What is almond butter?

I don’t know about you, but before I embarked on this “un”processed journey I had only faintly heard of Almond butter.  I really had no idea what is was or used for.  It sounded too … I don’t know …. weird.   Almonds and butter?  I decided to buy it because it was interesting to me.  It sat on my shelf for oh ………  a month.  I was afraid of it. 033

Well one day I ran out of peanut butter making my Peanut butter cups and was starving when I got back from the gym.  I like to have something small with both carbs and protein after a workout and a slice of whole wheat bread from my favorite bakery downtown was calling my name.  Only …. no peanut butter!  Dangit!

Then I remembered this almond butter that I had in the pantry.   So I decided to give this foreign unknown substance a try.  I look at the label.  Hmmmmm.  Almonds.  That’s it?  That’s what I’ve been afraid of all this time?  So peanut butter is made from peanuts and almond butter is made from, yes, almonds.

WOW!  This isn’t so scary.

I slather some on my wonderful bread and was in HOG HEAVEN!!!  I like this sooooo much better than peanut butter!  I had no idea.  I feel like a person who has been given a brand new start.  I feel like there are so many foods out there I have been just unwilling to try, for really no good reason.  So I could have been enjoying this wonderful almond butter instead of peanut butter all this time.

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And by the way, the experts out there say that almonds are better for you than peanuts are so it’s a healthy alternative from your everyday peanut butter.

I got mine from Trader Joe’s.   Wait until the kids get ahold of this stuff!  It’s like Christmas in our house these days, trying new things and we are just loving it!  Try some for yourself.  I really think you’ll enjoy it.  There’s nothing to be afraid of !

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