I don’t remember why, but at some point in the past few months, I bought a bag of roasted, unsalted almonds from Trader Joe’s. I used some of them for whatever and that was it. So fast forward to today – I needed almond butter from the store and forgot to buy it. Well, I looked at my pantry and saw this bag and I decided to make the little bit of almond butter that I needed. And then I saw how quick and easy it was and I just made enough to fill a plastic container with. Amazing!
THEN I saw a container of cocoa roasted almonds and made that into almond butter along with a little sugar. And then I made a smoothie using said cocoa roasted almond butter, a pear, banana, plain yogurt, and spinach in it and it was sooo yummy I had to share. Really you cannot taste the spinach at all. I think as long as you put a banana into your smoothie mix, the texture and taste turn out great.
Mix in food processor about a cup of almonds at a time to ensure you don’t burn your machine out. After it starts looking pureed a bit around the edges, mix it around with a spoon or spatula. Add more almonds. Keep pureeing until it looks like the almonds are sticking together. Mine began to form a ball and it was easy to get out of the processor. You can make it as crunchy or smooth as you like.
I was just so excited about this discovery, I had to share!