Made from crushing and grinding freshly roasted almonds into a paste, almond butter is a spreadable food which is perfect for spreading on toast or adding to biscuit recipes.
Low in carbohydrates and high in protein and healthy fats
Almond butter is low in carbohydrates and high in both protein and healthy fats,
Protein is an essential part of our diets as it helps to maintain and repair muscles and it is especially important that you hit your daily recommended protein allowance if you live an active lifestyle and enjoy working out.
Almond butter: high in fibre
As well as all of these nutritional benefits, this wonderful spread is also high in fibre.
Flavoured almond butter
Almond butter is available in a range of flavours including coconut, pumpkin spice and even cherry Bakewell flavour!
Is crunchy or smooth almond butter better for you?
The age old debate – crunchy or smooth almond butter?!
Smooth almond butter is usually more popular amongst children, who generally dislike any kind of lumps in their food!
But the one you choose will really depend on your tastes and which texture you prefer.
When it comes to nutritional profile there really isn’t much difference between the two.
Of course, there is an even more popular way to eat almond butter for breakfast. Almond butter is delicious when spread on a slice or two of toast for a simple breakfast that is ready in a couple of minutes.
Speaking of spreading onto bread, an almond butter and jam sandwich can also make for a quick and tasty lunch.
Almond butter is also great for a mid-morning or afternoon snack. It can be spread on apples or rice cakes topped with sliced banana or simply eaten straight from the jar with a spoon if you are so inclined!
You could mix almond butter with Greek yogurt or cream cheese to make a nutty flavoured dip and then use carrots and cucumber sticks to dip in. This is great as a healthy snack for a party or gathering.
Almond butter for baking
You can also add almond butter to your baking to add a rich, sweet flavour to your cakes and biscuits.
It is particularly moreish when added to chocolate chip cookies.
Or if you prefer your cooking to be savoury, almond butter can be added to curries, stews and soups.
If you love a smoothie, a spoonful of almond butter makes a great addition to this for some added protein, which is perfect following an intense workout.