Low in carbs and high in protein and good fats, almonds are the type of nuts you want to add to your healthy diet. They’re also a good source of vitamin E and minerals, and are found to lower cholesterol. If you’re looking to make an almond butter with your OmniBlend, best use the 2 liter jug, which is a bit narrower at the bottom and well suited to blend nuts to a nutritious butter.
It’s very easy to make your own almond butter, and once you’ve done it once, you can start experimenting with different oils, and add different spices to enhance its flavour.
To develop the flavour of the almonds, roast them on a sheet of baking paper in your oven, on 180C, for just 8-10 minutes. Transfer the roasted nuts to the jug, and add the canola oil. Place the lid on the jug, and start blending on low, increasing to medium. Remove the cap from the lid, to use the tamper and push the nuts down in the corners, into the blades. Continue blending for about 6-8 minutes, until you reach your preferred consistency for the butter.
Enjoy this butter as a fruit dip, on (rice) crackers or toast, or as an ingredient to other dishes and drinks, like this Winter Chocolate Vitamin Booster.
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