For the love of almond butter
Hey blog friends! I guess I just barely made the self-imposed 3-day limit between blog posts, whoops. How are you?
I have lots to catch up on but let’s talk first about something “new” I tried recently. I have had almond butter before but only the chunky variety. It was good but I still think PB is the best, in my opinion.
This past week or so, I started using another kind of almond butter, Blue Diamond creamy almond butter which I found at Whole Foods. Unfortunately almond butter tends to be a bit more expensive…this one clocked in at $4.99.
I have eaten it many times this week, many different ways, but mostly in my morning oatmeal!
With dried apricots and chocolate chips:
The usual (aka banana):
Just as a side note, I have used up all my dried fruit and am now down to just bananas in my oats in the morning. I’ve also cut back on my grain intake (which I learned to overdo as a runner), especially mid day, which I have already noticed make a HUGE difference in my energy levels. No more 2 p.m. slump for this girl!
I am a fan of gritty nut butters and this one certainly satisfied that. It took a little getting used to after using PB for so long but it certainly keeps me satisfied and tastes very good.
That being said, I’m ready to switch back to PB for a bit – but I’d like to keep almond butter in my regular rotation, maybe I will even try to make my own?!
It also makes a great topping for plain Greek yogurt, mmm…
Have a lovely evening!
p.s. I noticed on the website that they have a honey variety, oh oh! ;-)