I’ve recently rekindled my infatuation for peanut butter. A few weeks ago you would’ve caught me eating the stuff straight out of the jar. Then one day whilst perusing the vast varieties of ‘nut butters’ I came across almond butter. Just so happens I love almonds and recently I even switched to almond milk so why not give almond butter a go? Of course I’ve seen it before but this time I was ready to delve in. The outcome is…..smashing.
Really, why didn’t I try this earlier? Do we get stuck liking what we like we become afraid of trying new things–even me, as a foodie guy? Gotta say I’m glad I broadened my horizons as almond butter is delicious and nutritious (and yes, now I’m hooked).
With my new infatuations fully in heat, I came across this brilliant idea from our friend Sheila at LiveWell360. In a nutshell (pretty good, right?), don’t toss your empty PB jars–instead, pour in some cooked oatmeal! This morning I remembered to save my jar (with extra scrapings just for good measure) and was I delighted I did. Truth be told I’m a bit miffed I didn’t think of this first!
Cook oats on the stove per directions. Pour into Jar and swirl a drizzle of almond milk. Done.
Can’t get any easier than that!
TIP: When choosing any nut butters be sure to read your labels. All you want to read is “dry roasted almonds” or “roasted peanuts.” Nothing else, not extra oil, salt and certainly not extra sugar. These nut butters will have oil separation (you’ll see a layer of oil on top) which is natural. A quick stir and you’re good to go but be sure to keep refrigerated since there are no preservatives.
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