Almond butter is becoming the new peanut butter! This emerging spoonful of deliciousness has numerous health benefits including preventing heart disease. Here are 3+ reasons to add almond butter to your diet:
- It’s a source of slow-burning protein, which means it keeps you fuller for longer! Almond butter is ideal to have in the morning or before a workout to hold you through.
- Its unsaturated fatty acid content helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, which sustains our energy level and helps prevent heart disease.
- Each 2-tbs serving contains:
- 111 mg of calcium–11% of the recommended daily intake (RDI)
- 299 Mg of copper– ⅓ of the RDI
- 89 mg of magnesium–28% of RDI for women, 21% for men
- 7.8 mg of vitamin E–52% of RDI
Almond butter is great for AB&J (almond butter and jam) sandwiches, oatmeal, smoothies, and my newest discovery, in cereals! To gain the full benefits, be sure to choose almond butters with no additives such as sugar and hydrogenated fats. Go all-natural!
Serving size: 2
Total time: 5 minutes
- 2 tbs almond butter (refrigerated almond butter works better for binding the bars)
- 2 tsp honey
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 cup of your favorite cereal (I chose Trader Joe’s Multigrain O’s Cereal)
- Place almond butter and honey into a bowl and stir thoroughly.
- Add raisins and cereal. Mix so that each piece of cereal gets a taste of almond butter and honey.
- Place the cereal blend onto a cutting board. Separate into 2. Using two large knives, create a rectangular shape and press against either side to make the bars in-tact.
- Serve with a side of fruit and voila—a nutritious breakfast!