Ah, almond butter. What would I do without you?! This is a staple in my refrigerator and I use it so often that it’s something I have to replenish every other week (if not more often). It’s surprisingly pricey (8, 9 dollars, maybe?) at a regular supermarket, so I usually pick mine up at TJs for about 5 dollars and it is ALWAYS the most expensive thing I buy (but always worth it!)
It comes in a variety of different ways….salty, crunchy, smooth, unsalted, etc. I always stick with the raw, crunchy, unsalted version. No added salt for me! I use it in countless ways. You can pretty much use it any way you would peanut butter, but here are some of the ways I use it:
– grilled almond butter and jelly sandwich
– on toast topped with banana slices
– in a smoothie (best. idea. ever.)
– in breakfast quinoa/oatmeal
– on apple slices
– straight out of the jar
When I was hardcore into running a few months ago (pre injury, boo!) my go-to pre running snack was either a spoonful of this stuff straight out of the jar, or I would slather it onto a piece of whole wheat toast. It kept me satisfied and gave me the fuel I needed for my running.
Don’t get me wrong — I love me some regular ole’ peanut butter and I happily enjoy both types (or any sort of nut butter, really) but there’s something about this stuff that I think I like better. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing out. Splurge a little and pick some up!