I buy it from the health food store mainly because I only have the one blender and I use that just about daily for vegetable smoothies. The HF store sells it just plan nut, almond or peanut, nothing added. Not too out of line with the price.
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Fitness Minutes: (31,224) Posts: 153 5/26/13 11:59 A
I think I like almonds, best, but the last one I made was a combination of nuts, which included brazil, hazlenut, cashew, pecans, almonds, if I remember correctly.
I don't ALWAYS add coconut oil. Seems like some require just a bit. I've not done as much experimenting as I'd like. I have found, however, that my food processor is much better at the task than my immersion blender (which has an attachment that makes it like a food processor, but perhaps I wasn't putting the speed high enough)
I've heard that soaking your cashews and grinding them is great for cooking - I've seen lots of recipes - I just haven't tried it (usually forget, and don't always have cashews on hand). When I was doing the 21-Day Sugar Detox, that was one nut you were not allowed to have - apparently some think it's more like a legume, and it's also sweeter than others, so cashews and peanuts were out for those 21 days, so it wouldn't trigger your sugar appetite, I suspect.
Fitness Minutes: (17,045) Posts: 368 5/25/13 12:57 P
I haven't tried making my own, but I think I will next time I buy organic raw cashews. They are my favorite! I always have coconut oil, but I don't think I will need any for cashews, they seem like they'd be creamy enough on their own, but we'll see.
What is your favorite combination of nuts for nut butter? Do you ever add any sea salt?
Sometimes I'll throw a single nut or seed (like sunflower seeds) in the food processor, with or without a bit of coconut oil, and make my own.
I don't usually do peanuts (while technically not a nut, are classified as such by most)
If I don't use it for consumption on whatever I wish; then I'll use it in baking (like the Civilized Caveman Banana Bread, which calls for some sort of nut butter). So, sometimes, I'll just throw the nuts into the food processor, make the 'butter' and go from there with the rest of the recipe.
I usually have to scoop it out and measure, to make sure I've made enough, but at least I know it's fresh.
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