I am literally sitting here kicking myself for not trying this sooner. Do you know how easy it is to make your own nutbutter? Well its easy if you have a vitamix but I have seen it done in food processors as well.
In three minutes I made fresh, home-made, no preservatives, no added yucky stuff almond butter. It was so good I licked the spatula, I licked the top of the vitamix, the spoon I used for scooping any that dropped, I even dropped some on purpose. I had to put the lid on it and clean up otherwise I would have been tempted to eat the whole thing. Fresh nutbutter is 100% better than the jar kind. I wouldn’t have believed it unless I tried it.
recipe? just pour 3 cups dry roasted nuts in your vitamix and turn on. I added some honey and it already had sea salt on the almonds. that’s it.
Pros: Healthier, less processed, can control the sugar and salt content, tastes so much better, is insanely easy, and just makes you feel good about serving something fresh.
Cons: expensive. the nuts cost me $8 and only yielded me 16 oz of nutbutter. no other cons to report at this time.
next time I will do raw and roast myself to avoid them having to process it and to get as healthy as I can and this way I control the salt, the nuts and the whole process except for harvesting the nut.
I can do it! And if I can do it, you can do it.