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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Almond Butter | Review


Peanut butter is a pantry staple. Everyone knows it's true. Peanut butter is a simple and quick, protein-filled addition for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner.
In the healthy food world, this little gem known as almond butter surfaced quite recently. It's essentially the same exact concept as peanut butter, but with almonds.


There is only one ingredient in Trader Joe's Almond Butter and that's dry roasted almonds.
 So why is almond butter a whole lot healthier for you than peanut butter? Let's hash this out.

Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter

Pros:
Almond butter is a great alternative for people with peanuts allergies.
Almond butter has more fiber, potassium, manganese, iron and calcium than peanut butter.
Almond butter has about half the saturated fat as peanut butter, although almond butter has a higher total fat content (but it's healthy fat).

Cons:
Almonds are not legumes, which means almond butter is not rich in protein, unlike peanut butter which is super rich in protein.
Almond butter is a whole lot more expansive than peanut butter i.e. $2 for a jar of peanut butter vs. $8 for the same size jar of almond butter.


Ways to Eat Almond Butter

Almond butter and jelly sandwiches
Spread on toast/bread
Banana sandwiches
Almond butter and banana sandwiches
Spread on pancakes/waffles/crepes
Spread on celery sticks
Sandwiched inside Oreos
Spread on apples

This list can go on and on. Almond butter can be eaten in all the same ways as peanut butter, but you'd consume healthier benefits from almond butter.





As you can tell, the only down side to almond butter is the cost. It is a bit expensive, but I'd say it's worth it. Sometimes I prefer the taste of almonds over peanuts, so it's a nice change. I give almond butter 4/5 stars, deducting one star because of the cost and the lack of protein. Other than that, amazing and delicious.



xo, Sarah Holt

Some people say they like peanut butter on pickles. Have you ever tried that combination? Would you try it with almond butter?

8 comments:

  1. I'm a huge huge fan of peanut butter (let's say: no day is complete without).! I also tried almond butter and really like it as well! The only reason why I didn't buy it a second time is because of the price tag. It's quite expensive, like you say. But it tastes delicious!
    Have a lovely weekend, Sarah!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. I absolutely love peanut butter too... I eat it all the time for the protein. I really like the taste of almond butter but the price is just too much! Thanks!

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  2. I love almond butter! This looks delicious :)

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    1. Almond butter is really, really tasty!

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  3. Shame it's a little pricey, but it does sound absolutely delicious!

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Almond butter is absolutely delicious! If you have a few extra dollars/whatever other currency laying around, it definitely is worth it!

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