Almonds are high-protein and rich in monounsaturated fats, which research links to a reduced risk of heart disease and a healthy cardiovascular system. Almonds are also one of the richest sources of vitamin E, magnease and magnesium, which help protect the body from Alzheimer’s disease to muscle function. To achieve a more spreadable consistency, we added a little coconut oil, which is also classed as a superfood and can help weight loss, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. All in all a very healthy spread which can top porridge, go in smoothies, slathered on apple slices or even spread over a humble piece of toast.
- 350g Organic Almonds*
- 1 tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (optional) we found Lucy Bee is the best
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to your blender** and blend for around 1-2 minutes (depending on blender), pushing the mixture down to ensure an even consistency.
**It is best to use a powerful blender like a Vitamix, as the almonds take a lot of processing to turn into a paste. Whatever you use, ensure you stop the blender every 30-45 seconds to push the mixture down and to avoid the blender overheating.