Hi. You may have read some of my posts here. I'm Melissa. I just joined the Cooking Light staff as the new fellow. Looking through our blog archives, I saw several posts on peanut butter, like this one and this one. I must admit, I got a little jealous. See, I have a minor allergy to peanuts, or intolerance—whatever hives count as. It started late in life, so I dearly miss my peanut butter.
This is where the story gets happy. My mother introduced me to almond butter. Almond butter is a little different than peanut butter. The oil tends to rise to the top of the container so you have to stir it. The texture is more sticky, less creamy. The taste is very similar to peanut butter, but it's richer, more flavorful. Honestly, it's divine.
There are just six ingredients in Vanilla Espresso nut butter: Almonds, agave nectar, vanilla, coffee, espresso powder, salt. Perfection. No preservatives. No additives. Just wholesome goodness.
Erika had this recipe to share with us, for a healthy pick-me-up whether you skipped lunch studying for finals, or just went on a 10-mile hike in the lush Oregon wilderness:
Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter Smoothie
Ingredients: 1 cup of milk/almond milk 1 frozen banana 2 T Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter A pinch of cinnamon some ice cubes
Method: Add to blender. Mix well.
Check out all of Wild Friends nut butters. You won't regret it.