CAROB ALMOND BUTTER

FINALLY! I’m super excited to share this gorgeous recipe!

You’re gonna loveeee it! I swear I could just spoon the whole thing… Ok, who am I kiddin’ – you can totally find me in the kitchen, yoga pants, messy bun, standing in a tree pose, trying out spoon after spoon to decide if it’s worthy of publishing it on my site.

After .. way too many spoons, it was kinda clear I must share this baby with the world.

I can also feel it would be an amazing addition to cookies, which I will try – keep tuned @ninasempire for the results because I think it’ll be AMAZING.

Who knows, perhaps I’ll come up with a cookie recipe including this precious gem. Would you like that? Let me know, I love getting feedback from you guys, it means a world to me!

So, I found myself the other day, mixing up my almond butter batch & doing my thinking while watching it come to life – yes, I do just stand there, watch it hypnotized & enjoy the smell. It’s kinda like in the shower when you get all your best ideas.

Then it hit me – what if I added a bit of carob powder?!

I mean, lets get serious, carob is the best. It was totally worth the try.

Rushing to get all the stuff I imagined I’d need before the idea doesn’t leave my brain (it’s totally a thing!!), I brought up some carob powder, honey, almond milk & started experimenting.

 

 

After a couple of minutes of, 1 spoon this 1 spoon that, a miracle happened.. a delicious freakin’ miracle!

I was so excited I went straight to offering it to my daughter – turned out, she doesn’t get excited about food as much as I do, so she gave me a nope & continued playing.

Fair enough.

 

 

 

Of course, ingredients are worthy of your magnificent body! You know I’m obsessed with nurturing our bodies with all the right stuff, soo.. lets just introduce ourselves to the star of the recipe:

Although I don’t see it used very often here in Germany, carob is actually a nutrient powerhouse.

What I love sharing with you ladies are calcium rich foods & carob is one of the best! One cup has around 350mg calcium – more than milk which has around 275mg.

Not only is it rich in calcium, but other minerals as well; magnesium, potassium, iron – all of which are super important for our well-being.

AAAAAnd my favorite – tons of fiber. A tablespoon has around 5g fiber which is insane. Daily recommendation is minimum 30-35g. Your digestion’s gonna love it!

Last but not least, tons of polyphenols; amazing antioxidant properties, wonders for our cholesterol levels + blood fats.

Also, it tastes kinda like cocoa, so I think we should use more of it.

 

 

Hello you delicious health!

Oh dear, oh dear, almond butter. I don’t know if I prefer making it or eating it, seriously. That smell.

Healthy fats, tons of vitamin E, fiber, what’s not to love?!

 

 

Since I discovered how awesome this combo is, it’s a regular on our table. So far I used cow milk, almond milk & oat milk – each of them was wonderful.

One tablespoon of honey is enough for me, but if you like your spread sweeter, feel free to add a bit more honey.

You’ll need to use roasted almonds. Roast them in the oven, at ca. 350°F  (180°C) for like 10mins, but keep an eye on them – they easily burn, which gives them a bitter taste. We don’t want that. After roasting, let them cool. This makes butter making much easier process.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD EAT IT:

  • Carob: calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, fiber, polyphenols
  • Almonds: healthy fats, vitamin E, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese & phosphorus
  • Honey: a bit of minerals + vitamins, phenolic acid & flavonoids, enzymes

 

 

PRO TIP:

The left overs that you can’t scrap from your food processor? Drop a cup of milk of your choice in there, mix it up for few moments -> delicious drink!

 

CAROB ALMOND BUTTER

Magical bread spread that happens to be a nutritional powerhouse.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • ca. 2 cups (300g) roasted almonds cold
  • 3 tbsp (ca. 40g) carob powder
  • 0.4 oz (110ml) milk of your choice (here oat milk)
  • 1 tbsp (30g) honey

Instructions

  1. Blend the roasted almonds in your food processor until they're butter. Should take around 10minutes.

  2. Add carob powder & honey.

  3. Add milk, but gradually - until you reach the consistency you like, for me it was at 0.4oz

  4. Scrap it out in your container & enjoy!

  5. BONUS: don't forget to add a cup of milk in the food processor & make yourself a delicious drink!

YOUR TURN:

 

Are you also nuts about nut butters?

Eating them from a spoon in a tree pose? Brilliant, or what?

When you try it, remember to share it on Instagram with #ninasempire – can’t wait to see your beauties!

 

Lots of love,

Nina

 

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