View Full Version : How do I make almond butter?
07-02-2008, 09:49 AM
Can someone help? I'm only about 2 weeks into eating raw and have been avoiding everything that called for almond butter or almond milk... but I'm begining to think I need the protein. I tend to get very dizzy and foggy after eating a lot of fruit and my green smoothies... and some past posts suggested the protein might help. But it sounds hard! is it? please tell me the answer is no!!
07-02-2008, 10:03 AM
I haven't had good luck with it. Do you have a really good food processor or blender? I have a new blendtec and they have a video on their site with the guy making peanut butter but peanuts are much softer than almonds. I've found that my almonds get pushed away from the blade and get stuck all over the sides in big chunks. Some people add olive oil or coconut oil when they blend to help this. With a food processor you have to turn it on for a while and then give it a rest b/c they overheat.
Your best bet is to use a Champion Juicer with a blank plate. Right, guys? If I remember correctly this is the easiest and best way. I don't have one so I don't know from experience.
07-02-2008, 10:07 AM
I think if you do a search (green bar up top :rolleyes: ) you'll see varying ways folks make it...
07-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Almond milk is really easy to make.
1 cup of almonds (preferably soaked for 6-12 hours)
4 cups of water
* optional: add a sweetener such as vanilla bean, soft dates, stevia, and/or raw honey
1. Liquefy water and almonds in blender & strain through a cheesecloth or a good tea strainer (keep the remaining almond pulp for other recipes).
2. Optional: Pour almond milk back into blender & blend with sweeteners (you can add the soft part of 1/2 vanilla bean).
I haven't quite figured out how to make the almond butter yet.
07-02-2008, 10:30 AM
For almond butter you need a really powerful blender like a vita-mix. and you just keep pressing them down with the pusher or with the bland pallet.
07-02-2008, 01:47 PM
I tired alot of different ways. And the one I stick with is the easiest.
Use nuts that have been soaked then dried. I make up a bunch that's already soaked then dried so I can just grab them when I wanna make this.
In the food processor..mix.. half and half of almonds and walnuts. I use the walnuts because they are more oily and help make it more like Almond Butter. Then I add some Coconut oil or other raw oil if I need it too be more oily but the walnuts usually do the trick. Add a bit of Sea Salt and process for a good amount of time. Stirring as you go. Sometimes I add some Honey too.
07-02-2008, 02:14 PM
ZJ - excellent! I'll have to try that. Lately I've been craving apples and almond butter! YUM-OH!!!
07-04-2008, 07:02 PM
No kidding, Zella Juice! That is such a great idea! Almond-Walnut Butter sounds so yummy right now!
07-04-2008, 08:30 PM
I used to do it in the food processor but it can take 20-30 minutes or more and you must stop regularly for long cool down periods or it WILL be cooked due to the friction and heat it generates. I use only almonds with nothing else.
Since I got a green star I've made some with it and it's 100 times faster and easier, just put the bread blank and nozzle and put the almonds in. You can pass the butter back through several times if you want it more liquid.
07-07-2008, 07:37 AM
I made the almond/walnut butter and did add some coconut butter to make the consistency even creamier - SO EASY! Thanks zella!!!!
07-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Glad I could help.
07-13-2008, 05:56 AM
I finally tried it. Yum-oh!
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