We all know that we should be eating almonds, they are a great snack, etc. etc. I eat almonds, but lately I have been a big fan of almond butter – it is fabulous on banana’s, great in smoothies and easy to throw in just about anything that needs a dose of some healthy fats and protein!
What are the benefits of almonds?
- high in monosaturated fats (good fats, similar to olive oil)
- high in Vitamin E
- can help lower LDL cholesterol
- they are a low glycemic food and can actually help lower the glycemic index of a meal ie. almond butter on toast
- Heart healthy
- source of antioxidants
- great source of protein
- portable and easy to bring anywhere!

photos by Rune T & domestifluff

9 Comments (Reply )

  1. Cafe Cyan
    May 27, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    I love to throw a little dab of it in my smoothies with strawberry and banana. Yum!

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  2. Cafe Cyan
    May 27, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    I love to throw a little dab of it in my smoothies with strawberry and banana. Yum!

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  3. Cafe Cyan
    May 27, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    I love to throw a little dab of it in my smoothies with strawberry and banana. Yum!

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  4. MaryBeth Hughes
    May 28, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

    i’ve been meaning to try some almond butter. what’s your favorite brand?

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  5. MaryBeth Hughes
    May 28, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

    i’ve been meaning to try some almond butter. what’s your favorite brand?

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  6. MaryBeth Hughes
    May 28, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

    i’ve been meaning to try some almond butter. what’s your favorite brand?

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  7. Emily
    May 31, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    I’ve been buying the MaraNatha brand which I like a lot!

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  8. Emily
    May 31, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    I’ve been buying the MaraNatha brand which I like a lot!

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  9. Emily
    May 31, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    I’ve been buying the MaraNatha brand which I like a lot!

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