Hey hey how was everyones weekend?! anyone’s team win? I don’t care who won but I won the final box of $200 holla! ;-)
My brother and dad also won the other quarters, it was just a pool from my moms job, but I’d be so annoyed if a whole family won everything haha
I’ll get into the day and the food another day but long story short it all went over so well and everyone loved the chili, sweet potato fries, taco dip and ofcoarse the brownies! I loved watching big tough guys eat these little football shaped brownies haha
I been addicted to making peanutbutter since I got my vitamix. It takes 30 seconds to make a full jar of it, can’t get any better! My favorite kind of butter is trader joe’s almond flaxseed! But my store hasn’t sold it since it was recalled months ago. I had to take matter into my own hands. I have a weak food processor so everytime I tried to make this it just turned into a warm almond flour lol
But with the vitamix it says to add oil to make almond butter because almonds take longer to release oils and I just don’t really like it to oily yet didn’t want to break my vitamix either. So i added some cashews just enough because they release oils quick like peanutbutter. Oh was this amazing.
Flaxseed has a ton of healthy components but the popular ones are:
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
- Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
- Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types. [source]
Roasted Almond Flaxseed Butter
1 cup cashews
2 cups almonds
1/4 cup flaxseed
Preheat oven to 300 and spread the almonds and flaxseed on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes then flip and bake for another 10 minutes. Once done add the cashews and almonds to the vitamix. Turn it on and move it to 10 then high, and using the tamper keep pushing it down. This will take about 45 seconds. Once desired consistency lower and add the flaxseed til just mixed. Makes close to 2 cups.
**If don’t have a vitamix follow the same directions just in a powerful food processor and process for 10-15 minutes and continue to scrape the sides down!
**Instead of using cashews you can use peanutbutter or just 2-3 tablespoons of any oil you like (canola, peanut, flaxseed, etc)
then only downside of the vitamix?! it doesn’t come apart so I can lick every crevice to get the almond butter. I think I did a pretty good job though
Beware this stuff is addicting and just because it’s home made it’s still not good to eat half of the jar, just saying.
What’s your favorite kind of nut/seed butter?
Any of your favorite foods ever get recalled or discontinued?