My friends often tell me ‘you’re so motivated‘ or ‘I couldn’t eat like you all the time!‘. But the truth is I’m not always motivated and I don’t eat super healthy all the time.

Okay, so you won’t find me down the chippie at 2am on a Friday night after drinking a half a bottle of vodka and in bed on saturday morning sleeping off my horrendous hangover (those days are well and truly behind me). But I’m only human and sometimes 1 brownie turns into 3 (or 4) or I’ll cancel my gym class to hang out with my friends.

With that in mind I’ve decided to start a new feature called ‘confessions of a health blogger‘.

Consession 1

I ate half a jar of almond butter and it was fantastic.

Almond butter has been really expensive lately so I haven’t eaten much for a while. But I really wanted some so I decided to treat myself to a jar.

As soon as I got home it was kettle on (to make a cup of tea- a very British thing to do!), jar lid off and spoon at the ready. I savored that first taste, but then before I knew it I’d mindlessly eaten a little under half the jar #sorrynotsorry.

I know that a portion size is 2 table spoons, but sometimes I like to live on the edge and eat more. As long as you’re not doing it every day it’s not really a problem. Everything in moderation as they say.

figs and almond butter snack healthyandpsyched

When I’m not spooning it straight from the jar, I love to make spiced almond butter and eat it on corn thins with a portion of fruit- figs, banana and berries work really well.

Spiced Almond Butter Recipe

Serves 1
0 of your 5 a day

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp almond butter (I recommend pip & nut or meridian)
  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1-2tsp boiling water

Method

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and then spread onto corn thins, stir into your porridge or just enjoy it straight up. If it doesn’t want to mix try adding a little bit more water.

 

Are you a self-confessed nut butter addict?
What’s your favourite way to eat it?

 

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