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‘.
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.
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
0 of your 5 a day
- 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
- 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?