Good Morning : )
It is so nice out today! I am so glad that I can just lounge about today after I get home from church and the gym. I am on my way to finishing The Three Musketeers and then I’m done with my AP work finally! After I got home from work last night my mom said that she had some surprises waiting for me in the kitchen…
My mom is the best. She bought me two kinds of tofu – firm and a cool silken kind that is flavored with vanilla, two bags of beans, soy milk, a bunch of fruits and veggies and So Delicious Dairy-free Ice Cream in chocolate peanut butter. YUM!
Yes finally I have tried to make home made raw almond butter thanks to my girl Heather, and for me it was a labor of love. I thought my poor food processor was going to die out on me. It ended up taking over an hour and I only ended up getting about 1 cup. So what did I do you ask? Thanks to Emily I decided to try and make some ABU. Just by adding a little soy milk I was able to turn my 1 cup of raw almond butter into this…
Lets just say I have putting this on everything. Its so addicting I cant get enough.
In this bowl I had a nectarine, flax seeds, ABU and raw almonds. I have been throwing all kinds of combinations like this together.
This is what I had for a snack this morning. A huge peach that we bought from the farmers market, flax seeds, red grapes, bloobs, soy milk and left over coconut from my homemade coconut milk. A little drizzle of ABU on top and I was in heaven!
Now you might have noticed that I have been putting flax seeds on everything these days and here’s why…
Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese. They are also a good source of folate and vitamin B6 as well as the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. In addition, flax seeds are concentrated in lignan phytonutrients. They are an awesome source of protein and provides lots of healthy fats for the body which are good for your hair and nails. Plus they are super yummy and have a nutty crunch that can be added to anything!
Question of the day – what is your favorite kind of nuts/seeds?
My favorites are almonds and I love sun-flower seeds. They are so versatile and you can get them for a fairly decent price at a lot of different stores.