Thursday, April 16, 2009

Almond, Joy!

I adore Almond Butter, but it's quite expensive both in terms of $$ and calories.

To lighten the load I mix it at least 50/50 with fat free plain* yogurt. I like Stonyfields Organic.

A quarter cup of the yogurt, a quarter cup (or less) of almond butter, a few generous shakes of ground cinnamon, stir vigorously and serve. The addition of yogurt makes the almond butter a light and fluffy delight. I use it as a dip for apple slices, on top of sliced bananas and pineapple chunks and, of course, chocolate.

*I like the tang of the plain yogurt, but if you'd like a sweeter topping/dip, vanilla yogurt could be just the thing.

P.S. I found the MaraNatha Almond Butter at a Whole Foods store, but I see you can order it from directly their website and maybe save a bit of $$.

8 comments:

Carapace said...

Wow, someone posted a recipe, and it's one I can actually eat!

I don't find almond butter all that expensive. And it's not bad on the calories when you think about all the healthy fatty proteiny goodness, right? Where are you getting yours?

maryeb said...

I bought mine at a Whole Foods store. I see you can also order it directly from MaraNatha. The link is in my post.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Yum! This looks so good with the apples!

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uniquecommodities said...

sounds and looks yummy!

Becky said...

mmmm sounds yummy - great tip, thank you :D

di said...

great recipe thanks! we love almond butter and love the idea of adding yogurt and serving with apples....our new snack!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a great idea!