Strawberry Fruit & Nut Butter
Great things are discovered by complete accident and this was one of them for me! I started out by trying to find a healthy snack for my husband's late night cravings since he decided that his usual bowl of ice cream MIGHT be putting pounds around the waist? As shocked as I WASN'T, I was on a quest! I have an abundance of ground almonds from making almond milk and I needed to get rid of them, so I originally was going to make almond butter. But I couldn't get it to the right consistency because I have a really small food processor that basically sucks. I had just bought a tub of fresh strawberries and for whatever cooking-genius reason, I wondered if I could mix it all together to make a delicious fruity nut butter!
1 cup ground almonds
1/4 hemp oil
1/4 cup coconut oil ( I am not sure if both oils are actually needed, like I said, it was a mistake!)
6 large fresh strawberries
2 tsp. agave
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Cut 4 strawberries into chunks and put into blender with agave and cinnamon. Chop remaining 2 strawberries and set aside.
In food processor, mix almonds and oil until slightly chunky or mix into a butter form if you can.
In a bowl, mix all ingredients including chopped strawberries and refrigerate.
Great as a dip for apples or jicama.
Pictured above on a slice of light rye toast for my non-raw husband!