Homemade Almond & Coconut Butter

Homemade Almond & Coconut Butter

Ingredients Needed:

300g Almonds blended.

180g pure coconut oil.

Small amount of macadamia oil.

 

How To:

First, blend the 300g of almonds until a paste consistency is achieved.

Any blender will do the job but personally use a Vitamix blender.

Once this is blended, add the 180g of pure coconut oil to the almond paste.

Once mixed in the blender, add a splash of macadamia oil to the mix and blend again.

Pour the finished mix into jars and store them at room temperature.

Butter is always best eaten when it is of a paste consistency rather than as a liquid.

Coconut

Coconut is a very versatile and indispensable food item for most people under the tropical belt. It is a complete food rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals. A medium-sized nut carrying 400 g edible meat and some 30-150 ml of water may provide almost all the daily-required essential minerals, vitamins, and energy of an average-sized individual.

100 g kernel holds 354 calories. Much of this comes from the fats and protein. Although its meat is disproportionately high in saturated fats in comparison to other common edible nuts, coconut has many health promoting bioactive compounds.

The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid (1:12 carbon fatty acid). Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high-density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockage (atherosclerosis). Physicians recommend high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason.

Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat summer thirst. The juice is filled with simple sugar, electrolytes, minerals, and bioactive compounds such as cytokinin, and enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, peroxidase, polymerases, etc. Altogether, these enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.