Coconut Almond Butter Recipe


October 22, 2013
In Recipes

Coconut Almond Butter

In honor of National Nut Day, I wanted to share a nut butter recipe featuring two of my favorites- almond and coconut! Nut butters are so amazing because of their versatility and dense energy content. Rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, they are one of nature’s perfect foods. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, protein, and magnesium while coconut is rich in medium chain fatty acids. When you combine the two and whip into a butter, you have a truly delicious and nutritious spread that is great with sprouted bread, apple slices, frozen banana chunks, or oatmeal. The beauty of this recipe is you can substitute any combination of nuts you like (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews) and make a unique almond butter that’s perfect for your taste!

Recipe:

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted almonds (preferably organic)
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Optional add ins:

  • For a sweeter version, add 1T maple syrup or honey and 1tsp cinnamon
  • For a salty version, add 1 tsp sea salt

Throw the above ingredients in your food processor and process for 8-10 minutes, or until you achieve a smooth butter consistency. You will need to stop the processor every 2 minutes or so to scrape down the sides and keep it moving. It may not look like it will turn to butter, but be patient and make sure the mixture is not getting stuck on the blade. Store in an airtight container at room temperature (coconut butter solidifies when refrigerated).

Enjoy!

– Annie Lawless
Suja Juice

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Annie Lawless, Co-Founder of Suja Juice and Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), developed a passion for health and nutrition as a teenager after years of managing her own food sensitivities. She saw her health vastly improve when she began juicing and following a modified organic diet. Annie strengthened her knowledge for health and nutrition through her work as a yoga instructor and during her training at the Integrative Institute for Nutrition to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. When not in the kitchen or on the road, Annie spearheads consumer education for Suja, which ranges from blogging on behalf of the brand, sharing her innovative recipe creations on Suja’s social media platforms and her personal favorite, one-on-one interaction with Suja fans.