Okay…you guys are SO NICE. Thanks for all your sweet comments about Ry and I’s pool pics :)
A few people requested that I share tips on how to get better defined abs, so I am currently in the process of coming up with a post all about ABS! I am definitely not a nutritionist or a trainer, so everything that I share will be 100% my opinion and what has worked for me personally. But hopefully you can benefit from some of them! So check back soon for my go to ab workouts and other tips!
Anyways, how has your week been?
Mine has been pretty typical, but there have definitely been some highlights!
On Tuesday night, Ryan and I made the short drive down to Denver for the Rockies game. We grabbed dinner at The YardHouse (which was PHENOMENAL) and headed to the field.
Wednesday morning I woke up with one thing on my mind: homemade nut butter. I have been wanting to make some for ages now and figured that it was the perfect thing to do on a day where neither of us had plans.
We used the “Not so Sinful Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter” recipe from Eating Bird Food and started by roasting 2 cups of almonds.
Then we got out my mom’s totally ghetto food processor…
(excuse the fact that I had just woken up and look like a total slob)
Despite the fact that this food processor is about 30 years old, it worked like a charm at blending up our almonds!
1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup raisins, and 1 tsp vanilla extract were added into the mix. After blending it up and tasting, we decided that it needed a little extra sweetness, so we added about 3 drops of liquid stevia. Those of us who aren’t used to natural PB need some help getting weened off of the high fructose corn syrup.
This stuff is SO GOOD. After trying PB & Co’s cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter, I thought that nothing could compete. But this stuff is JUST as good.
Ryan doesn’t like chunks of raisins, but after he left, I stirred in about another 1/4 cup of whole raisins into the jar :)
My favorite way to eat this is on pieces of celery.
Ants on a log? Ah how I miss kindergarten.
After eating lots of almond butter, we decided it was time for lunch!
My sandwich was pretty plain and boring….(sandwich thin, turkey, pepperjack, hummus, lettuce tomato…) so it went undocumented.
Ryan’s, on the other hand, was quite impressive.
It included 1 full sandwich thin plus another half, turkey, pepperjack, pesto, tomato and spinach.
I think I may have had something to do with that…
So now that I am thoroughly obsessed with homemade nut butters, I can’t wait to make another batch!
Any good homemade nut butter recipes that you’d like to share??