How can eating almond butter help your skin?
So, we aren’t telling you to smear almond butter on your face (though you could do that), but we are saying that eating almond butter can have some really positive effects on your skin. We know some people will say that peanut butter does the same thing, but it doesn’t… technically speaking peanut butter has omega 3 & omega 6 ratio issues that don’t make it as good for your skin as almond butter.
Why is Almond Butter so good?
It is packed with Vitamin E (almost 9mg per cup) which is great news for your skin. It protects your skin from the effects of oxidation (it’s impossible to keep the oxygen off your face) and photoaging (damage caused by the sun).
Don’t buy just any almond butter…
Most almond butter that is mass produced doesn’t have all of these benefits, they are also expensive, and include chemicals (that’s a big no no). Almonds are not sustainable in general because to grow one almond takes 1.1 gallons or 4.1 litres of water (that’s a lot). So, this might not be something you want to consider as a forever thing, but in the time of empty shelves and social distancing we decided to try making almond butter using a Nutri-Bullet and a stove top.
We are aiming to come out of this crisis with great skin at the very least…
Here’s the almond butter recipe we used below:
- 4 cups of raw almonds
- ½ cup of Coconut Oil
- 2 TBSP of Honey
- 1 TBSP of Cinnamon
- Toast the almonds in a pan on the stove top (takes 10 minutes), flip them over several times. You can even burn them a bit if you want a smoky flavour in your almond butter.
- Pull the almonds from the pan and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes (if you don’t your Nutri-bullet might start smoking in the middle of this)
- Don’t just throw them all in the large Nutri cup… Portion it out and start a bit at a time until you have all the almonds blended down into a fine powder
- Add the coconut oil (or you can use avocado oil) a bit at a time, continue blending and pushing the butter off the walls of the blender cup
- Continue blending until you get to your desired texture
- Add the honey and cinnamon last and blend for about two minutes, making sure you’ve got good movement.