I decided it was time to pull out my Vitamix and use if for more than making smoothies. I wanted to make my own almond butter and almond flour (still working on perfecting this). It was super easy!
I got my non-roasted almonds from BJs. I think about $10 for the bag.
I added 2 cups of Almonds into my Vitamix with the tamper in place.
I turned the Vitamix onto 1 and quickly turned it up to 10 and then moved it to High (use your tamper to push down the almonds) – it is very quick – you will hear the Vitamix start to churn hard as the Almonds release their oils – which helps create the Almond Butter. This should be done between 1 – 3 minutes no more – listen to your machine so you don’t burn it out.
Here is what it looks like in the Vitamix:
And the final product in its container.
I used a nice heaping tablespoon in my pre-workout shake along with 4 ozs of unsweetened almond milk, 4 ozs water and 1 scoop of Chocolate Sun Warrior protein mix. I put all ingredients into the Vitamix – delicious (and made for a great workout)!