Thinking “If only” can become a bad habit. Lately I’ve had my fair share of If only’s…
If only it was warmer I would get outside and be more active.
If only I had my car I could get to crossfit more than two times a week.
If only I had skis I could go to the mountain with friends on weekends.
If only I had a more expensive camera and lens my photos would be better.
If only I had the extra money I could shell out for expensive almond butter every week.
But this is not a way to go through life. Always wishing for the next best thing and not enjoying what you already have.
Really its only 40 degrees out, there’s no excuse to stay inside.
I’m lucky my friend lets me borrow her car twice a week to get to crossfit.
I have my own two feet and plenty of trails and mountains around me to hike on weekends.
I have a great camera already and should appreciate and use it to my full ability.
I’m lucky enough that bulk almonds are cheap and I can make my own, yummier, almond butter at home!
Toasted Coconut Almond Butter
This recipe yields about 1 cup of almond butter so feel free to double the recipe to make a 16oz typical jar of almond butter.
- 2 cups raw unsalted almonds
- 1/8th tsp salt
- 2 tsp unrefined coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Place unsweetened coconut on a baking sheet and toast in the oven (350 degrees) or toaster oven for 5-7 minutes if your making a lot (less time if your only toasting the 1 Tbsp), watching carefully and removing when it just begins to brown. Make a bunch at once to have on hand because toasted coconut is dreamy!
In a food processor add raw almonds and process until a fine meal is created. Stop the processor and scrape down the sides several times throughout. Should take 5- 7 minutes. Add in coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and shredded coconut and continue to process until completely smooth. This can take anywhere from a total of 5-10 minutes. Scrape down as needed and add more coconut oil is you prefer a drippier almond butter.
What’s your current “If only”? Can you turn it around to see it more positively?
Happy Weekend Everyone!