Her recipe calls for almonds, salt, and honey.
My recipe deviated a little from hers in that I added a bit of almond milk and didn’t add salt ( we all my disdain for salt-stems from the profession I suppose). I was grinding and grinding and the almonds weren’t just cooperating, so a little almond milk went in.
However this did not change the deliciousness of the almond butter.
Lucky for you all, tonight’s post is a twofer. You’re getting two recipes!!
So starting on Monday I am going to try following the Paleo diet for two weeks. Since I have been doing crossfit for the past few months, I’m constantly asked do I follow Paleo?? When I answer no, I get funny looks on my face and typically its followed with “Oh really?? Even though it has all those health benefits and removal of foods that cause inflammation??”
Well I am a food lover. I love all food groups. I love yogurt, oatmeal, grains, dairy products and of course sweets. I am not one to put something down if I haven’t tried it, so here goes nothing. I will be posting the rules this weekend and the all the recipes I make.
So tonight I thought hmmmm can I make a paleo version of a cake or cookie in a mug?? And the answer is YES!!
I’ll be honest, there is nothing low calorie about this. I’m using almonds, almond butter and flaxseed. These are all awesome foods but not low in calories. They are jam packed full of healthy fats. I’ll be honest, I did put a bit of vanilla whey protein powder which I’m not sure is allowed but I’m using it 🙂