Prior to eating acai bowls, I had never had almond butter. Unbelievable, right? One of our Signature Bowls, the Acai U Later bowl comes with almond butter on it, and this was my first experience with this amazing nut butter. Alongside pears, peaches, blackberries, and blueberries, the almond butter ties all those ingredients together like a symphony of flavor. Once I had a taste, I was hooked, I was now officially addicted to almond butter. I decided to research it and was pleasantly surprised with what I found. Did you know that there is a lot of healthy stuff packed into every serving of almond butter?
Let’s Talk Health
“Almond butter is also a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and phosphorus. It is a great source of monounsaturated fat, protein, and fiber which are essential for heart health. You can reduce your risk for heart disease and lower your LDL-cholesterol buy introducing more monounsaturated fats into your diet. Almond butter is also rich in magnesium that relaxes the veins and arteries improving blood flow and the circulation of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. The mineral potassium is a heart healthy electrolyte, key in combating cardiovascular disease.”
Calories, Carbs, and Fiber
“An almond enriched low calorie diet may also help you lose weight more effectively than a low calorie diet high in complex carbohydrates. The addition of almonds to the diet has been found to lead to a slimmer waistline and lower body fat levels than those on a low calorie/high carbohydrate diet. A protein powerhouse, almonds are one of the most nutritionally packed nuts. Almond butter provides a perfect way of incorporating them into your diet.” Almond butter, just like acai, is rich in fiber. Not only does fiber assist in digestion and keep things moving, but it makes you feel fuller faster. So this helps with maintaining a healthy weight.
Let’s Talk YUM
So now that we know it’s healthy to incorporate nut butter into our weekly diet, we hope you share our addiction of almond butter. Our almond butter is Certified Organic, NON-GMO, Certified Raw (meaning minimally processed), Certified Clean. There is nothing like the aroma and texture of almond butter on top of one of our acai bowls. This yummy nut butter comes on our Acai U Later Bowl, but you can order it up as an extra on any bowl. So, whether you’re eating it for your health, or simply just love the taste, go ahead..order some up, dollop it on your acai bowl and enjoy! The attached articles have some great information and dietary facts on almond butter. For breakfast, I love to toast up some bread, give it a smear of almond butter, sprinkle on some of our artisan granola, top with a few fresh fruit and start my day off on a tasty note. Dietitians and researchers alike agree- almond butter is a must.