Thrive Market (my favorite place to buy good food online) is giving away a free jar of Justin’s Almond Butter to new members. It’s a wonderful opportunity to try this healthy nut butter, and the flavorful almond butter recipes that will likely follow.
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child
At Thrive Market you can shop the best organic and non-GMO groceries up to 50% off retail prices, delivered to your home for free. At just $5 a month for a membership, Thrive guarantees the annual membership will pay for itself in savings.
All new members get 15% off their first order, and until Wednesday, June 22 you can get a free jar of some really tasty stuff, too!
Free Almond Butter
Nut butters are a great way to introduce healthy proteins into daily diets since they are rich in good fats and protein. Just a single serving will also provide a significant amount of important nutrients like vitamin E, calcium, copper, fiber, and iron.
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter (which is what Thrive Market is giving away to new members for FREE until Wednesday, June 22) is a delightfully simple spread.
Because of its all-natural makeup, Justin’s Classic Almond Butter is gluten-free, vegan friendly, kosher, and Paleo-friendly. It’s also sodium- and cholesterol-free, making it a wonderful addition to nearly any diet.“Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.” – Anthony Bourdain Click To Tweet
Justin’s almond butter is made with just two organic ingredients: dry roasted almonds and sustainably-sourced red palm fruit oil. It’s as wholesome as it is delicious, without the trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, or added sugar that are common in commercial peanut butters.
Almond butter also packs in more essential vitamins and minerals than traditional peanut butter as well as an incredible amount of good-for-you fats and protein—find seven grams in each two-tablespoon serving.
3 Easy Almond Butter Recipes
Almond butter presents a suitable and flavorful alternative for the many people who can’t tolerate peanut butter. The smooth and creamy combo goes well with sandwiches, bananas, apple slices… it’s even great straight from the jar. It’s super easy to swap in almond butter in your favorite recipes.
These almond butter recipes are definitely on my to-make-soon list…
Toast with Almond Butter, Apple, Sea Salt & Thyme
The nutty crunch of almond butter goes great with toast, especially when sea salt, honey, thyme, and sliced apples are layered on top for a sweet and savory punch. Start by choosing your favorite bread (country and multi-grain are recommended), toast it on the broiler, and then load on the goodies for a tasty treat at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
If you’re more of a cupcake, cookie, brownie, or doughnut kind of person, there are some really good almond butter recipes for you here.
Chocolate-Covered Almond Butter and Jam Cracker Sandwiches
Try this grown-up PB&J recipe combines Justin’s Classic Almond Butter and raspberry jam on top of gluten-free crackers. The best part is saved for last when you melt dark chocolate and pour over each mini-sandwich. Wait for it to harden to a crisp outer shell and then enjoy a truly delectable treat that tastes better than the bakery.
These apple sandwiches also look like a really simple, delicious snack.
Almond Butter Cups
The eternal candy staple gets a healthy makeover by replacing peanut butter with almond butter and using slightly bitter dark chocolate in place of sugary milk chocolate. Because these almond butter cups are only sweetened with raw honey, maple syrup, and vanilla, they are also Paleo-friendly.
I’m also looking into these Almond Butter Popsicles… and the Carrot Cake Power Bites…
Please share your own almond butter recipes, or plans for using almond butter in future recipes, in the comments. I’d love to hear what you come up with.
Share this with someone who loves almond butter, healthy food, baking, eating good food… or all of the above.
Like Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” I agree.