Pull up a spoon and get ready to enjoy the Goldilocks of almond butters: not too crunchy, not too smooth, not too oily, not too salty. NaturAlmond almond butter from Georgia Grinders has perfected slow-roasted flavor with a hint of salt. Some nut butters are overloaded with extra goodies or even just lots of sea salt. This can make them a little bit "too much" when all you really want is a perfectly balanced almond taste. You can use NaturAlmond on fruit, in smoothies, or just as a delectable spoonful. Each bite is satisfying and wonderful enough to tide any cravings over. You can get back to your day, and to your Whole30! ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Nut butters that are Whole30 approved are a rare and special treat indeed. This NaturAlmond jar from Georgia Grinders is one of those wonderful foods both nutritious and tasty. NaturAlmond has just two ingredients to make sure your way of eating is still as clean as can be.
I have a theory on why this nut butter can taste so real and delicious and yet still be Whole30 approved. During your rewarding and challenging month that is—let's face it—not super keen on snack foods, nut butters can be a danger treat. In this jar, however, the secret is in the minimal salt. Georgia Grinders takes a deliberately slow roasting process to bring out the best flavors from the almonds. After roasting, the nut kernels are ground down to a slightly-chunky texture. Not too smooth, not too crunchy.
And finally, just a hint of salt is included to bring out the flavor. But the salt is extremely subtle. You might even be tempted to add more just to zing it up a bit. After all, salt makes things taste great, right? Trust me: leave this nut butter as is and you'll be rewarded with both great flavor and a jar that will pass the "crave" test. This jar of almond butter is right at that perfect intersection of delicious but not "gotta have it" danger zone.
Is it true that you might need to share this with a friend? Perhaps, but I found the balanced flavors are just right for perfectly portioned tastings. NaturAlmond is pretty darn amazing just as it is.
Why is NaturAlmond Nut Butter so good for you?
Two ingredients. TWO! The simple ingredient list is the perfect match for the slow and simple roasting process that keeps flavors at a maximum and nutrients exactly where they should be: in this jar. Here’s what’s going on inside:
Almonds are naturally delicious and extremely nourishing. Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious. Almonds are so nutritious, their list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. They’re full of health-giving fats, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, powerful antioxidants that can protect against many forms of cancer (oleic acid can protect women against breast cancer specifically), and can also significantly lower the amount of LDL in your blood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. They can also help speed up your metabolism, and work well in weight control. A wonderful natural sweetness and impressive variety of nutrients makes almonds one of nature’s most perfect foods.
How to eat this delicately delicious Almond Butter
- Right out of the jar, with spoon or implement of your choosing.
- Drizzled on fruit or berries
- On (primal) toast, breads, crepes, or ice cream
- In smoothies of any shape or size, but then again, you'd lose that awesome crunch. Your call.
- How about some Thai Almond Butter Dressing!? Georgia Grinders has that recipe all ready to go for your sugar-free lifestyle: http://www.georgiagrinders.com/spicy-thai-almond-butter-dressing/
About Georgia Grinders, in their own words
Here's Jamie Foster describing her company: "Georgia Grinders strives to create extraordinary nut butter from simple, all natural ingredients. After all, it is our belief that every culinary experience be savored and define the taste of health. Sourcing the highest quality, natural and Non-GMO ingredients, Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters are handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality, freshness and flavor in a facility that we own and operate in Atlanta, Georgia.
Based on my Grandfather’s recipe from the 1970’s as part of an initiative to combat his genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease, Georgia Grinders launched it's initial product, NaturAlmond almond butter, in 2012 to honor my Grandfather, Jim Hinsdale's, innovative legacy. In fact, my Grandfather recently passed at the age of 97 and attributes his health and longevity to his clean eating and active lifestyle."
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this almond butter fully gluten free and contaminant free?
A: "YES! We own and operate our manufacturing facilities so that we can personally monitor each step in the production process. Our team goes to great lengths to operate a dedicated facility for our almond butter that is free from exposure to all other nuts, tree nuts, peanuts and seeds."