I invested in a high powered blender for Christmas and have been obsessed ever since. I really wanted a Vitamix but at $1200 I just couldn’t justify it. I bought this one instead, The Optimum, and it is brilliant! At less than half the price of the Vitamix, it is just as good!
It’s really fast and powerful, so I have been making all my own homemade nut butters and nut milks which is so nice!
With nut butter, it is so easy to make once you have a good blender/ food processor. Its all about good equipment.
You can use any combination of nuts & seeds or even add coconut or cacao for different flavours.
The main formula is to roast the nuts first for about 10 minutes at 200 degrees celcius. This releases the oils and makes it a lot easier to blend and turn into a smooth creamy butter.
I used a combination of almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts & macadamias.
Once you have roasted the nuts and let them cool, you add to the blender at a low speed. Once it becomes a crumb like consistency, add the other elements e.g. coconut & salt.
Then blend for about 5 minutes on a medium speed until it is creamy and smooth.
Keep in a sealed container in the fridge and it lasts for weeks!
- 2 cups mixed nuts
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- sea salt
- Roast your mixed nuts in the oven for 10 minutes at 20 degrees celcius.
- Leave them to cool.
- Add them to a high powered blender and blend on a low setting until it becomes a crumb like consistency.
- Add in the coconut.
- Turn up the motor and process for about 5-6 minutes until you have a runny consistency and it is almost liquid. You may have to scrape down the sides a few times.
- Season with a pinch of sea salt.