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almond butter

Do you love almond butter but like me, internally wince at paying the high price in health food shops (especially compared to peanut butter)? Luckily it is super simple to make your own.

Ingredients to fill a 400g jar:
Whole raw almonds
A few teaspoons of rapeseed or grapeseed oil. Don’t use olive oil – it’s too strongly flavoured.
Sea salt to taste (optional)

Roast almonds in a single layer on a baking tray for 12-14 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.
When cool, pulse in a food processor, scraping down the sides.
Add a few teaspoons of rapeseed or grapeseed oil and continue to process until a paste forms, adding more oil a teaspoon at a time to get the desired consistency.
Add sea salt to taste. I prefer the naturally slightly sweeter taste of almond butter so don’t add salt, but this is personal preference.

Pour into a clean…

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Fitness Challenges

Today I was talking to one of my clients about the best ways to get further into exercise. She told me that there were a host of reasons why she didn’t do the exercise.

Excuses are just barriers we make for ourselves.

If this sounds familiar, and you want to challenge yourself and change the way you think about fitness, challenge yourself to start.

Even if its just doing 5 minutes to start with, it will be of benefit in the end, because it all adds up.