Chocolate Almond Butter Fruit Dip
Makes 9 servings. Created by Amanda Finks
1½ cups fat-free Greek yogurt
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup honey
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract Preparation:
Add all of the ingredients to a bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Serve cold with assorted fruit for dipping.
Banana Chia Pudding with Almond Crumb Topping
Makes 4 servings. Created by Danielle Omar, MS, RD
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 cup cold water
4 Tbsp chia seed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
12 oz Greek banana yogurt
For the Topping:
2 Tbsp raw oats 1/4 cup raw almonds 2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp coconut oil
dash sea salt
Preparation: Blend 1/4 cup of almonds in your blender until they are crushed and resemble large sand granules. Remove them from the blender and set aside in a small bowl. Into your blender then add the almond butter, cold water, 2 Tbsp chia seed, and dates. Blend until well incorporated. Add the banana and blend again. Place this mixture into a bowl and refrigerate while you make the topping. To the small bowl of crushed almonds, add the oats, cinnamon, dash of sea salt and brown sugar, then add the coconut oil and mix with your fingers until it resembles a crumb topping. Remove the chia pudding from the fridge and mix in the remaining chia seed. If it looks fine as it is, don't add it...but I needed to add more. Stir it up and place back in fridge for 30 minutes or overnight. Once it's ready, serve parfait style with banana yogurt layered in the middle and the crumb topping on top
Almond Butter Acai Bowl
Serves 1. www.thebutterhalf.com
1 packet frozen acai smoothie puree
1/4 cup coconut water
1 frozen banana
1 cup strawberries, quartered
1 banana, sliced
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1. Place the acai packet, frozen banana and coconut water in ablender, and puree until smooth. Pour in a bowl.
2. Cut up fruit and place in the bowl on top of the acai. Pour in the almond butter and top off with nuts and seeds. Serve immediately and enjoy!