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Easy-to-Make Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, Almond Butter

When they make peanut butter jar for the store, sometimes you find that they use a whole lot of ingredients…many of them un-pronounceable! Natural nut butters have started becoming more popular, but what most people don’t know is that these nut butters – whether it’s peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts,┬ápecans, walnuts, etc. – are all EASY PEASY to make – especially when you have a Vitamix!

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The Vitamix will blend your as chunky or as smooth of a nut butter you want. This week, we made a batch that was half almonds and half cashews. Feel free to mix as many nuts together as you want!

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…

…ICE CREAM!

Let’s be real – how many times have we vowed to go on a diet? And how many times did that diet include cutting out sweets and desserts? And then…how many times did we break our resolve a few months (or even weeks…or days!) later?

Being “healthy” doesn’t mean you have to cut out foods you love, especially when you have the number one blender in the world. Some of my favorite types of frozen desserts are the ones made from frozen fruits! Will and I are particularly good at buying too much fruit and particularly bad at eating it all on time before it goes bad, so whenever our fruit is about to go bad, I like to prepare them in ziplock bags and throw them in the freezer for another day. Frozen fruit is perfect to make a delicious frozen dessert on the spot (midnight craving, anyone?), or you can throw them in your smoothies in place of ice cubes!