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Homemade Apple Almond Butter

Pre-Workout Nibble: Chunky Almond Fruit Spread

Bored of the usual banana and peanut butter on toast before sweating it out? Here's a sweet alternative that offers quick carbs and a little protein to fuel your next workout. Made with just three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, all you need is a food processor and five minutes. This sweet and fruity spread complements the saltiness of the crackers to satisfy salty-sweet cravings in no time.

For only 43 calories per serving, you won't believe the bold and fresh flavor. Keep reading for the easy recipe.

Chunky Apple Orange Almond Spread

Chunky Apple Orange Almond Spread

Homemade Apple Almond Butter

Ingredients

1 medium apple
1/8 cup raw almonds (about 18)
1 tablespoon orange juice

Directions

  1. Remove the core from the apple, and cut into chunks.
  2. Place all ingredients in a NutriBullet or food processor, and blend until smooth but slightly chunky — not too long or you'll have applesauce.
  3. Spoon out 1/4 of the spread on 100 calories' worth of crackers, and enjoy (I used 11 stoned wheat bite-size crackers). Share the rest, or store it in the fridge in a sealed container for next time.

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
42 calories for the spread, 143 calories with crackers
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