Nut Butter recipe

nut butter
Recipe courtesy of Alaya Sexton, owner of Iron & Grace Fitness Lynchburg, VA

My fave nut butter:

Remember, I never measure, these are estimates but it is very forgiving and the amount of oil you add is always variable. These ratios have worked well for me but feel free to experiment with other nuts- from experience I can say coconut and mac nuts do NOT work.

Nut Butter recipe
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Recipe type: Nut Butter
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ¼ c flaxseeds
  • 2 T agave nectar or honey you could add more but don't skip it, it helps emulsify
  • ½ tsp salt (or to your liking dependent on whether your nuts had salt)
  • ¼- 3/4 cup oil, flaxseed, coconut (my fave) almond, peanut, if you use coconut oil melt it first because you need the liquid to make it blend-I am going to try roasted hazelnut oil next time
  1. Use your wet container and you'll need your tamper. Start low, dial it up and flip to high. It generally takes 1-2 minutes of blending.

Have fun!!

Thanks Alaya, you ROCK!


2 comments on Nut Butter recipe

  1. Amy
    08/15/2014 at 4:16 pm (4 years ago)

    The more things you the post the more I need a Vitamix, which model do you prefer? Watching for a good deal!

    • Rachel
      08/16/2014 at 12:04 pm (4 years ago)

      Amy, it is a definite splurge but a product you will absolutely get your money’s worth out of! All three of us have different models and love them equally so keep doing what you’re doing and buy the one with the best deal you can find. Think: soups, smoothies, milkshakes, salsa, sauces, pesto, hummus, dips…endless possibilities! xoxo


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