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Featured Ingredient: Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter

Today I’m going to share a great product, the reasons I highly recommend it, and a recipe to use it creatively rather than just guzzling it by the spoonful out of the jar! I have not been paid or in any way incentivized to write this review, I just really love this product. Said product, in case you haven’t guessed from the title, is Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter.

Almond butter is a healthier alternative to peanut butter, providing healthy fats without so much saturated fat. It also naturally packs more Vitamin E and magnesium. Vitamin E can help raise immunity and reduce risk of disease from high cholesterol, according to Newsmax.com. As for magnesium, Medical News Today explains that it aids in metabolizing food and synthesizing proteins and fatty acids, and so it is a necessary nutrient. Magnesium deficiency can lead to diseases.

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Are you ready to try replacing your peanut butter with almond butter? To some hard-core peanut butter fans, this may sound dire. But really, the first time I tried Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter I was kind of surprised it wasn’t peanut butter. That isn’t to say it tastes exactly like peanut butter. It is delicious in its own right: rich and creamy like the best aspects of peanut butter, but with its own nutty flavor that blends well with a variety of different ingredients. The texture is incredibly smooth (as can be expected, given the name) and it is easy to spread.

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I like to support the company of Barney Butter because it hopes to move to 100% sustainable palm oil soon, according to the Assistant to the CEO. If you read this blog post, you know how Barney Butter is working to help save the orangutans! I hope to see a label soon on Barney Butter products advertising the amazing achievement this would be.

I have been using Barney butter in sandwiches and swirled into yogurt parfaits. Today, I tried a different use that was a bit more unique. It’s a sweet breakfast burrito, made with almond butter, fresh fruit, and jam. Feel free to switch up the type(s) of fruit and flavor of jam used. I hope you enjoy!

The ABJ Wrap – Featuring Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter

serves one

sweet breakfast burrito with almond butter, banana, jam

Ingredients:

  • one whole wheat tortilla
  • 0.6 oz Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter (about a generous spoonful)
  • one extra large banana
  • a spoonful of your favorite flavor jam (I used cherry)

Directions:

Warm the tortilla slightly in the microwave. Spread Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter across the center. Add banana slices mostly to the middle of the tortilla, on top of the almond butter. Spoon jam on top. Roll up wrap. Bon appetit!

almond butter banana cherry jam whole wheat wrapAlmond images from Wikipedia

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