Blue Diamond Almond Butter

Last week, I received a box of free samples of almond butter from Kristen at Blue Diamond (Thank you!!). Coming home to 4 new jars of almond butter was seriously like Christmas. Only a food blogger would be excited about receiving a box of almond butter, and I really really was! Included in the box was a jar each of home-style creamy, ready spread creamy, ready spread crunchy, and almond butter with honey (yummmm).
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Because I don’t want the almond butter to go bad, I am only opening one jar at a time, but at the rate I am going, I will be able to review one a week! First up, the home-style creamy almond butter. One of the first things I notice, of course, is the marketing on the label. “Start your day the almond way!” with a list of bullets, the first being “Satisfies & sustains”. This just happens to be one of the reasons I love almond butter to begin with, in addition to its yumminess. A meal that includes almond butter tides me over far long than one without. Over the past few months as I have added it to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, toast, and even stir fries, I have noticed that I stay full longer, and for someone on the go, that is ideal! I first tried Blue Diamond home-style creamy on a piece of, what else, Nature’s Pride bread! I will say right now that some of my other beloved almond butters, and you know who you are, better watch out! Blue Diamond almond butter is VERY creamy with a lovely taste of roasty toasty almonds. It contains only almonds and sea salt, and I find that the addition of sea salt really balances out the flavor, especially when paired with something like strawberry preserves. Also, despite its being home-style rather than a ready spread, it does not have a huge amount of oil on the top to stir in which makes it a bit neater to serve. Since this first encounter with Blue Diamond homestyle almond butter, I have been eating it for breakfast daily in my new favorite combination: 0% Greek yogurt, 4 TBS of canned pumpkin mixed with fresh nutmeg and cinnamon, and 2 scoops of Blue Diamond almond butter. When whipped together with a spoon, this combination literally tastes like pumpkin cheesecake. Mix in some crushed graham crackers or granola and you have yourself a pie! It is perfectly delicious, healthy, filling, and seasonal. Now I am brainstorming all sorts of other combinations and recipes for all of the almond butter that I have. Next up will definitely be the almond butter with honey! I really wanted to open that one first but held off because I have a sneaking suspicion that I am going to love it. If you see Blue Diamond almond butter in the store, definitely give it a try!

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  1. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)’s avatar

    I’ve seen these at Whole Foods but have never tried them. With your lovely review I just might get some….after I get through my 24 oz. jar from Costco!!

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  2. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite’s avatar

    LOL – you saw what I bought at Wegman’s on the weekend, right? So so envious of all the free stuff you get… Thanks for the review! That breakfast sounds amazing!

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  3. Kelly’s avatar

    Ooo that sounds delicious. I might try that pumpkin “pie” for breakfast tomorrow, if I can part with my pumpkin oatmeal :)

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  4. Simply Life’s avatar

    Oooh what a fun package! I love almond butter but always stick to TJ’s brand – this sounds delicious!

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  5. Juliana’s avatar

    Nice review, would have to try it!

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  6. Lynn @ The Actors Diet’s avatar

    the pumpkin combo sounds amazing. glad you are enjoying your almond butter!!!

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  7. Kelly’s avatar

    Iceland! I am totally interested! Eric is laughing at me and saying I am not going to want to go somewhere cold, but I’d rather go somewhere cold than boring Florida (no offense to people who live in Florida who are obviously much smarter than me). I can only find Part 1 of your trip to Iceland, can you link me to the other post? I am very interested!

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  8. traveleatlove’s avatar

    It really wasn’t that cold; it was close to 50 in March! Here is the link to the post: http://wp.me/pxu6s-l One of the cool things about Iceland is that their power is generated from geothermal energy, so the water in the showers gets really hot, and everywhere you go has the heat on big time. It was so cozy! Plus, if you go in spring or late winter, they start getting a ton of daylight. In the 5 days we were there, I think about 30 minutes of extra daylight were added! The sun came up before 7 and didn’t go down until after 8. Reykjavik is a really clean, beautiful city. AND you also stay warm in all of the geothermal pools, saunas, steam rooms etc. Literally, it was the most relaxing trip we ever took.

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