Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter
After I finished Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter, I picked up another nut butter at Trader Joe’s. This time, the battle was between almond butter and peanut butter. The last almond butter I had was Justin’s Classic Almond Butter. It was very good! I liked it a lot! Though, I can’t remember the last time I had peanut butter. It must’ve been ages ago. I do miss peanut butter, but almond butter was staring directly at me in the eyes. I couldn’t resist! So, I chose almond butter in the end. I guess peanut butter goes on my to buy list the next time I’m at Trader Joe’s. ?
The almond butter I chose is called Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter. Yes, everyone. I chose creamy instead of crunchy even though I prefer crunchy. I needed a change. The Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter is unsalted. If you prefer salted, it is available. To me, salted or not, it doesn’t matter. I always add my own salt anyways. Piiiink Himilayan Sea Salt! ❤ Now, let’s take a look at the nutrition facts and ingredients. I hope this is helpful if you’re considering purchasing Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter!
- 190 calories per serving (2 tbsp, about 14 servings per container)
- Total Fat: 16 g (Saturated Fat: 1 g)
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 7 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Sugars: 1 g
- Protein: 7 g
- 8% Calcium
- 6% Iron
Ingredients: Raw Almonds ~ It contains only almonds.
Photos of Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter:
This is what the raw creamy almond butter looks like. It appears creamy and smooth like it’s supposed to. I enjoyed playing with it in this demo. ?
Here are my thoughts on Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter, since I’ve been incorporating it into my daily health routine. First, as with all raw nut butters, there’s a layer of oil on top. Before using, mix the raw almond butter with a spoon. ? The consistency of this nut butter is very runny but creamy at the same time. Be very careful not to spill it. The texture is rich, creamy, and smooth. In the photo shown, you can see specs of finely crushed almonds. Nevertheless, the raw creamy almond butter is still creamy in texture. There’s no crunchiness to it at all. It is what it is. It’s a creamy almond butter, and that’s what you get!
I’m really enjoying this raw creamy almond butter. I find the creaminess absolutely delicate on the palate. I enjoy eating it by the spoonful as a snack. I love adding it to my protein shakes. With the creamy nut butter, it blends in much better compared to crunchy nut butters. I like that a lot. The creamy gets bonus points for that. It makes the texture of my shake smoother and more aesthetically pleasing. Ooooo! ? Maybe it’s time to switch over to creamy??!! I might! Just imagine using it in homemade protein bars and other baked goods — muffins, pancakes, waffles, bread! So creamy, smooth, and delightful! I’m truly enjoying the smooth texture of it, as you can tell. I’m loving it so far! ❤
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Raw Creamy Almond Butter? How was it? Leave a comment and share your experience! Read more on the last nut butter I used ~ Trader Joe’s Mixed Nut Butter
Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Just in time for the fall season, I purchased Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds. This was after I finished Trader Joe’s Raw Pecan Halves. Check out my thoughts on Trader Joe’s Raw Pecan Halves HERE (review) and also HERE (nutrition information). So, why did I choose pumpkin seeds? It’s almost October, and I’m feeling very pumpkiny, hehe! ? Besides nuts, seeds sure do offer a ton of health benefits too. Remember chia seeds and hemp seeds? Read more about them:
*Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds*
*Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts*
Here’s my 1 lb bag of pumpkin seeds from Trader Joe’s! I’m planning on making fruit and nut bars, protein bars, muffins, bread, cookies, and spreads like hummus/seed butter with it. Also, tossing them into salads and oatmeal. Munching on them when I need a healthy snack. I’m feeling very creative right now. I loooveeeeee it! ? Baking season is officially here!
Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: The only ingredient in this bag of pumpkin seeds are Pumpkin Seeds. No sodium added. Looking at the nutrition facts, pumpkin seeds are a great source of plant-based protein! 9 grams of protein for 170 calories. 9 grams may not seem a lot for the amount of calories, but it is for a seed. Keep in mind that pumpkin seeds are a complete protein. That means they contain all essential amino acids for the body. Along with protein, it provides heart healthy fats and fiber!
Why eat pumpkin seeds? This is why.
10 Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds:
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- High in zinc and magnesium
- Decreases cholesterol
- Prostate health
- Relieves insomnia (contains tryptophan)
- Good for heart and liver
- Good for skin and hair
- High in plant-based protein
- Promotes bone health
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds before? Share your experience with me!