New Year Cleanse: Day 8 — Awesome Almond Butter - The North County Moms

On my 21-day cleanse, my love of peanut butter shifts to a fascination with almond butter. While I prefer PB over AB, when I’ve restricted consumption of certain foods (peanut butter falls into that category during my cleanse), I gravitate to almond butter as a fun option.


Maria’s Cleanse Notes 

Although, to me, almond butter is not as flavorful as peanut butter, its taste is pleasing and the texture rivals that of peanut butter. For that reason, it comes in as a close second in my book!

Almond butter is easy to incorporate into a breakfast meal or a soothing snack. Complementing carrot and celery sticks as a dipping butter or slathered on apple slices, it’s a satisfying add-on that even abstaining peanut butter lovers will cherish. Check out my almond butter post from last year to dig deeper. And take a peek at Francesca’s nutritional commentary on the beauty of this creamy nut butter, below.

Day 8 2023 – Almond butter

Day 7 2024 – Broccoli

Day 9 2024 – Carrot & Celery Sticks

Francesca’s Take

Almond butter is a favorite snack food at my house, too! Packed with monounsaturated fats, it supports heart health by promoting healthy cholesterol levels. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, contributes to skin health and protects cells from oxidative damage. Almond butter has some protein, making it a good addition for those seeking plant-based protein alternatives.

The combination of fiber and healthy fats in almond butter helps regulate blood sugar levels and promote satiety, which, when associated with a hypocaloric diet, can help with weight loss.

Additionally, almond butter provides essential minerals like magnesium and phosphorus, supporting bone health and overall well-being. Incorporating almond butter into a balanced diet enhances nutritional intake and adds a deliciously creamy element to various dishes.

Hello, I’m Francesca, and I’m genuinely thrilled to join forces with Maria on this extraordinary detox journey. With 14 years of dedicated experience as an integrative nutritionist, I hold a Master’s in Integrative Nutrition and am certified as a health and wellness coach. My distinctive approach seamlessly blends science-based nutrition with the art and science of coaching, guaranteeing each client a holistic and personalized experience. What sets me apart is not just my wealth of knowledge but my genuine passion for witnessing my clients thrive.

Currently pursuing a doctorate in Integrative Health, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to bring the latest insights and advancements. My commitment to staying at the forefront of integrative health ensures I can offer cutting-edge strategies to support the well-being of my clients. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or comments. I look forward to supporting your journey toward optimal health and vitality.

To see access the daily updated menu of 2024 cleanse posts, please visit the Jumpstart January – 2024 Cleanse: María Felicia’s Daily Online Journal

Written by Maria Felicia Kelley with contributions by Francesca Orlando
Maria Felicia Kelley is not a medical doctor. The cleanse and fasting benefits she discusses in this post are derived from her own experiences and observations. Individuals should consult their own healthcare providers when eliminating foods from their diets.
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