I'm Still HEAB

by HEAB on March 1, 2010

Almond butter does and will always hold a special place in my heart, and this is my current favorite…


Both Monica and reader Carolyn recommended I try Trader Joe’s Almond Butter with Flaxseeds. I was a bit hesitant as I prefer plain almond butter without salt. However, when the folks at TJ’s offered to give me some for free since they had none stocked on the shelf (I’d ask them about it, and they had to go down to the inventory room to find some), how could I resist? Oh my gosh, it’s so good and crunchy and yummy. LOVE! Have you tried it?

I’ve been eating it for the past few nights on hot cereal, as sometimes, all I want for dinner is a big bowl of warm carbs. Let’s see, this bowl contained chocolate teff porridge with 1 TBSP Artisana raw coconut butter stirred in and topped with TJ’s almond butter….


Last night, I ate an almost overflowing bowl of chocolate coconut chia oat bran with almond butter…


I cooked 1/2 cup oat bran with 1 cup water and a pinch of salt. When it was done cooking, I poured in one box of Vita Coco plain coconut water, 2 TBSP ground up chia seeds (I grind them in the Bullet. I grind the seeds b/c I don’t like how they form into little gelatinous balls when left whole.), 1 TBSP cocoa powder, and a few drops of vanilla. I let it thicken for 30 minutes and then topped with almond butter. It was a bit too thin for me as I prefer super thick oat bran, but still good.

Do you fear carbs at night? Is it because you’ve always been told that carbs should be off limits later in the day, or is it because you actually gain weight if you eat them after a certain hour? Thankfully, I’ve never had a problem with weight gain if I eat carbs in the evening, and I love how they keep me full and help me sleep. Right Sarena? 😉

After last Monday’s green smoothie day, I felt so good and refreshed. Think I might do the same thing today. Off to chop up an avocado. Enjoy your day!