This must truly be the Ugliest Fruit Dip EVER! But it tastes so good and it’s so good for you! Yes, it’s high in fat so you don’t want to overdo it. But these are healthy fats! These are the kinds of real, whole food fats your body and brain need to function optimally.
This dip or spread starts with a base of almond butter, adds Chia seeds and coconut to balance the Omega-6’s in the almond butter, maple syrup (use the real stuff!) for minerals and olive oil for some more healthy fat.
Here’s how you make it, and no, I don’t measure this one. It’s too simple. Just play around with the amounts until you get a mix you like.
Try to find an almond butter without added sugar, just plain ground almonds and maybe some salt. I find fresh ground almond butter at Natural Grocers.
- 1 Soup spoon full of unsweetened almond butter
- Pinch of salt if your almond butter doesn't contain salt
- Drizzle of maple syrup
- Drizzle of olive oil
- Big pinch of shredded coconut
- 1 Soup spoon full of chia seeds
All amounts are approximate. Adjust to your taste. Add more or less maple syrup to your desired sweetness level. Add a little more olive oil if it's too thick. There's something about maple syrup that makes almond butter seize up and get dry and crumbly and the olive oil helps.
Mix almond butter, salt, maple syrup and olive oil until well blended
Add coconut and chia seeds and mix well