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My day started with not enough sleep…but that’s nothing a Grit Strength, Body Attack and CXWORX class won’t fix ūüėČ

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After the warm up of Grit I felt abruptly awake. Like Body Step,¬†the classes I did this morning¬†were also launches for their new releases. I loved them all, I mean how could I not- it’s Les Mills!¬†Although none quite lived up to Body Step 90. I can’t wait to bring you my reviews and hear your thoughts also. Feel free to check out my other reviews for past releases of Les Mills programs on the Group Fitness page.

My day also started with a bit of a cooking fail but luckily it wasn’t my food (does that not sound selfishly terrible!). I enjoyed a piece of wholegrain toast with vegemite and an egg with a side of vegie scramble. Unfortunately, for some odd reason my boyfriend’s breakfast didn’t go to plan. We were hoping to relive our Eggs Benedict sensation we had a while back but the recipe was just not working for us today. Instead of hollandaise sauce he went with the second best thing(s) according to him- bbq sauce and aioli.

We then hurried off to do the weekly grocery shop. For some reason I feel so calm and at peace at this new grocery precinct. It’s not overly chaotic and also has a nearby fruit shop, butcher, chicken shop, chemist and bakery. It’s heaven for a foodie (and organisation freak) like me. The highlights of the shop would have to be the raw natural peanuts (you’ll see why), the tuna (craving this like crazy lately!) and the $1 a punnet strawberries (how could you go wrong).

We also popped to a larger shopping centre to get in some Christmas shopping and pay our final amounts for our Europe vacation next year. We have officially paid everything and I cannot wait! I had planned to get some Christmas stuff too, but I walked into one department store only to walk straight back out again. The lines were ludicrous. I like the hustle and bustle but waiting in a line that size when you’re hungry? Not going to happen. I think I’ll wait till everyone goes back to work during the week and try then.

Sooooo that reason that the peanuts were such a highlight?


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Some of you nut butter lovers would have already put it together but for those who need it spelt out- I made my own natural peanut butter today! And oh my god, this is where it’s at. So smooth, creamy and healthy! I kneel down to the lord of blenders- The Vitamix!

It was so simple and so quick- which is good for those of us who are impatient and don’t like waiting around, especially for nut butters.

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I love how the plunger-type device is the perfect size so it doesn’t reach the blade but carries out its’ purpose. They literally thought of everything.

Have you ever made your own nut butter? Is grocery shopping a mad rush for you or do you enjoy it?

Daily Healthy Thought: I will look after myself.

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Hands up if you like love nut butters!

Could not even help myself…I want one.

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Can you see both my hands up, waving about? Yup, that’s true love and obsession right there.

See I’ve always loved peanut butter. In the early days it was the salty, oil induced, sugary kind and then it merged to the ‘low fat’ kind and eventually I found my way to the natural (and best) type.

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It started as a crunchy love affair and somehow morphed into a smooth romance. The smooth is much easier to spread and you get so much more!

Then I read a whole bunch of healthy blogs and saw this outrageous thing called Almond Butter and knew I had to have it.

And have it I did and still do.

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I’ve even had the opportunity to try an outrageously overpriced sachet of Cashew butter which was pretty underwhelming. It’s really not that great. But want to know a nut butter that is great? Walnut Butter!

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And what’s even more exciting is how I made it, wait for it- with the Vitamix! That’s right, you thought my Vitamix posts were done. You were (luckily) wrong.

It’s ridiculously easy to make too, especially if you’re lucky enough to own a Vitamix. Actually you could just about butter any nut you’d like! (See what I did there).

Any-Nut Butter

As little or as much as you want.

  1. Grab your nuts of choice (oh I won’t even go there). Walnuts were mine this time.
  2. Place in Vitamix or another powerful food processor/blender.
  3. Blend until desired consistency.

Spread, spoon, dip, lick and try not to cut your fingers getting every last scrape from around or under the blade.

What’s your favourite type of nut butter?¬†Natural peanut butter will always be my number 1 love.

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