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Homemade Coconut Almond Butter


Aloha yall!
With swimsuit season already here I have been working out and weight training the past 2 weeks
Now don't get me wrong, with the exception of my brunch posts, I have actually always eaten pretty healthy. . . I know, shocker alert! Lol
So I thought I would post a DIY on one of my favorite healthy fats. that truly keeps my sweet tooth at bay. . .
ALMOND BUTTER
And add in my favorite thing
No, not pugs or pineapples
🌴COCONUT🌴
Now I know some people are iffy about the texture of raw coconut, but if you toast it is the oven . . . I swear it totally changes the whole experience and you will love it!


Shopping List:
2 cups of raw almonds
1cup of UNsweetened coconut
1/4 tblsp of salt
1-3 tblsp of melted coconut oil

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Pour almonds on a cookie sheet, no need to spray. Bake for 10 minutes.

3. Mix coconut in with almonds and bake for 5-7 more minutes. Make sure the coconut doesn't burn!

4. While they are still hot/warm, pour almonds, coconut, salt, and 1 tblsp of coconut oil in food processor. . . If you don't have one just use your blender.


5. Purée on high speed for 7 minutes; adding in coconut oil for consistency. The mixture will be coarse at first but then it will purée to almost a paste within minutes.




I personally like my almond butter thick rather than runny, so I only used 1 tblsp.
6. Store in air tight container or Mason Jar and you're good to go!



Hosting My First DIY Workshop


Hey guys so I am super excited to write this blog, about a month ago I did my first DIY workshop. My apartment complex usually has random workshops for the residence and the property manager, Taylor asked me if I would like to host a DIY night. Naturally of course I jumped right on board, the hardest part was deciding which workshop to do.
 I didn't want to pick anything that was too difficult but also nothing that's too elementary for the residents. After racking my brain for a good week and a half I decided why not do handpainted customized wine glasses. 
I already know I really wanted to do the large stemless wine glasses, the next part was to decide if we wanted to do glass or the durable hard plastic. 
Here's the thing :
1) if you choose glass you're able to set the paint in an oven that way it's dishwasher safe BUT if it breaks . . . You're up a creek without a shovel
2)if you choose the durable plastic it's not guaranteed dishwasher safe for the paint, however it's shatter proof and you can take it by the pool

I eventually decided on the durable plastic, and sought out dishwasher safe paint. After running a few painted ones through the dishwasher, the paint passed the test and totally dishwasher safe!
 I was worried about little or a few turn out for the event but we had about 20 people show up. Everyone had so much fun and I never knew we had so many talented people in my apartment complex! I'm definitely ready for my future DIY workshops!