Peanut or Cashew Butter

           Yield: 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) 

Speed: Variable to High Time: 1 minute (see Caution) Ingredients

     24 ounces (720 mL) unsalted roasted peanuts or cashews 
     Pour nuts in the Vita-Mix container. Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Insert tamper through lid opening. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Use the tamper to push the nuts into the blades. In 1 minute you will hear a high pitched chugging sound. Once the butter begins to flow freely through the blades the motor sound will change from a high pitch to a low laboring sound. Stop processing. Remove nut butter to a container and store covered. 
     Note: Refrigerate in airtight container. 
     Over processing will cause serious overheating to your machine! Do not process for more than 1 minute after mixture starts circulating freely. 
     Variation: Almond Butter 
     Substitute roasted almonds. Add oil if necessary, refrigerate and pour off excess oil next day. 
     If using dry roasted nuts, you may need to add oil. Begin with 3 tablespoons and add more if necessary. 
     Health Classification: Low Carb, Low Sodium, Low Cholesterol, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw 
     Meal Type: 5 Ingredients or less, Appetizers, Sauces, Desserts/Toppings 

           Nutrition Facts
           Serving Size 2 tablespoons 
           Amount Per Serving 
           Calories 220    
           % Daily Value* 
           Total Fat 18g  
           Saturated Fat 5.4g  
           Cholesterol 0mg 0% 
           Sodium 525mg 21.88% 
           Potassium 416mg 11.89% 
           Total Carbohydrate 11.1g 3.7% 
           Dietary Fiber 6g 24% 
           Sugars 2.18g   
           Protein 18.4g   
           Vitamin A 0% a.. 
          Vitamin C 0% 
           Calcium 4% a.. 
          Iron 6% 
           *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on you calorie needs:
                   Calories: 2000 2500 
                 Total Fat Less than 65g 80g 
                 Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g 
                 Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg 
                 Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg 
                 Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g 
                 Dietary Fiber   25g 30g 
                 Calories per gram: 
                 Fat 9 a.. 
                Carbohydrate 4 a.. 
                Protein 4 

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