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Almonds, Organic Cane Sugar, Palm Fruit Oil, Sea Salt.
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Why You’ll Love Smooth Almond Butter
Is this the almond butter that will get peanut lovers to make the swap? Barney’s sure thinks so. Made from a mix of pure blanched roasted almonds alongside organic cane sugar, palm fruit oil, and sea salt, this savory and sweet spread is an irresistible topping on toast, power-packed protein boost for smoothies, and even tasty in dinner entrees.
Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter is made by hand in a certified peanut-free facility using a recipe that is vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO verified. Each healthful serving has three grams of dietary fiber, six grams of protein, and good amounts of calcium and iron to keep you running at full speed all day; plus, none of the trans fats or sugars that can weigh you down. With only eight grams of carbohydrates, it’s also a great option for Paleo eaters, too.
Almond butter vs. peanut butter
While peanut butter is an undisputed classic and shares many of the same health benefits as almond butter (for example, they are both a great source of protein), almond butter has significantly more to offer in terms of vitamins and minerals including:
- Nearly twice as much magnesium
- Twice as much iron and fiber
- Three times as much vitamin E
- Seven times more calcium
Additionally, almond butter outranks peanut butter in a number of other healthful applications. One of the most important is allergies. Anyone with a peanut allergy must avoid them at all costs, which makes almond butter an appropriate (and delicious) substitute. Almond butter also has an alkalizing effect on the body’s pH balance where peanut butter has an acidic effect. A diet rich in alkalizing foods supports a healthy immune system, bones, and organs.
Health benefits of almond butter
Whether you’re already a fan of the rich, earthy taste of almond butter or have yet to try it, Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter is a wonderful choice for taste and added health with good amounts of vitamin E, calcium, healthy fats, and fiber.
- Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, protecting the body’s cells against serious damage from free radicals. Antioxidants also contribute to healthy, glowing skin and prevent signs of early aging. Vitamin E is also vital to the production of red blood cells which in turn helps the body better absorb and distribute nutrients.
- Calcium builds a strong and sturdy skeletal structure, and is therefore important for the health of bones and teeth. This essential mineral also keeps blood vessels healthy and flexible, encouraging normal muscle function, nerve transmission, and hormone balance.
- Healthy fats sound like an oxymoron, but the good variety is required for optimal body function. The concentration in Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter is primarily unsaturated fatty acids, which are responsible for keeping you feeling full and improving blood cholesterol levels that can help fight heart disease.
- Fiber not only contributes to digestive health and regular bowel movements but it’s also important for keeping cholesterol levels low, which can reduce the risk for coronary heart disease.
Cooking with Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter
While Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter is the perfect substitution for all of the classics—ants on a log, peanut butter and jelly, a topping for apple and banana slices—if you want to get a more creative, try using it in one of these delicious recipes.
You might think of bittersweet chocolate and sweet, fragrant pears as ideal ingredients for desserts, but this classic combo is a great way to start the morning, too. Combine the flavorful pair in this energizing smoothie, and add almond butter and chia seeds for a protein boost and Medjool dates for even more fiber. This drink is great for those with a sweet tooth but don’t want to have a breakfast of pastries loaded with refined sugar.
Create a memorable weekend brunch with a fresh batch of fruity whole-wheat waffles. This recipe is both Paleo and vegan, using whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, coconut oil, and freshly sliced bananas for the tasty batter. Forgo the butter and syrup on top and instead enjoy with a smear of almond butter.
Up your snacking game with these amazing honey almond butter popcorn balls. They’re sweetened with honey, rather than marshmallows or corn syrup like you might see in similar treats, and can stay stored for up to a week. So, prep ahead for a kids’ birthday party or pop in a lunch bag for a convenient snack.
Almond butter is a versatile ingredient that works just as well for dinner as it does for breakfast and lunch. Its high levels of protein, vitamins, and minerals makes it a perfect ingredient to add to raw vegan recipes, including this Thai-inspired dish that swaps carrots for noodles and has just the right amount of sweetness from coconut aminos and raw honey.
Lighten up dinner with these satisfying, fresh spring rolls filled with seasonal vegetables and seafood. The sweet dipping sauce is an absolute standout, made with tasty almond butter, spicy ginger, and flavorful tamari for some kick. Pair with the Raw Carrot Pad Thai for a complete meal.
Almond butter is constantly praised by nutritionists and doctors for its health benefits, but that doesn’t mean it’s just a dry health food. Artisana Organic Raw Almond Butter can also add a velvety richness to indulgent treats like these dark chocolate–coated cups that rival even store-bought candy.
Reviews For Smooth Almond Butter
Based on 71 Reviews
The BEST Almond Butter
I've tried them and nothing compares!! There's nothing better on toast or a muffin in the morning and nothing better for snacking later!!
Best Almond Butter!
I've tried several organic Almond Butters, but this is the best yet. I like the fact that it is very creamy and stays mixed together unlike most that have the oil sitting on the top that you constantly have to stir. Barney's has an excellent taste and the price is reasonable. Very good.
Smooth and creamy, and great nutty flavor. Better yet...it's good for you.
Love Barney Butter
Delicious and spreads well
Better than Justin's
The best! Super creamy and tasty
Great Almond Butter
Love the taste and texture, not oily at all
Would love this even more with one change
This is sooooo good. I wish it was made with honey instead of sugar. But it is the best almond butter (and I have tried many) because they use blanched almonds
Great taste, great texture!
I buy this one all the time. It is a smooth and not grainy almond butter. It is great to use in the no-bake protein bites. So delicious!!
Best almond butter I've found and thrive has the best price
I LOVE this stuff. I've tried other almond butters, but this is the best. So good on sliced apples!
Best almond butter
Very smooth and sweet.
Good almond butter!
I wasn't a fan of almond butter until I tried Barney's smooth almond butter. Creamy texture and mild flavor is a great combination. My husband and I REALLY like it.
This is our favorite nut butter!
This is so creamy and good. I love it with celery sticks
Best I've found
Best almond butter I've found. I prefer cashews but this almond butter isn't crunchy at all or oily. Just a lovely almond taste on everything.
Barney Smooth Almond Butter
Very delicious. Tempted to eat it with a spoon.
- Birgitte Pedersen
I like the taste of the Butter, you can taste the almonds alot. My only problem is that it may be smooth,but it is thick. It is hard to spread.
This is our favorite almond butter!
There is no other like Barney Butter. The smooth and creamy taste can't be beat. The fact that they blanch and not roast the almonds makes all the difference. Not gritty; just amazing!
This is really good stuff! Very smooth consistency that doesn't require much stirring. A great substitute for peanut butter.
Creamy but not thin. Great taste!
firm & tasty
i like this brand, it isn't runny like some i've had.
Kiddos dig it!
My daughter and I have developed sensitivities to many foods, including peanuts, but my grade-school-age daughter wasn't too crazy about almond butter I've bought in the past that was grainy. This, however, she LOVES, and so do I. Our favorite way to eat it as of late is to dip apple slices in. I also use it in my smoothies and GF oatmeal :)
This is a great tasting and incredibly smooth almond butter. Yes there is some added sugar so it's obviously something to use for a sweeter purpose or a treat. Nonetheless I find it to be the most enjoyable almond butter I've tasted.
This is delicious. The best that I have had. Good consistency
Happy with Free Trial
Finally received this free trial offer and do like this instead of peanut butter. Thanks
BEST of the bunch
Our whole family loves this almond butter. It is smooth and not gritty since the almonds are blanched and not roasted. Perfect for everyone, but especially kids that are used to the texture/taste of peanut butter. There is very little (almost no) separation or stirring.
I wish THRIVE would carry the "Bare" version without added sugar.
Love almond butter
I'm not big on peanut butter, but this almond butter is delish. It's not overly sweet nor oily. It's creamy and has that nutty taste that I like.
kind of stiff and dry. Hard to spread.
I've gotten fresh ground almond butter that was much easier to spread. I didn't like that it had sugar and palm oil added to it.
Actually is smooth
Most almond butters are gritty, with dry and oily parts. This one is actually smooth and blended well with no oil separation. It's the closest thing to peanut butter. It does contain cane sugar and palm oil.
- Sam B
So smooth, spreadable and delicious! We live it on apples!
- G. S. O.
Nice alternative to PB. Kids never noticed!
- Mom MS
excellant almond butter
the whole family loves this - it's smooth and tasty!
This is really yummy, but I wish there was a sugar free option for whole30.
Buy this! Skip all the others and buy Barney Butter! It is creamy and oh so good!
- Cecilia M
Love this product
I have tried other almond butters and they tasted okay. Then I tried Barney Butter, really loved the taste. It is so smooth and creamy, and this is the only one I will continue to buy.
Yummy! But. . .
This almond butter is very smooth and it does taste very good... my children say it is the best. But I don't like that it has sugar added to it. I didn't realize that until we received several bottles of it. We are using it. But I won't buy it again because of the sugar.
I've eaten Barney's Almond Butter for years and love it in every way. It's smooth and delicious without a bunch of other ingredients. Thrive has the best price ever!
- L. Fowler
I used this to make carob bars and on a sandwich. Great stuff. Can't beat the flavor and the price. Will be buy again.
I normally stick with sunflower butter but decided to try and I was not disappointed. It's nice and creamy and has a wonderful taste of almond. I think I like it even more than my normal Sunflower
This has the best smooth texture and is delicious.
Good taste and texture. My mom loves it too!
Best AB on the planet! My kids love this. The blanched almonds make all the difference. I wish Thrive would carry the "Barney Butter Bare" which has no added sugar, though.
This was really good. I ordered this for my 3 year old son who has a peanut allergy. He likes it, I like it, my wife and daughter like it. Will buy again.
This butter is the SMOOTHEST almond butter I've ever encountered! Sadly, it's a little too close to peanut butter in taste--the added sugar and salt, maybe? I like almond butter as an escape from peanut butter.
Barney Butter - Smooth Almond Butter
I love the flavor of the almond butter. Simply put, it's smooth and delicious! Very tasty!
Wow!!! This is the smoothest Almond Butter. It has a fantastic taste and we made the most wonderful Zucchini bread with it. Apparently it doesn't have the skins in it like most other almond butters making it less of a potentially sensitive item for those of us with nut sensitivities.
Barney Butter is the Best on the Market!
Barney Butter Almond Butter is fabulous! I have a sensitivity to almond skins and cannot eat regular almond butters but I can eat this. It is sublime! They made a vanilla espresso flavored one which is what I first tried but I cannot recall where I purchased it. I'd love to find some.
Tastes great, spreads easily- yummy
A great transition from peanut butter
I switched to eating almond butter instead of peanut butter at one point for the health benefits, but missed the consistency and look of peanut butter. This is such a great substitute!
Since eliminating peanut butter I've searched to find the tastiest almond butter. I tried many brands and can say that this is the best almond butter around! It's creamy, very tasty, and only 3 grams of sugar. It's well worth every penny :)
Delicious! The best tasting almond butter out there! Great for people with peanut or other nut allergies because its made in a dedicated facility.
Very Good. Enjoying it.
- Gloria Stephens
More research before buying
When I received the product I read the ingredients and realized that I could not eat this product. I gave it to a friend and he loves it.
Everything else I have ordered has been wonderful. I'm very happy with this company.
This is the creamiest almond butter I've tasted so far!
Creamy, doesn't separate, absolutely love it!!
Barney's Almond Butter
We tried a few, this is the best tasting.
Not a healthy food. They add sugar to this one. I'll stick with Artisana or Jason's, thanks.
Looking for this one!
My local grocer stopped carrying this brand or they moved it somewhere strange, so I was glad to see it at Thrive. Also happy it is sold in a larger 16oz container vs. the 10oz my store sold it. Price is great! Yes, it contains sugar, but 3 grams is not that terrible and at least it is from an organic source. Not a real problem if you only consume a reasonable amount just a few times a week.
So glad I tried this.
This is the best almond butter I've ever had! It's smooth instead of gritty!!! Yum!!
Finally a creamy peanut butter that tastes great! My husband will finally eat an organic peanut butter! Thanks!!
Sorry can't give zero stars. I normally check ingredients, but missed the palm oil and sugar. You are not the healthy food vendor you pretend to be.
I love Barney Almond Butter, but I was really disappointed to discover upon delivery that this version has sugar in it. I should have read the ingredient list. That is what I get for ordering late at night and trusting that a site that advertises as healthy would have the healthy version. I didn''t even realize that Barney Butter had a variety with sugar. Too expensive to return so throwing the opened container away and looking for someone who doesn't mind sugar in their almond butter to give the second jar to.
Close to Peanut Butter
I picked this up on a whim at my local health food store based on the packaging and the fact that I wanted to try a different type of nut butter. I'd recommend this as a good nut butter to try out if you haven't been eating anything aside from peanut butter. This has a nice, smooth taste, and it has a slight sweetness that will remind you of your non-organic peanut butter while not having too much sugar or sweetness. Unlike other nut butters, it doesn't seem to require a whole lot of stirring either - I love that it looks appetizing as soon as I open the jar!
- Jessica D.
Not smooth enough
Maybe I'm used to peanut butter, but the texture of this almond butter was quite rough and chunky.
I like my spread to be smooth and creamy, and this wasn't either. It tasted good, no question, but it was much harder to put on crackers and to dip my carrot sticks inside the jar. It's not bad, but I alternate between this and my organic peanut butter.
- F. Ladera
Move over peanut butter
I've been a peanut butter fanatic since I was a kid, but a friend kept telling me to go natural and give almond butter a shot.
I was already a Thrive member because I love the EPIC meat bars, so I decided to try this almond butter out. It was a little pricey, but I have to say, this is way better than peanut butter.
It's creamy, but it's also got a rich flavor that just trumps peanut butter, or maybe I'm just tired of the old stuff. Another thing is that you taste the almonds without any chemicals as everything in the almond butter is pure and natural. I'm kind of riding the almond butter wave now.
- Francisco Lowe
Truly Peanut Free!
My nine year old is allergic to peanuts. She carries an Epi Pen, always. It's hard to find food products that has NO contact with peanuts. Many products are created in a facility where peanuts are processed. How is that peanut free and safe?
She loves the flavor and I love the fact it's organic. It's also reasonably priced. I order several jars at a time. She keeps one at school for when the other kids have homemade treats.
- Freddie King
you will definitely fall in love with it
Even when it just looks like peanut butter, it is something amazingly different and so yummy that you would never want to go for anything else. I brought Barney Butter just on a whim to check out what is different about it and oh my god, its sheer delight. The flavor, the texture and the taste of almonds is something you would want to try again and again. If you like almonds, it would strongly recommend that you check it out at least once – you will definitely fall in love with it.
- Irving Kelly
Great source of protein!
Always a favorite. We put a couple of teaspoons into our morning smoothie for the protein value. Tastes great!
I've always had a peanut butter problem - if it's around and I'm having a bad day, I can go through half a jar in a day. Terrible for the waistline, I know. This almond butter is an excellent compromise. It's slightly sweet, has a nice consistency and tastes almost like peanut butter - but not to the point where I'll enhale it. It's much healthier than most peanut butters too. Love this stuff!
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