My thighs are killing me.

Let’s just say I did a 45 minute advanced routine w/ my Nike Training App yesterday morning and…it won.

I had no idea I could sweat that much.

Listening to my body has been extremely difficult for me in the past.

I used to push myself past my limits and would feel the repercussions physically.

My knees would ache from running every single day of the week, I would feel lethargic, as if I couldn’t get through the day, and my feet would constantly fall asleep.

I’m past all of that now.

So, when I woke up on Sunday runday yesterday and I wasn’t feeling it…I tried something new.

It was challenging.

But totally worth it!

While I love to try new things, I also like to stick with what I know.

Simplicity is best in my opinion.

Especially when it comes to fuel for the body.

Did I mention that I gave up peanut butter for Lent?

So now, I’m addicted to any sort of nut or seed butter ya wanna throw at me.

No, it’s not the same thing as peanut butter…so don’t even try and tell me that.

I’ve been working up my own concoctions because we all know how expaaaaaaanseeeeve a jar of almond butter costs at the store.

Walnuts, pecans, and a food processor is all you need.


Because that’s all you need to achieve baller status.


It’s doesn’t get simpler than that.


Okay, and maybe I add a smidgen of salt in there too!


Wait…did I just make something not involving sweets?


Take me to the penitentiary!



Pecan Walnut Butter
Recipe type: Snack, Nut Butter
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
Creamy, slightly salted nut butter made w/ pecans & walnuts. Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, refined sugar-free!
  • 1 c. of raw walnuts
  • 1 c. of raw pecans
  • ¼ t. sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the walnuts and pecans in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, flipping the nuts half way through the baking process, until lightly toasted.
  5. Let cool slightly.
  6. Transfer to a food processor and process until a smooth, creamy, butter has formed. Fold in the salt.
  7. This takes about 5-8 minutes. Use a spatula to clean down the sides of the food processor as you go.
  8. Pour into your favorite mason jar and go!
  9. I spread mine on apples for a quick snack.


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