My first encounter with CrossFit happened sometime in 2009. My big brother made the introduction and contrary to most “you had me at Fran” anecdotes, my CrossFit testimony developed at a much slower simmer. I trained haphazardly at first at a friend’s garage box, eventually found CrossFit Santa Clarita, moved, took almost a year off, then stumbled upon BeachSide CrossFit in Ventura. It wasn’t until I got to BeachSide that I started to train fairly consistently and was finally convinced by Coach Nathan to go “Paleo.”
Being that sometimes a full meal would literally consist of a few spoonfuls of peanut butter and jelly [I pretty much ate garbage for most of my adult life], giving up peanut butter altogether was near-traumatic for me [peanuts are legumes and one of the foods you avoid on a Paleo diet].
Thus, I began making my own paleo trail mix due to a lack of truly clean sources of healthy fat to supplement my diet and to help fill the peanut-void. When one fateful day out of sheer curiosity, I decided to throw it into my Vitamix and blend it into a nut butter, and to my surprise found it to be quite tasty. I brought some to Coach as a gift and he loved it and convinced me to make it for our box members. Somehow, in a matter of months, by word of mouth, news of this nut butter spread, and continued to spread to the point where I was using vacation days from work to fulfill orders! [I guess it's safe to share that now LOL.]
Suddenly I found myself standing at a crossroads. It was now or never. I took the leap of faith, quit my job, and in January 2011, I became a full-time-nut-butter-lady. Countless recipe revisions and sleepless nights later, what began as a creative by-product of personal necessity, is now being made available to CrossFitters at large and beyond. I am and will forever be amazed and in shock over this whole process. I owe it all to God’s sovereignty in my life and to the support of all my loyal fans! By the way, your MeeNut Butter is NOT currently being made in a Vitamix blender. However, every single jar is still made fresh, by hand, start to finish, by yours truly!
Paleo MeeNut Butter is a delicious and unique blend of nuts and seeds and is sure to satisfy the firebreather in anyone. Each jar is handmade fresh to order, chock full of shaka love.
Try Paleo MeeNut Butter with your favorite fruit, veggies, in a smoothie, or just straight out the jar!
We like to say our products are forged by CrossFitters for CrossFitters but even if you don’t CrossFit or eat Paleo, we’re confident you’ll like our stuff too.