In large pot of boiling water blanch green beans for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and flush with cold water. Drain well and dry with paper towels.
In large skillet over medium low heat combine 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot add sliced almonds and cook until fragrant and lightly browned; approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and plate.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in same skillet over medium low heat. Add beans and cook for 5-7 minutes tossing frequently. Add garlic and cook for additional 1 minute. Add lemon juice and cook for additional 1 minute. Add almonds back to pan and stir to combine or place beans on platter and top with almonds.