Why You Should have a Nut Butter Scoop Every Day

What do you call nuts on the wall?
Walnuts!

What do you call nuts on your chest?
Chestnuts!

What do you call a nut in a spacesuit?
An astronut!

Hmmmmmmmmm, okay, tough crowd. I’ll stop now.

Apart from the exquisite taste, nut butter (well, nuts themselves) has a tonne of health benefits. Nuts like almonds, walnuts, chestnuts, macadamia’s, pecans and cashews contain protein, healthy fats (omega’s), phytochemicals, fibre, and numerous vitamins and minerals.

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Each type of nut has its own nutritious makeup so it’s a good idea to eat a variety of different nuts to ensure you consume an array of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

According to reputable research and a multitude of studies, consuming nuts (in moderation) can help to lower cholesterol by providing the body with good fats.

There are so many ways to eat nuts. We enjoy spraying a small amount of coconut oil on various nuts, particularly macadamias, and almonds, and then sprinkling a little erythritol on them and sometimes some nutmeg and cinnamon and toasting them in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

They’re so sweet and a great snack for movie night. Be careful though and try not to consume too many as they are also very calorie dense.

We also add nuts to our salads, eat a small handful by themselves with a cup of coffee for a 3pm energy boost but what we love the most is processing it until it becomes a delicious nut butter and eating it straight out of the jar with a spoon.

Well, I do that when people aren’t looking anyway.

Anyway, my favourite combination is this roasted almond and raw cashew butter. It has the toasted flavour of the almonds and the sweet creaminess of the raw cashews. It’s the perfect blend. Macadamia and almond butter is great too.

If you buy nut butter, be cautious as many brands like to add salt, sugars, unhealthy oils, and sometimes artificial flavours and sweeteners. Always read your ingredients.

If you make your own, it is okay to add a little salt to bring out the taste and as a preservative but don’t go adding a heap of it and make sure to use sea salt or Himalayan salt.

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If you like spices, some great ones to use in your nut butter are cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg. I really enjoy adding cinnamon, it tastes amazing and has the ability to help regulate blood sugar when consumed.

NUTELLA!!! I love Nutella. It is so easy to make yourself and you do not need to add copious amounts of sugar to make it taste good. We add stevia drops and a little bit of powdered erythritol along with cacao or cocoa and a bunch of hazelnuts.

Occasionally, because I LOVE FERRERO ROCHERS, I like to use some chocolate instead of cocoa or cacao so that when it gets cold in the fridge I can roll it up into balls and roll it in more hazelnuts. Just as good as ferrero’s and almost guilt free. Not when you eat 10 at once though. So delicious.

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Cashew and Almond Nut Butter

This would have to be my favourite nut butter. The roasted almonds are so delicious and give it it's grainy colour and the raw cashews give it a sweet flavour and creamy texture. It is also much cheaper when you make your own.
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cashew and Almond Nut Butter
Net Carbs: 4.6g
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 Serves
Calories: 143.5

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put the almonds and cashews in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Make sure to stop every 3-5 minutes to push down the sides with a spatula. Be patient! This process may take up to 30 minutes. 

Notes

We keep ours in the fridge to keep it fresher. I use this as a spread on celery as a snack, in protein or fat bombs, and in various other recipes, but my favourite thing to do is just eat it straight off a spoon like peanut butter.
Nutrition Facts
Cashew and Almond Nut Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 Tbspn)
Calories 143.5 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 4.6g2%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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What if I have a nut allergy?

These days we know that many people have nut allergies. Some, only peanuts are a problem but for others, even tree nuts are a major issue. Well, a great alternative is to use seeds instead. Seed butters taste amazing and also offer incredible health benefits.

You can use sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sesame seed, hemp seeds, and the list goes on. I have a lot of fun making different seed butter and like to experiment with the tastes by adding more of one type of seed and less of another.