Whenever I make homemade nut butter, I can’t stop myself from eating spoonfuls right out of the blender.
The spread is still warm and incredibly decadent!
It doesn’t matter what I spread it onto… this nut butter has the power to turn something rather bland into something magical.
Natural nut butter gets major points in the nutrition category. My personal favourites are almond based butters. Almond butter is high in antioxidants, can help reduce blood sugar levels and cholesterol and (shockingly!) can assist in weight control. Almond butter can be viewed as a super food spread!
You will want to avoid the processed kind (*ahem* Kraft Peanut Butter) as they are often filled with artery clogging hydrogenated oils.
Hydrogenated oils are a huge no-no and I personally avoid anything containing “hydrolyzed oils”.
And another good reason to avoid processed nut butters is the process to blend your own is incredibly simple and cost-effective. Use some creativity when making your own and throw in some extra ingredients!
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