Guide To Nut & Seed Butters
Nutrition Stripped writes:
To put it in a nutshell, nuts and seeds are healthy;
but I think the real question is, what types of nuts and seeds make the
best butters and spreads, and why? Today is a total smackdown and guide
to nut and seed butters, from their flavor profile, uses, nutrition,
and special tips. Also, learn how to make your own nut butter in a few
simple steps that take less than 10 minutes to make!
Don’t fear the fat.
Most of us already know that eating fat and
having ample amounts of healthy fats in our diet are a great thing for
our health not the cause of heart disease, weight gain, or increased
cholesterol…and if you’re still into that theory, I’ll let these studies
show you otherwise: here, here, here,
and reading up on my last blog post all about The Basics, Fat part I.
Since we’ve all come to terms that eating healthy fats are great for our
health, let’s jump right into one of the most famous healthy fats to
eat…peanut butter. Growing up I was never a big fan of peanut butter, it
wasn’t until I had one of my moms homemade buckeyes
that I fell in love with peanut butter- to this day, it’s one of my
favorite treats using nut butters. Beyond beloved peanut butter, there
are so many amazing varieties of nuts and seeds out there that can
easily be made into a butter such as almond butter, cashew butter, even
sunflower seed butter.
After you make your first homemade nut or seed butter, I promise
you’ll be completely hooked. Bold statement, I know, but there’s
something about completely transforming a plain ole’ nut or seed into a
rich, creamy, and thick spread right before your eyes using less than 2
ingredients. Said nut or seed + a pinch of sea salt if you choose.
I answered several of your questions in my last Q&A
series on YouTube about what type of nuts to buy and what about
activating them (i.e. soaking and sprouting)? I always recommend
purchasing nut and seed butters organic, unsalted, and raw if possible
due to the fatty acids change
during heating and processing; otherwise, roasted and lightly salted if
those are your only options in the store. Ideally though, I want to
inspire you to make these all in your own kitchen with only 2
ingredients and 1 piece of equipment! Super easy and affordable.
Find the guide and more information here.