When preparing nut butter you are making a super food . Nuts provide the body with innumerable benefits, although it should be noted that their intake should be moderate. Eating them and incorporating them into the daily diet in small amounts is recommended, because they also have a lot of calories. In spite of everything, in these small portions many essential nutrients are obtained for good health and energy to face daily life.
You can make a butter from several nuts, or from one in particular, it all depends on taste . It is usually used as a spread for cookies, toast, and bread slices. The taste is surprising. Keep in mind that nuts are rich in oil and that they release their fat while preparing the butter, but to obtain a creamier texture you can add more oil (preferably olive).
Among the most commonly used nuts are walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds . Walnuts have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce joint pain, improve states of stress and depression and prevent cardiovascular disease. Hazelnuts regulate blood sugar levels and are rich in fiber and folic acid, and almonds are rich in calcium, so their consumption is advisable to combat osteoporosis.
- 400 grams of raw nuts (can be a mixture)
- ½ cup of extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- Essences to taste (cinnamon, cocoa or vanilla)
- Sweeten to taste with honey or agave or caramel syrup.
How to prepare a nut butter:
- The night before put the nuts to soak in water .
- The next day, drain the nuts and put them in the food processor, along with the oil and salt .
- Process for 10 minutes taking care to detach the dough from the edges so that it mixes completely.
- Process until a creamy cream is achieved and it will be time to add essences and sweeteners, if desired.
- Store in airtight bottle in the fridge .
Please note that nut butter can last a maximum of two weeks. You can take it as an accompaniment in desserts, smearing it on fruit slices (pineapple, apple or banana), which is, in addition to being very nutritious, surprising due to the contrast of flavors and textures. You can also add a tablespoon of this butter to your smoothies or yogurt and get an extra source of vitamins, calcium, and vegetable protein.