Nut Butter

Nut Butters…As you have seen from my post on how to prepare nuts [here] and my favorite store-bought nut butter [here], our family REALLY likes nuts and nut butter.

Nut Butter

The reason is truly more than taste. As a mom of children, birthed, fostered, and adopted, every single child loves nut butter. Thankfully, we have not faced any allergies. Because it is a great filler food that is full of good fats, which nourishes the brain, and stops the hunger “trigger”. Plus, it also contains minerals and vitamins.

Unfortunately, many children, including our foster children and picky birth children, need the boost of nutrients in these growing years.

For the most perfect nut butter and elimination of potentially harmful additives, we make our own when able. Granted we slip and buy this or this. But generally speaking, nut butter is cost efficient and easy to make if you have the right tools, or another option.

In order to make your own is rather simple.

First , the nuts need to be properly prepared. See this. After this you have the option…crisp the nuts or put them directly in the blender. The nuts blend into butter easier in the soft state, however, the taste is better when you crispy them up a bit.

4 easy ingredients to Nut Butter:

– 2 cups crispy nuts

– 1/4 cup or more of coconut, Red Palm, or other oil

– 1 Tbsp raw honey

– 1/2 tsp mineral salt

This is a simple and healthful recipe adapted from this book.

Place the nuts in the blender on “grind” until it becomes a sticky flour. Scrape nuts off of the side and add the remaining 3 ingredients.

Simply spoon out and enjoy!

Nut Butter

 

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using real food, real discussion, and encouragement. As a Wife, Mom of birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple food tips while volunteering in a local Orphanage to create a model for change. Connect with Mandy through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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