Nut Butter Snack

Nut Butter Snack. No bake, no joke, deliciously healthy snack.

Do you ever have those days where everyone is hungry and you just run out of healthy, quick snack ideas???? Today Fostering Nutrition is going to “hook you up!”

Nut Butter Snack

Our local farmer’s market has many farmers who are able to procure raw nuts. Not always, but we certainly try to use local and buy our sustenance while supporting our local farmers. Since we have become farmers, we are able to swap produce and farm tips with some pretty amazing people.

We learn that farmers are allowed to obtain raw nuts because of the importance to have raw seeds to plant. So we use this opportunity and gather in some nuts. Many of the nuts are from other farmers in different areas because nuts do not grow prolifically where we live. And we are super thankful for the farmer network.

This is the collection of nuts we prepare for the next day:

Raw Nuts

 Raw walnuts, raw almonds, cashews (never edible raw), & raw peanuts.

Here’s our post on how to prepare nuts and grains and seeds. Cashews are a little unique, so we soak these for no more than 6 hours.  Briefly, cashews have a toxic oil that is released when you crack and roast the shell. Then they need to be roasted again. Now they are sold as “raw”.

Are you ready for this amazing recipe? Here it is:

Ingredients

1 C      grain oats (soaked) may omit if gluten-free

2/3 C   shredded coconut like this

1/2 C   nut butter (soaked) or in a pinch use something like this.

1/2 C   flaxseed and/or chia seed (soaked with only water, no salt)

1/3 C   raw honey (preferably local)

6 tsp    chocolate chips

1 tsp    vanillla extract

Take the flax seed and stir in a mortar and pestle like this. Then place all ingredients in a bowl and stir with a fork until thoroughly mixed.

Everyone wash their hands again. {smile} Take a teaspoon and roll into a ball. And you are done. We usually put them in the refrigerator for an hour to harden them up a bit. (is that because we live in a tropical climate?!)

These are absolutely delicious! And on the go or around the home it’s a really fun snack to Foster Nutrition!

Nut Butter Snack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 fun and real food. As a Mom to birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple, affordable ways to recover health and to have fun, while supporting your doctor... Connect with Mandy through Twitter and Facebook.
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2 thoughts on “Nut Butter Snack

  1. […] diet. What that means is no NUTS for 2 of us! And we love nuts. Read here and a nut snack here! However, coconut slips through and is allowable so we are figuring out ways to afford this nut […]

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