Everyone that knows me personally, know how much I LOVE nuts!!
My perfect afternoon snack is a handful of fresh organic raw nuts, full of wonderful nutritious energy that will keep me going through to the end of my busy day. I also love the health benefits that nuts give to my body, including omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Running three businesses, requires a lot of discipline not only in work related activities, but also in maintaining healthy eating habits. My work location was adjacent to an industrial area, and it was very difficult to source healthy organic snacks and produce. All the quick and easy food contained a lot of preservatives and additives, or worse – Deep Fried! I was craving high energy sustenance, and it was not readily available.
I started blending different varieties of nuts to find the best tasting, and correct consistency for my nut butter. My family, friends and also our amazing staff have all been willing “taste testers” on many occasions, and still are. Actually, our amazing staff really look forward to taste testing day, so I guess it’s a win win situation for everyone.
I have tried many varieties; however these two unique Nut Butters have triumphed:
- Healthy Organic Roasted Salted Almond Butter.
I roast the raw Almonds on a wide flat tray in an oven on low – medium heat, which not only makes them easier to digest, but also allows the Almond to blend to a beautiful smooth texture. I then add a tiny bit of Himalayan salt which gives the butter a slightly salty taste without being over powering.
Many of our customers, whom purchase the Organic Roasted Salted Almond Butter, do so because they are looking for a Healthier version of Peanut Butter, are allergic to Peanut Butter or just love the taste of Almonds.
- Healthy Organic Brazil/Cacao Butter.
The Organic Brazil Nut/Cacao Butter was a result of some experimentation in the kitchen, whilst I was trying to find a Healthy version of Nutella for my oldest son, who is living with Ulcerative Colitis. His diet is very strict, and mainly consists of fresh organic produce, which is preservative and additive free, with no added sugar. However, he can tolerate “Medjool” Dates, and therefore they have been chosen as a healthy alternative sweetener in this delicious chocolate like nut butter.
Brazil nuts are known to contain one of the highest level of the good unsaturated fats, and therefore when blended at high speed they form a nut butter with a luxuriously glossy texture.
However, the hero ingredient in this Brazil/Cacao Butter is the raw cacao, and it’s amazing quality as a great source of antioxidants. Our family and friends often eat the Brazil/Cacao butter straight from the jar, as an awesome alternative whenever that naughty chocolate craving hits.
Love Mette xxxx
You can find our 150g Nut Butters – Our Healthy Version in selected hampers, in our online store. www.organicfoodhampers.com.au