Home made NUT BUTTER, healthy and delicious!
Shop bought nut butters are often full of of added palm oil and other nasties. Why consume it when it is so easy to make your own healthier and tastier version? You can use a mixture of nuts or go for one variety, eiter way the finished product will be delicous. By using raw natural and organic nuts rather than roasted nuts, which you will find in many commercial brands, you will ensure that the nutrients will stay intact in the finished product.
Choosing walnuts will help increase your intake of omega 3 the anti-inflammatory essential fatty acid and consuming Brazil nuts will provide a good dose of selenium, a strong antioxidant which is vital for a strong immune system as well as healthy thyroid. Additionally adding flavourings such as cinnamon will help you with blood sugar balancing and turmeric can help strengthen your immune system further.
If you have a dehydrator, I would highly recommend soaking and dehydrating the nuts beforehand however, only soak the nuts if you can dehydrate them afterwards in either dehydrator or oven (at the lowest possible temperature for 12-24 h). If the nuts are soaked but not dehydrated the nut butter will go off very quickly. The soaking process helps the body digest the nuts better as well as absorb all their nutrients.
This particular recipe contains equal amounts of brazil, almonds and walnuts however, you can use your own favourites.