Spread the Love
Escape the peanut (and almond) gallery and dig your knife or spoon into the assortment of nut and seed butters out there
Long limited to two options—creamy or crunchy peanut butter—taste buds (and those allergic to the legume) screamed with joy when almond butter hit the marketing, giving everyone something new to combine with their jelly.
But if your spark for AB has waned (as happens in every relationship), there are plenty of other options in stores today that offer unique flavors and nutrition profiles—and almost endless ways to use them in recipes. Give these tempting spreads a shot. They’re so good, you’ll have to fight to keep yourself from eating them straight from the jar.
With an indulgent, buttery taste, cashew butter won’t disappoint. And it’s rich in a kind of fat you want in your diet: monounsaturated. Studies suggest that swapping out high-saturated fat foods for those containing monounsaturated fat can improve cholesterol numbers, making this spread particularly ticker-friendly.
Try it: Ixnay the heavy cream in creamy soups and chocolate sauces such as ganache, and stir in cashew cream instead. Simply place cashew butter in a blender with just enough water to barely cover it and blend until super smooth.
We like: Once Again Organic Cashew Butter (onceagainnutbutter.com)