An easy way to get in protein is nuts! Just make sure you are choosing the right kind that won’t give you problems down the road, like adding to your body’s chemical overload with preservatives.
Your peanut butter should say on the ingredients list: peanuts. Thats it.
Raw and not roasted is better because of enzymes.
With natural peanut butters you have to stir the oil in, but once you stir it in, it stays. We like and use the creamy Adams brand for sandwiches or pancakes. Use an organic peanut butter powder for shakes and oatmeal.
You can then switch out for other butters like almond butter, cashew and coconut butter. If the kids are dipping veggies or fruit, I choose an almond butter. You can make all of the nut butters yourself in a food processor, just make sure you buy things raw and unsweetened.
You can replace coconut butter for any recipe that calls for regular butter. A couple ways to get this: You can simply buy coconut butter or you can make it yourself! It can be pricy to buy and it is not hard at all to make, all you need is:
- 2 Cups Raw coconut flakes- At any health food store
- Food processor or Blender
- Glass jar for storage
- Pinch of sea salt or real salt if you want
Simply place the coconut flakes in the food processor and blend till smooth and store in your glass container.
This is an alternative to peanut butter and is so good in desserts and dipping. It is easy to make just like the coconut butter.
All you need is:
- 3 Cups Raw almonds
- Food processor
- Glass Container
If you want to make a smaller batch to just try it then it wont take so long to make. Almond butter is a bit longer than coconut butter. Place the almonds in the food processor and start blending! You have to keep blending for 20-30 minutes- stopping every 5 to stop and stir the sides in. Add a pinch of salt and 1 1/2 T coconut oil so it keeps soft and store in glass container.