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How to make Rawtella – the yummiest healthy spread ever!

I have always had a weakness for nutella – but then again who doesn’t. I use it in recipes all the time or just attack the tub with a spoon, I love the stuff. That’s why I just had to find a healthy alternate, and Rawtella was born! This recipe tastes just as good if not BETTER (probably as I know how nutritious it is) than Nutella. It’s raw vegan, wheat free, gluten free, sugar free – so pretty much guilt free ;-) and I Love it spread on my protein pancakes, muffins or just on a good old banana.

Here is a bit of info on why hazelnuts are just so darn good for you

  • Hazelnuts contain phytopchemicals, which belong to a group called the flavonoids. Flavonoids support brain health, improve circulation and reduce symptoms associated with allergies. Consuming a handful of hazelnuts for a snack may provide your body with all these healthy benefits.
  • Hazelnuts contain fats that can protect heart health. Specifically, they are high in healthy polyunsaturated and mononunsaturated fats and low in unhealthier unsaturated fats. Hazelnuts are a good source of oleic acid. Oleic acid can help to lower levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, and can raise levels of good cholesterol, HDL, in the body.
  • Hazelnuts have a high amount of vitamin E in addition to B vitamins, including folate. Vitamin E is important in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. The B vitamins are important in proper cell and energy metabolism. Hazelnuts are also a rich source of potassium, calcium and magnesium. The minerals provide many health benefits, including regulating a healthy blood pressure. Unlike unhealthy snacks such as chips and refined products, hazelnuts can provide the body with a rich supply of nutrients for good health

So here’s the good bit, my rawtella is just 3cups of ground roasted hazelnuts, 2tbsp of cacao and 2tbsp of agave (you could also use honey or rice syrup etc) All you need to do is whack it all in your blender and every minute or so stop wipe down the sides and continue till you have a beautiful smelling, rich smooth butter – ta dah!

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Super snacks – My healthy Banana split using homemade almond butter

One of the hardest things when you are trying to be healthy is cutting out naughty treats. You think that nothing can satisfy the craving you have right now unless its high in calories, carbs and sugar and low in any kind of nutrition. Well I have certainly found something that feels like a naughty treat but is actually super duper go for you – yay!!!

So When you get a little peckish don’t reach for the biscuits go make on of my super snacks – My healthy Banana split using homemade almond butter is absolutely deeeeelish, and packed with vitamin E, omega 3 and 1 of your 5 a day.

As you can guess it’s pretty simple to make so there are no excuses…

  • Slice you banana in half
  • Spread on your homemade almond butter (or store bought if you prefer)
  • Sprinkle on some granola (mine is also homemade) and I also used cocoa nibs

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If you missed my blog on how to make homemade raw healthy almond butter check it out here – it’s super easy all you need is Almonds, a blender, spatula and an oven to roast those babies. Oh and a cute jar ;-)

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How to make raw healthy homemade Almond butter

Hey everyone,

I’ve started doing more research into nutrition and way I can start making my baking more healthy. One thing I love to use are nut butters so the first one I’m going to show you How to make raw healthy homemade Almond butter.

Here is a few very good reasons why you need to make some Almond butter asap peeps:

  • Among nuts, almonds are the most nutritionally dense. This means that for every calorie you consume, you get more vitamins and minerals than from any other nut. Move over, peanut butter!
  • One tablespoon contains as much protein as you get from the same quantity of meat. It’s also an excellent source of fibre, which helps digestion and nourishes tissues.
  • Just one teaspoon contains more than 25% of your daily requirement of Vitamin E, which protects you from oxidative damage and is great for hair, skin and nails.
  • It’s full of omega 3 fatty acids, essential for maintaining metabolic and heart health. It also maintains blood sugar, thereby reducing your risk of getting diabetes and almonds are known to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and control blood pressure.

So now you wanna know how to make this shizzle right??? It’s really easy…

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  • Roast 1-3cups of raw almonds (organic is possible) for 15-20mins – you will begin to smell that gorgeous rich comforting smell
  • Transfer your roasted almonds to your blender
  • You will need a spatula and your patience for this bit – Blend for 1-2 mins scrap down the sides and get the larger chunks out of the corners if they are stuck. Repeat for approx 10-15mins until you have a smooth butter

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  • I used 1 1/2 cups of almonds and it filled a small glass jar (approx 50g or around 100ml I reckon)

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  • You can add a pinch of salt to taste – but I opted to add a tbsp of Manuka honey as I have a sweet tooth

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I’m going to experiment with more nuts and seeds so I will be back soon with more super healthy yummy recipes for you :)

xoxo

 

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