Raw nut butter
Freshly made raw nut or seed butter is not only delicious, but also a good source of nutrients such as protein and essential fats. Raw is far more nutritious than roasted, as heat denatures the essential fats, which are necessary for proper function of the brain, skin and nervous system.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 200g nuts (almonds and cashews make a good choice)
- 2-3 tbsp oil, preferably one rich in omega 3 and omega 6
Powder the nuts in a coffee grinder. The powder should be as fine as you can get it, although a few chunks are nice.
Transfer to a food processor. While the processor is running, add the oil a tablespoon at a time until a smooth consistency is reached. The consistency should be a little runnier than your normal preference, as raw nut butters must be refrigerated, which will cause them to thicken.
The amount of oil you add will vary depending on the type of nut you are using (some have a higher natural oil content than others).
Add seasonings, such as a teaspoon of honey or a pinch of salt, as desired.