One week ago, I went to the store to buy some peanut butter. My plan was to have a cheat meal and combine it with casein-based protein fluff.
But I didn’t want peanut butter with sugar in it. So the regular brands like Skippy were out of question. The only ones that remained were organic brands with a pumped up price.
I picked one and drove home to enjoy my cheat meal.
But then… as I sat by the table and started devouring my meal…
… I realized how dryand sticky peanut butter is.
It sticks to the roof of your mouth like glue! (I hadn’t eaten it for ages, resulting in my ignorance)
The peanut butter wasn’t pleasant to eat. I wanted a solution to this problem, so I decided to make my own nut butters. This way, I could also jack up the content of protein and healthy fats in it by including other kinds of nuts.
After a couple of tries, I found the ultimate way to make my OWN nut butters — but better-tasting and without additives.
The steps to making your own, home-made nut butter are simple:
- Choose the kinds of nuts you want — peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, almonds or whatever. I like a peanut, walnut and almond blend.
- Put them in a blender.
- Blend them.
- First, they’ll just turn into crumbles and you’ll have no idea how that’s going to turn into a wonderful batch of nut butter.
- But keep blending!
- Eventually, after a few minutes, the oils within the nuts come out. This results in a smooth, moist nut butter that is actually less sticky since it’s fresh.
By now, I much prefer home-made, fresh nut butters over the ones you find in stores. And you get more control over what goes into it, so you can get a better composition of protein and fats in the nut butter.
The above steps will lead to a smooth blend. For a chunkier variation you can perform the same steps — but pour in more nuts in the mixer after you’ve been blending for a few minutes.
Nut butters do contain many calories, so keep that in mind if you are on a cut. However, they are very satisfying due to their high protein, fiber and fat content. And your body actually can’t absorb a lot of the fat in nuts. So it goes straight out in the toilet anyways.
Just a quick tip if you’re nuts about nuts, and have a cheat meal coming up soon.
Until next time,