We buy nuts butter all the time and use it copiously in our vegan recipes to replace dairy products and as a protein boost. But you know what? We are silly! Making nut spreads at home is so easy, we should have been doing this all along.
Today, we'll show you how to make nut butter using brazil nuts, and nothing else. Zero refined ingredients, just the yummy stuff. You can follow the same process for any other nuts, but we thought you would like to try brazil nut spread first.
Why? Well, because it's quite unusual. While you likely had peanut, cashew, or almond butter already, you may not have tried one made from brazil nuts yet. And trying new things is funny, isn't it? This butter is super tasty so spread it on a toast with jam, tip it in your smoothies, or use it in a fancy sandwich. You won't be disappointed.
One word of advice, though. Nut spreads are a much healthier alternative to classic butter. They have a fraction of the fats, and most of those fats are actually good for you. But they still have a few saturated fats, so you shouldn't slurp down a full jar in one go!
Brazil nuts are very healthy and are a ridiculously rich source of selenium. Imagine that on average, a single nut will give you 140% RDI of selenium. While this mineral is good for you, overconsumption can be harmful. As the recommended serving size is 1 to 3 nuts , we recommend limiting your consumption to one teaspoon (8g/0.3 oz) per day. If you have this spread only once or twice per week, you can have up to 3 teaspoons per day, top.
The good news though is that even a single teaspoon of brazil nut butter is plenty flavourful. And by limiting your consumption, it will last you forever! Oh, and remember to stir the nut butter after you take it out of the fridge, as the nut oils will float to the top. Enjoy!