Vegan White Chocolate Nutella is a great nut-based spread with a white chocolate flavor that is incredibly good on pancakes or just on toasts.
And of course, it is a much better alternative for your health than Nutella itself.
As it is nut-based spread, today I'm sharing with you health benefits of delicious nut butter! :)
Common Nut Butters and Their Health Benefits
While it is true that they’re high in calories, don’t let the fear of fat steer you away from nuts, as they are a phenomenal source of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. All nut butters contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats, phytosterols, protein, and fiber, but their specific nutritional value depends on what type of nut being used. One of the benefits of eating nut butters is that they also contain a healthy dose of vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects essential fats in your body, supports healthy skin and hair, and helps keep your immune system strong.
Nut butters can be used as a sandwich spread, but they can also be added to other healthy snacks such as apple slices or celery to make them more filling and nutrient-dense. The protein, fiber, and different types of fats found in nut butter help you feel full and satiated, which can help your energy levels stay constant throughout the day. That’s why, despite their fat content, research has shown that regular nut consumption can lower the risk of weight gain. You can incorporate nut butters into your diet every week, but do not overdo it. The key to getting all of the health benefits from seed and nut butters is to eat them in moderation.
Here are the most common types of nut butters and their health benefits.
Peanut butter provides our bodies with several key nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron, while also serving as a good source of protein and fat. However, in comparison to other nut butters, peanut butter has the least amount of nutritious vitamins and minerals. That aside, because of its high protein content, peanut butter has a high satiety value, which helps you eat less at other times of the day. In fact, peanut butter contains one of the highest amounts of protein among seed and nut butters. 2 tablespoons of peanut butter contains 7 grams of protein.
Almond butter is one of the most nutrient-dense nut butters available. Almond butter contains several important minerals for maintaining strong bones and contains much more calcium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus than peanut butter. 2 tablespoons of almond butter contains about 50% of your daily vitamin E requirement. Vitamin E is an essential antioxidant that is eye and heart protective. 2/3rd of almond butter's fat is actually heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Almond butter is also highest in fiber, lowest in saturated fat, and maybe help improve cholesterol panels.
Cashew butter is smooth, creamy, and slightly lower in fat than other nut butters. Although it doesn’t contain omega-3 fatty acids, it’s one of the best sources of monounsaturated fatty acids, essential amino acids, and magnesium. These nutrients are beneficial for blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol control, bone health, the immune system, and your metabolism.
Walnut butter has an earthy, buttery taste. It is very similar to peanut butter in nutritional value, aside from the fact that it contains the greatest amount of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and polyphenols. Since omega-3 fats have anti-inflammatory properties, they can help improve arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. *source
Find the recipe below!
Prep: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Servings: 4 portions
Calories per serving: 283 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
1/2 cup roasted cashews
1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts or almonds
1/4 cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt
40 gr. vegan white chocolate (or 2 tbsp cocoa butter + 1 tbsp coconut cream or milk)
Step 1: Melt vegan white chocolate (I'm using Гайо) in a microwave on a hot water bath. (or mix melted cocoa butter with coconut cream)
Step 2: In a food processor or in a high-speed blender and in roasted cashews, roasted almonds (or hazelnuts), salt, and powdered sugar.
Step 3: Blend for around 5 minutes, stopping and stirring occasionally from the sides until you reach butter-like consistency.
Step 4: Add in melted white chocolate(or homemade white chocolate mix) and blend for 1 more minute.
Step 5: Keep in the fridge for up to 7 days.