PB & J and nut butter on toast are undeniably delicious, but there are more ways to devour nut butter (it even makes kale taste good). Read on and drool…
Mmmmm nut butter. Comforting, satisfying and luckily nutritious seeing as it’s packed with protein, there’s a reason we decided to include one of our favourites in our Recharge and Reset Health Box . Pip & Nut Coconut Almond Butter was our pot of choice, but the tastemakers at Pip & Nut HQ have squirreled away to make other nutty blends that are just as appetising and energy boosting. Given that they are the nut experts around here, Pip and the team, along with Lily Simpson of The Detox Kitchen , have devised some inventive and moreish recipes to make the most of your cupboard stash of nut butter.
Cacao & Peanut Butter Protein Balls
¾ cup raw almonds
1 tbsp cacao powder (or you can use cocoa powder)
12 pitted dates*
2 tbs Pip & Nut Peanut Butter
1-2 tbs agave syrup (honey or rice malt syrup could also be used)
*If using fresh medjool dates you will probably find that you will only need a tiny amount of agave syrup - or none at all!
Place the dates, cacao powder and peanut butter into a food processor
Blend until the mixture resembles a paste
Add the almonds and pulse until desired texture is achieved (don’t leave it too long otherwise it’ll turn into a liquid)
If your mixture is too dry, add 1tbsp agave syrup and pulse to mix through. If it is still too dry add another tablespoon and pulse again (the mixture should be a little sticky, and roll easily into balls)
Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
Coconut Almond Superfood Smoothie
500ml skimmed milk
150ml natural yoghurt
3 tbsps Pip & Nut Coconut Almond Butter
1 tbsp flax seeds
2 teaspoons oats
1 tbsp honey
Grind flaxseeds & oats into a fine powder using a pestle mortar. Add all the ingredients into a food processor until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Fruit & Nut Porridge
200g porridge oats
Cup of milk
4 ripe apricots
50g fresh blueberries
50g fresh blackberries
50g fresh raspberries
1 tbsp toasted almonds, roughly chopped
2 tbsp Pip & Nut Almond Butter
Place oats in a saucepan and gently heat with the milk
Spoon into a bowl and swirl 1 tbsp of almond butter roughly through. Top with berries and almonds.
Blueberry & Almond Butter Smoothie
1 ½ cups of almond milk
1 cup of blueberries
3 tbsps Pip & Nut Almond Butter
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp honey
1 cup ice
Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until fully combined. If too thick, add water.
Fruit & Nut Butter Snacking Serving Suggestions
Cox’s apples (sliced)
Slice apples or celery. Top a couple slices with nut butter.
The Ultimate Kale Salad with Pip & Nut Almond Butter – a recipe created by Lily Simpson, founder of The Detox Kitchen
What you need:
1 head of kale
1⁄4 white cabbage
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 handful pumpkin seeds
2 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
For the dressing:
Juice 1 lime
50g Pip & Nut Almond butter
1 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp groundnut oil
1 pinch sea salt
Take the leaves off the kale, discarding the stalk. Gently wash, drain and finely slice into thin strips before placing in a large bowl.
Slice the white cabbage into thin strips and add to the bowl with the sundried tomatoes, spring onion and pumpkin seeds.
For the dressing, place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a spoon.
Now tip the dressing onto the salad and combine thoroughly.
Serve and enjoy!
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