Just gazing at the selection of nut butters on the store shelves these days can drive you nutty with indecision. But if you’re looking for omega-3, almond butter is the one to toss into your cart, thanks to its naturally high levels of the fatty acid.
Love nut butters? Try this hazelnut nut butter recipe.
1 2/3 cupsServings
2½ cups raw unsalted almonds
3 tbsp flaxseed oil
2 tbsp raw honey
1½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp sea salt
1/3 cup finely chopped unsweetened dried apricots
In a food processor, process almonds for 10 minutes, scraping down sides of work bowl with a rubber spatula every 2 minutes to redistribute almonds (almonds will be a fine meal at this point).
Continue to process almonds for 5 minutes longer, or until a ball of dough forms. Stop machine and break up ball with a spoon. Continue to process for 5 minutes longer, breaking up dough ball as necessary (about every minute). Once mixture reaches a smooth, spreadable consistency (20 to 25 minutes total time
Soda that’s good for you? Yes, please! The key to making this gut-healthy drink is to start with a ginger bug. Similar in concept to a sourdough starter, a ginger bug is a fermented mixture of fresh ginger, evaporated cane juice and water, and it’s what gives homemade sodas a refreshing natural fizziness. The time it takes for the soda to fully ferment depends on the temperature in your home – if it’s warmer, 2 days should do it, but you might need up to 10 days if your home is on the cooler side.
A cold Asian noodle salad is a happy and healthy stir-fry alternative that can be made in advance and served straight out of the fridge. Our favorite is this spicy Thai noodle salad topped with sriracha-roasted peanuts.
Macadamia nuts are low in inflammatory omega-6 fats but high in healthy monounsaturated fats. They’re also an excellent source of bone-protective manganese and thiamin (vitamin B1), which helps the body's cells convert carbohydrates