Peanut butter has been a fan-favorite spread for…well, forever, but if you’re ready to switch it up, you’d be pleased to know that there are plenty of alternatives that nutritionists, dietitians, and foodies absolutely love.
Here are four nut butters you might like just as much as – or dare we say – even more than peanut butter.
Packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, and fiber, almond butter has quickly become a popular choice for nut butter lovers. Experts even claim that almond butter can help reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. Spread it on a bagel, add a scoop to your post-workout smoothie, or enjoy it with crackers or rice cakes to keep you satisfied until your next meal.
Cashew butter has a strong flavor profile and you can buy it salted or raw. Plus, cashew butter has less sugar and fat than peanut butter does and fewer calories per serving than most nut butters. With a high protein to carb ratio, it’s an especially smart choice for people following a low carb diet.
Walnut butter is less common than some of the other nut butters, but it’s a delicious treat that’s especially tasty on brownies, tarts, and bread. It’s also a top source for omega-3 fatty acids, which is always a plus. Can’t find it in a store near you? Consider making your own by throwing walnuts, walnut oil, and honey into a food processor. A fresh batch should last up to two weeks in the fridge.
Brazil nut butter
Brazil nuts are chock-full of unsaturated fats and fiber, and it has more selenium, a powerful antioxidant that helps the immune system, than any other food. Use this rich, buttery nut spread as an ice cream topper, smoothie sweetener, on oatmeal and sandwiches, or even as a snack on its own – the options are endless!
Now that you’ve got the 411 on nut butters, here’s everything you need to know about all the dairy-free milk alternatives.
xx, The FabFitFun Team