And did I mention they're delicious?
With the recent theme of healthy breakfasts, here's a review of some new (to me) nut butters that will make a fantastic addition to breakfast!
Living Tree Community Foods makes organic, whole foods (like the walnut butter and almond butter in this post) that are as close to their natural form as possible.
They're made with lots of consideration for the health of the consumer and the health of the community and the environment, using sustainable and morally conscious business practices.
The nut butters are made with minimal ingredients, so you're really just getting crushed nuts. The almond butter is just organic almonds:
The walnut butter is just organic walnuts and a touch of Himalayan pink crystal salt:
Considering how delicious this walnut butter is, it's awesome that it's also a great way to get omega-3 fatty acids, as well as protein, phosphorous, and vitamins B and D!
Some people try to avoid fats, but it's the bad ones (trans fats and hydrogenated oils) that should be minimized. Healthy fats like these are essential for proper organ function - including that of your brain and your skin!
The almond butter is a very high quality almond butter, with a true almond taste and none of that bitterness that some almond butters can have. It's really delicious and I'd definitely recommend it/buy it again! But the walnut butter?
The flavor is so spot on! I know we all love Artisana, but this walnut butter has theirs beat by A LOT. The flavor is so much more satisfying (so a little goes a long way in terms of flavor, if you're watching your overall intake), probably because it's a pure raw walnut butter and not a walnut butter-cashew butter blend, like Artisana's. And I preferred the thicker texture of this, too!
It's awesome on bread, yogurt-granola messes, muffins, ice cream, or straight out of the jar ;)
What's your favorite type of nut butter?
Do you prefer east coast or west coast culture? I've always been an east coast girl, but California seems to have the best food!
What's your favorite food to pair nut butter with?