Cashew Butter

by Dr. Daamini Shrivastav

July 17, 2015

We’re all aware that nut butters are particularly calorific and that store-bought nut butters are filled with sugar and cream and numerous preservatives just adding to the calorie count. But take away all that and you’re actually left with an incredibly healthy and tasty luscious spread.

And that brought me to thinking, why not just make my own butter. The principle is just to process the nuts into their own creamy butter. Et voila – I succeeded in making my very own cashew-nut butter !

Quick Look
Servings - 1 tbsp
90 - Calories
Time : 15 min

The process : Just soak 1/2 cup of cashew nuts in water for a few hours so that they’re swollen and moist. Drain and pop them into a food processor with a pinch of salt and some palm oil 1/2 tsp palm oil and BLITZ ! Hey presto! Creamy creamy cashew goodness completely healthy and guilt free. Be a little patient though – the blitzing bit takes 15-20 minutes. ** Get creative by adding flavours like cinnamon or maple syrup or vanilla essence (though I prefer them plain)   To eat …  Just because this is a healthier option for a nut butter doesn’t mean you go nuts ! Spread thinly over slices of apple or over 3-grain-rye bread.

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Dr. Daamini Shrivastav

Juggling many roles from physician to writer to pilates instructor to Marketing-PR executive, Dr. Daamini is constantly pushed and inspired to get creative on how to encompass a Retreat into her daily life.
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