For a simple nut butter (RAW),
Take 1-2 cups of RAW tree nuts of choice without any additional ingredients and grind them in your food processor to a butter. Samples are almonds, cashews, hazelnut and others.
Some nuts, such as almonds have a very hard skin, which may influence the taste. You may blanch almonds to remove the skin, which also contains enzyme inhibitors to protect the seed, however the skin also has beneficial fiber and nutrients. If using the almond with the skin, it is recommended to soak them overnight, or to sprout them, to activate enzymes for better digestion. Buy almonds truly raw, all domestic almonds in the U.S. are pasteurized and therefore not RAW, they will not be able to sprout.
For a faster, seasoned spread try:
Hemp Seed butter (RAW)
abt. 6 Servings
1 cup hemp hearts
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground flax seeds
1/2 tsp cold pressed virgin olive oil
1-2 Tbs sweetener yacon, raw agave or coconut nectar (RAW)
or dark organic maple syrup (not RAW)
Alternatively you may also use 2 chopped dates as a sweetener
Place dry ingredients: hemp hearts and ground flax seeds in a food processor with sea salt. While seeds are ground, add chopped dates, or drizzle syrup and oil into the blend. Process to an even spread, scrape down sides of the container if necessary.
Hemp and flax seeds have healthy Omega3 oils that may break down faster. They need to be stored in the refrigerator or up to a week in an airtight container. ©2014Sabineart.com