Shopping for nut butter can be a daunting task, as grocery store shelves are now stocked with spreads made from peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and just about every type of nut out there. Each type of nut butter offers a healthy source of fat, though almond butter takes the cake for being the most nutritious. It contains more vitamin E, calcium, iron, and magnesium than peanut butter. It also has more of the heart-healthy fats, which has been shown to aid in weight loss. 

When choosing your nut butters, avoid ones with hydrogenated oils and excessive amounts of sugar. Jif, for example, contains fully hydrogenated oils (trans fats), which should be eliminated from your diet at all costs. Nutella is comparable to cake frosting because it has 21g of sugar per 2 tablespoons. Make the swap! Find the healthier, all-natural nut butters with no added ingredients. Our favorite brand is Justin's - try the almond, chocolate hazelnut, and honey peanut butters and use in...

  • Smoothies
  • Oatmeal
  • Baking
  • Sauces

Our favorite Slender Seven nut butter recipes:

Early Bird Cookies (any nut butter)

Early Bird Cookies, made with unsweetened applesauce, oats, granola, dried fruit and favorite nut butter

Early Bird Cookies, made with unsweetened applesauce, oats, granola, dried fruit and favorite nut butter

Nocciola Smoothie (chocolate hazelnut butter)

Vegetable Curry (almond butter)

Sweet & Salty Squares (vanilla almond butter)

Sweet & Salty Squares, made with almond butter and gluten free pretzels

Sweet & Salty Squares, made with almond butter and gluten free pretzels

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