Nut butters are a healthy vegan alternative to dairy butter and other similar products.
Remember when it seemed like peanut butter was the only nut butter option in the shops? Well, those days are definitely gone! You can now find many different types of nut butter options, so let’s have a look at these protein-packed staples, perfect to be added to our diet as snacks and as ingredients: you can literally go nuts for these delicious, low in sugar and high in protein spreads!
Nut butters are one of those surprising foods that taste delicious and can be incorporated into our diet as part of a healthier lifestyle. Discount Supplements have compared 3 different types of nut butters.
From almonds to peanuts to cashews, the small-but-mighty nuts have an impressive list of health benefits. Full of unsaturated fats, satiating fibre and energising protein, nuts can even help with weight loss and also lower levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
Almond butter is the best nut butter option if you are looking at fat content. It has the lowest saturated fat content comparing to all other nut butter available on the market: only 1.2% of saturated fat per a 30g serving portion.
Almond butter also has the highest fibre concentration for the same serving amount when compared to other types of nut butter, and it is very high protein. You can enjoy almond butter in smoothies, healthy baking recipes and on salad dressings.
Click here for a super tasty vegan Banoffee recipe from the Happy Pear using almond butter. You can order your almond butter online here.
Peanut butter has the highest level of protein per serving when compared to other types of nut butter. It is one of the most popular types of nut butter. It’s also probably the most affordable option available, putting it at the top of our list as something to keep in the pantry.
Because peanut butter has been around for a long time, it also gives it the advantage of being the most studied. Research has shown that eating peanut butter regularly can help to decrease your risk of heart disease and diabetes. It also has ample amounts of iron and folate to help prevent anaemia and for a healthy pregnancy, potassium for your muscles, magnesium for your bones and to help you sleep, antioxidant vitamin E for your skin and to fight cancer, and vitamin B6 and zinc for your immune system.
Peanut butter tastes great on toast or rice cake, as a main ingredient for a simple and tasty peanut cookie recipe, in smoothies and even curries. Here are another two great recipes from the happy guys in Greystones you can enjoy with peanut butter: Raw Vegan Brownie and Coconut Caramel Half Moons. You can order your peanut butter online here. For an even better value option, you can order a 1kg option available here.
Cashew butter is sweeter than many other nut butter without added sugar because it’s a naturally sweet-tasting nut. On the other hand, it has one of the lowest levels of protein concentration per serving when compared to other nut butter, so maybe think of cashew butter as a special and sweet treat to add to your nut butter line up. Have a look at this super healthy and sweet recipe for Cashew and Raspberries Chocolate Cups. You can order your cashew nut online here.
Looking for more options? No problem. Click here and explore Discount Supplement’s full range of nut butters available online.