Have you noticed that many of the nut or seed butter brands include added salt, sugar, and/or oil?
And, since I want to have control of what I put into my body, I decided to ask my friend Christine to share her own Super Seed Butter recipe (dog approved!).
Here are some of the benefits of each one of the seeds (*):
Sunflower seeds: promotes heart and skin health, stimulating hair growth, aiding in weight loss, lowering cholesterol, fighting cancers, and balancing hormonal levels, improves brain-health, prevents cellular damage, increases energy levels, improves moods, among others.
Pumpkin seeds: promotes heart health, induce sleep, has anti-cancer properties, improves prostate health, helps control diabetes, reduces inflammation, helps reduce toxins in the body, a great source of protein, reduces blood pressure, reduces symptoms of osteoporosis, among others.
Chia: considered as a heart-healthy food as they are one of the rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids in the vegetarian world, high in antioxidants, boosts digestive health, helps manage blood sugar in diabetes, high in calcium which helps prevent osteoporosis, provides energy for athletes, helps reduce inflammation in the joints and arteries (arthritis), among many more.
Flaxseeds: high in fiber, lowers your risk of cardiovascular diseases, helps to manage diabetes, reduces cholesterol, rich in vitamins E & B, a good source of protein, rich in omega3, helps fight inflammation, can help with weight loss, its gluten-free helps with digestion, boosts immunity, reduces ovarian disfunction.
Please note: you may experience side effects such as bloating, gas, stomach discomfort, and loose stool, due to the fiber found in each of the seeds. Consume in moderation.
Now, let's go ahead and make it, shall we?
3 cups unsalted raw or roasted sunflower seeds
1-2 tbsp unsalted raw pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1/4 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
Add the sunflower seeds to a food processor or high-speed blender, and blend until butter forms, or for about 3-5 minutes. Scrape down the sides as needed. Please, don't add any oil or water.
Then, add the pumpkin seeds, chia, flaxseed, and salt. Mix/pulse until combine.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt.
Transfer the mix into a previously cleaned jar.
Store at room temperature (away from the sun) for 1-2 weeks, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
This spread is perfect for toast, baked goods, fruit, smoothies, morning oats, and more!
Enjoy my friends!
P.S: If sticking to new habits - like eating healthier or planning weekly meals - tends to get lost in translation, you’re not alone dear one. Getting consistent is a big deal for your wellbeing. That’s why I created the Bring your Healthy Back Program, to guide you & support you each step of the way.
(*) Source: https://www.organicfacts.net/
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