Nuts for Life recently attended and exhibited at the Australasian Lifestyle Medicine Conference, held in Brisbane. The two main topics hot on everyone’s lips were the energy density of nuts, and whether nuts should be activated.
Energy Density of Nuts
It’s true that nuts are considered an energy dense food, but is this a bad thing?
Do nuts need to be activated?
There is actually very limited evidence on benefits (if any) of activating nuts
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RECIPE: MYO Nut Butters
All that’s required is around 2-3 cups of your favourite nut, a decent food processor or high-powered blender, and the optional extra flavours of vanilla bean, coffee beans, honey, cinnamon, cocao nibs etc.
You’ll also need a bit of patience, as it may take around 15 minutes for the nuts to start releasing their oils to form the paste. If you like, you could add a small amount of oil.
Most nut butters work best when the skins are removed. However, almond butters taste great when the almond skins are left on.
Add the optional flavours at the end of processing.