(AD) This recipe for choc nut butter is full of healthy ingredients. No preservatives, just whole foods. It takes a couple of minutes to whip up. You’ll need a Vitamix mixer that’s powerful enough to make nut butters. Also a must-have is a blade scraper to get the butter out from underneath the machine’s blades with ease.

For this recipe you will need a Vitamix, tamper and blade scraper like in the picture.
You can change up the nut base if you like, but I prefer hazelnuts and cashews for this choc-inspired recipe.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons of coconut oil 

2 Tablespoons maple syrup

1 cup raw hazelnuts (unsalted)

1 cup roasted cashews (unsalted)

¼ cup cacao powder

¼ teaspoon vanilla paste

Grind of sea salt

Directions:

Melt the coconut oil and place it in your Vitamix blender. Next add the maple syrup, nuts, cacao powder, paste and sea salt.

Secure the lid.

Start the blender slow and then quickly increase it to a high speed for around 45 seconds to a minute. Use a tamper to press the ingredients towards the blades.

It sounds noisy making nut butter at first as it makes a high-pitched sound. But don’t worry, the blades are made for this job! You’ll soon hear a labouring sound, and you’ll find the butter done to perfection.

Remove the lid and use a scraper to scrape out all the nut butter from under the blades and place it into an air-tight glass jar in the refrigerator. It lasts about a week – if your kids don’t eat it within days (like mine do).

The Vitamix is built to make nut butters. You can use peanuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, and even add in other ingredients to add more nutrients, or to change the flavours ie sunflower seeds or flax seeds can be a great addition!

This post was sponsored kindly by Vitamix. You can buy one of these high-quality blenders through The Market. Click HERE

Post by Rachel Grunwell: Wellness coach, recipe creator, and author of the book Balance. Rachel is a mum of three boys who is a serious foodie. She’s created recipes for honey companies, Lewis Road Creamery and even a New World store. She creates the recipes every issue too in Good magazine, always sharing health-full recipes that are yum, but also good for you!