The Truth about Weight Loss and Nut & Seed Butters

The Truth about Nut Butters for Weight Loss!

People on a weight loss program should include nut and seed butters in their diet as it is low in carbs and high in oleic acid. Oleic acid help to control excess insulin, which is important for weight loss. Nut and seed butters only cause a minimal rise in blood sugar levels and is thus good for people with type 2 diabetes.

Making your own nut and seed butter combinations which are high in protein and good fat and low on carbs, means they are perfect to be included in the very famous ketogenic diet as well as Barbara’s Eat to Be Fit anti-inflammation diet principles.

Nut and seed butters can work best when taken before exercise as it helps in giving a boost to your energy levels, keeps you fuller for longer and helps to build muscle and boost the metabolism due to it’s high protein content.

Here’s some great Pre & Post Exercise Nut & Seed Butter Energy Balls:

First make your own peanut butter using NutraMilk machine:

1 cup almonds

¾ cup walnuts

½ cup mixed seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flax)

¼ cup macadamia nuts

5 apricot kernels

Twist of Himalayan crystal salt

Add to Nutramilk machine and press make butter – voila.

To make the Energy Balls

Transfer the nut and seed butter to a bowl and add:

2 tbsp raw pot honey (RAWyal Honey)(add more if not sticking together)

1 cup rolled oats

¼ cup dedicated coconut

1 tbsp Cacoa Liquid Love blend (optional)

6 dried apricots (to use for centres)

10 dried cherries (to use for centres)

Mix the honey, oats, desiccated coconut and Nutramilk nut and seed butter together.

Split the mixture into 3 equal parts, so you can make 3 different energy balls.

Energy Ball 1

Take a small handful of the mixture and press into a flat disk/circle. Place a dried apricot in the middle then mould the mixture around the apricot, covering it completely in a ball shape.

Energy Ball 2

Take a small handful of the mixture and press into a flat disk/circle. Place 1 or 2 dried cherries in the middle then mould the mixture around the cherries, covering it completely in a ball shape.

Energy Ball 3

Mix 1 tbsp of Cacoa Liquid Love Blend to the mixture for a chocolate boost filled energy ball.

The ingredients in Cacoa Liquid Love Blend are:

*Peruvian cacao powder, mucuna, reishi, *ashwagandha, *gelatinised maca, *lucuma, chai spices (nutmeg, *cinnamon, *ginger, clove and cardamon) *Certified Organic At Source

Why I make my own nut and seed butters!

I like to be in control of my food chain and keep it clean as possible, so making my own nut and seed butters brings my creativity into play and also adds extra nutrients by adding different nut and seed combinations depending on the taste I desire and nutritional content I desire.

While most varieties of nut and seed butters bought in supermarkets contain only ground-up nuts, there are many on the market that might contain added sugar, salt and even hydrogenated oil and palm oil.

I have too many clients using inferior nut and seed butters ad getting poor results with their weight loss.

I have found a fantastic machine that called NutraMilk that is cost effective for making your own plant based milks, nut and seed butters, dips and smoothies. Truly awesome!

For more information about NutraMilk, please visit their website http://nutramilk.co.uk/?aff=18

Barbara Cox