Spiced Seed / Nut Butter

For this you can use any seed butter or nut butter you like best. Each one will bring its own unique flavor and nutritional profile.  Sunflower seed butter tends to be on the slightly bitter side, with sesame butter (tahini) even more bitter.  Cashew and Macadamia nuts are on the sweet side.  Almonds are pretty neutral. You can definitely blend butters to get a unique flavor.  I tend to stay away from peanut butter because it is often laden with mold and aflatoxin causing allergic response and inflammation.

To one cup of nut / seed butter add:

  • For an Asian flavor profile:
  • 2 Tbs ginger
  • 2 Tbs coconut aminos or tamari
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • For a Mediterranean flavor:
  • 1 Tbs Cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • pinch of salt (pink or grey)
  • a little water or lime juice to get things to mix