We're sure you've heard about nut butters! Everyone's talking about them, and after knowing all there is to know about these soft spreads, you'll do so, too!
Nut butters are not one thing but many, because, as you might already know, there are dozens of different nuts around. What you might not know is that nut butters are excellent additions to a low-carb or a keto diet. They are adequate protein sources and usually rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
Here's all you need to know about nut butters, including the health benefits associated with them, and the most popular types today.
This post is sponsored by SuperFat.
There are as many types of nut butter as there are nuts out there.
Peanut butter might be the most common nut butter on the market (and most of it is not very healthy as it's packed with sugar.) According to the National Peanut Board, "Peanut butter was first introduced at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 and became a source of delicious protein during the two world wars."
Although grinding peanuts might have been ordinary thousands of years ago, we credit the modern development of peanut butter to several people, including the one and only Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (yes, that Mr. Kellogg.)
Peanut butter has passed from being an all-time breakfast favorite (think Pb&J) to being a part of current health trends recently, as modern lifestyles like vegan and keto have explored alternative protein and fat sources which are low on carbs.
It was only a matter of time for conscious-minded producers to develop butter from other nuts other than peanuts, and now you can find butters made from anything from cashews, walnuts, and almonds to Brazil nuts and macadamia.
Nut butters are good for you.
Nut butters contain excellent amounts of plant-based proteins. One tablespoon of almond butter, for example, has 2.4 grams of protein, 9.5 grams of fats, and 100 calories.
Vitamins, especially vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals, is abundant in nuts too, and minerals such as iron are plentiful. Furthermore, the fiber found in nuts aids digestion.
Although incredibly healthy as a great source of energy, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals, nut butters need to be part of a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. Exercise and good habits go a long way.
The good news is that making nut butters part of our life is easy. They're delicious!
So, which is the best nut butter out there?
You don't have to choose because all nut butters are exceptional in their own way. They're all very healthy, not to mention how enjoyable they are (indulging in tasty stuff is good for your mood)! We suggest trying our homemade butters:
- Homemade peanut butter
- Homemade coconut butter
- Homemade macadamia nut butter
- Homemade almond butter
- Homemade cinnamon almond butter
- Homemade vanilla & macadamia butter
- Jaffa chocolate butter
Nut butter on the go!
The one problem with homemade nut butter is its storage when you want to carry it around, whether hiking, trail running, mountain biking, climbing ... you name it. It's almost impossible to eat homemade nut butter outside your home without putting it in an inconvenient plastic container or a small glass container and carrying a spoon.
Not very practical, right? Especially when you do outdoor sports and want to be as weight-free as possible.
Thus, we are very fortunate to have found out about SuperFat brand. They've sent us a whole bunch of nut butters to test and give our honest review.
Do you want a super quick review? Here it is: they are great.
SuperFat nut butter is the way to go on the go
At SuperFat, they know that nuts are a snack staple among people all over the planet, and understandably so. They are crunchy, creamy, and delicious. What's not to like? It doesn't matter if you're a fan of macadamia nuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, or any other, SuperFat has it all.
It can be hard to resist snacking nuts, no matter which type. If you want to take your keto diet to the next level, then you should learn all about how you can regularly chow down on nut butters that are nicely stored inside compact and hassle-free packages.
Facts that we love about Supper Fat nut butters
- Delicious and convenient. They are super easy to carry. The small individual packaging is extra convenient, as it is portable and portion-controlled. You can simply toss a packet in a backpack and forget about it.
- No stabilizers. That's a good thing that results in liquid separating from the solid mixture. That's a process that occurs in any natural nut butter, especially in warmer temperatures. Consequently, you will most probably find oil on top when opening the lid. To solve this problem, gently squeeze the package a few times to mix the oil into nut butter before opening the package.
- Ideal snack when in office. Perfect for a quick, healthy snack at work.
- Palm oil-free. Although keto focuses on consuming fat, we don't use palm oil. Read more about palm oil here.
- An absolutely amazing flavor. The taste is chocolatey, and the consistency has a little crunch—just the right balance between texture and fluidity.
- An ideal outdoor snack. As mentioned before, SuperFat nut butters are great for people who play sports or hike and want to keep something in their backpack for a quick and healthy meal.
- Vegan-friendly. Nut butters contain excellent amounts of plant-based proteins.
- No added sugar. The sweetness comes from erythritol or stevia. Read more about keto-friendly sweeteners here.
- Keto-friendly. We wouldn't even consider testing the product if it wasn't keto-friendly.
SuperFat nut butters come in different flavors
Cacao Coconut Nut Butter
Nothing can go wrong when combining coconut and cacao. Cacao, coconut, almond, and macadamia nut butter packed with plant-based fats for deliciously dark super fuel to support your low-carb living. Made out of coconut butter, almonds, erythritol, cacao powder, macadamia nuts, cinnamon, pink Himalayan salt, and steviol glycosides (Stevia).
Nutritional facts per 1 package (42 grams): 22g fats, 3g net carbs, 2g sugars (no added sugars), 5g protein, 6g fiber.
Macadamia Coconut Nut Butter
Macadamia nuts are the most keto-friendly nut, which is why you see them in so many of our recipes. What's more, macadamia nuts naturally come with a somewhat sweet flavor. This SuperFat nut butter is made out of only four ingredients: macadamia nuts, almonds, coconut butter, and pink Himalayan salt.
Nutritional highlights: 27g fats, 6g protein, 3g net carbs, 5g fiber, 2g sugars (no added sugars).
Cacao Mint Nut
We've already written about pairing chocolate and mint in our easy chocolate cake. It's such a perfect combination that lots of people enjoy. This SuperFat nut butter is made out of coconut butter, almonds, erythritol, cacao powder, macadamia nuts, peppermint extract, cinnamon, pink Himalayan salt, and steviol glycosides (Stevia).
Nutritional highlights: 20g fats, 5g protein, 4g net carbs, 6g fiber, 2g sugars (no added sugars).
Protein Nut Butter
Almond and macadamia nut butter packed with plant-based fats and protein for deliciously thick super fuel to support your muscle growth. Made out of almonds, macadamia nuts, sunflower protein powder, erythritol, cinnamon, pink Himalayan salt, and steviol glycosides (Stevia).
Nutritional highlights: 21g fats, 9g protein, 4g net carbs, 5g fiber, 2g sugars (no added sugars).
Coffee + MCT Nut Butter
In general, almost every "ketoer" goes through a bulletproof coffee period at least once. We even created a bulletproof coffee mug cake recipe back in 2016. Well, this SuperFat nut butter is true vegan butter coffee in a small pack. Almond and macadamia nut butter comes packed with plant-based fats, MCT, and coffee for bold and intense super fuel to support metabolism and brain function. Made out of almonds, macadamia nuts, MCT oil powder, freeze-dried coffee, erythritol, cinnamon, pink Himalayan salt, and steviol glycosides (Stevia).
Nutritional highlights: 20g fats, 8g protein, 5g net carbs, 5g fiber, 2g sugars (no added sugars).
Macadamia MCT + Probiotics Nut Butter
Macadamia nut butter packed with plant-based fats, MCT, and probiotics for deliciously creamy super fuel to support gut, metabolism, and brain function. Packed with 500 MILLION Live & Active Cultures per serving! Made out of macadamia nuts, MCT oil powder, cinnamon, pink Himalayan salt, and Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 6086 (Probiotic).
Nutritional highlights: 31g fats, 3g protein, 3g net carbs, 4g fiber, 2g sugars (no added sugars).
SuperFat nut butters come in different flavors with three things in common: they are all delicious, healthy and keto-friendly
How to find the best flavor that will suit your lifestyle?
- Are you into classic flavors? Grab Macadamia coconut butter.
- Do you want to support your gut? Macadamia MCT + Probiotics nut butter is for you.
- Do you need some extra protein? Choose Protein nut butter.
- Do you love refreshing mint in your chocolate? Cacao Mint nut butter is to go for.
- Are you looking for some extra energy boost? Coffee+MCT nut butter should do the trick.
If we were you, we would order the Nut Butter Variety box and try them all.
These butters are accessible in packages that include portions that are ideal for individuals on low-carb or keto diet who are looking to recharge their bodies rapidly and easily. Hence, if you ever feel sluggish, out of sorts, and as if you need a quick "pick-me-up," then there aren't many snacks out there that can even compete with nut butter in the right package.
Share your new nut butter knowledge and, most importantly, share your newfound passion for the tasty and healthy all-natural delights. Spread the butter on low-carb bread, bake with it or eat it by the spoonful. Whatever you do, make sure to add SuperFat nut butters to your shopping list.