Nuts, seeds and coconut are great keto-friendly foods. If you need a quick snack, try a spoonful or two of this delicious nut butter. It's filling, high in healthy omega 3s and because of Brazil nuts, it's also high in selenium. In fact, just one or two Brazil nuts will give you 100% RDA of selenium! Selenium is known for its anti-oxidant activity and great for those with low-thyroid function, including Hashimoto's, as it helps convert T4 hormone into active T3 hormone.
I mostly use nut / coconut butter for making fat bombs and if you skip the vanilla, it works great for thickening sauces. You can try toasting the macadamias and Brazil nuts in the oven before blending - toasting will enhance the flavour!
Nutritional values (per 2 tbsp, 32 g / 1.1 oz)
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Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3%), protein (5%), fat (92%)
Ingredients (makes ~ 1 ¼ cup / 320 g / 11.3 oz)
- Place the macadamias, Brazil nuts, ...
- ... vanilla and salt in a food processor (I use this Kenwood mixer with a food processor attachment that includes the "S blade"). If using whole vanilla bean, cut it widthwise and scrape the seeds out.
- Start processing until desired consistency is reached. Here is how it looks after a minute and 2 minutes ...
After about 3 minutes...
When the nut butter is done, it will be runny (macadamia nuts are very hight in fat). I store mine at room temperature for up to a week or in the fridge for up to a month.
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