The PB&J sandwiches from your childhood have some stiff competition these days. From seed-based dressings to artisanal spreads, nut butters have gotten a major upgrade in the last few years – making them a trend that just might stick.
While all nuts, seeds, and legumes (peanuts) are chock-full of healthy fats and fiber, each one has a different nutritional profile, which is why it’s a good idea to incorporate a variety into your diet. For example, peanuts are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, while chia seeds are composed of omega-3 fats. Nut butters have also become a staple in many of today’s popular diets because they’re protein-rich, low-carb foods.
With a variety of spreads lining the shelves of grocery stores nation-wide, eating heart-healthy fats has never been easier (or more delicious). Here’s a list of our favorite nut butters.
Whether nut butters are your go-to topping for toast, your favorite fruit spread, or you eat them straight from the jar, they’re a great way to get your daily dose of protein, fats, and fiber. At The Juice Hive, we’re a little nuts for nut butters, which is why we’ve incorporated them into some of our most popular drinks and dishes. Stop in to try a creamy Monkey Bee or Chocolate Blues smoothie, or enjoy a bowl of our Chai Cheer Oatmeal. We can’t wait to see you there!