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Instead let's make our own homemade Not Nutella Spread. Like all the recipes on THE SAVVY SHOPPER, it is easy-peasy with better ingredients:
Cacao Hazelnut Butter
1 cup hazelnuts (combine with almonds, if you wish)
3 tablespoons cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon real vanilla
1 tablespoon of honey
Optional: Drops of skim milk (as a last step if the nut oils aren't enough for a creamy consistency.)
1) Roast the nuts on a baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
2) Toss into a food processor and give it a whirl. Add the rest of your ingredients, and pulse again.
3) At the end of the mixing process, you can add drops of skim milk to get a creamy consistency if it is needed. (Nutella uses palm oil and skim milk.)
Pour into a Mason jar and store in your pantry.
Why eat the supermarket shelf, unhealthy stuff when homemade is this simple? Speaking of baddd ... after staying faithful to the recipe at least once (for a guaranteed success!), you may decide to stray from the recipe by substituting different nuts or toasted high protein hemp seeds. Toss in a few dates (or figs) for sweetness. If you alter the recipe, like adding dates, do so one date at a time, so you arrive at a desirable and spreadable consistency and taste.
When it comes to diet, let's be bad in a good way!
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