Who does not like Nutella? I have not met one person yet. Children especially love this spread for their snacks, breakfasts and treats. My former husband and his family are from Germany and Nutella is even more popular over there. Nutella was part of their daily ritual.
Oh my, well you can imagine, I was inspired when I looked into the ingredients of Nutella only to see that it is made with homogenized fat! Nutella is completely artificial.
With that being said, I was on a mission to recreate Nutella and it has received the approval of everyone who has tested it young and old alike.
A very easy recipe indeed and one that gives joy and health. What more could you really ask for?
Raw Superfood “Nutella”
1/4 cup Raw Organic Cacao Powder
1/2 cup agave
pinch Celtic sea salt
1/4 cup raw oil to emulsify (hemp seed or hazelnut)
Blend all ingredients by hand or in a blender. Makes one cup. Stores for 2 weeks.
Hazelnut oil pressed from non roasted nuts is one of natures most beneficial oils both internally and externally. It has been used for centuries in culinary arts and for skin care, nourishing both skin and body from the inside out. Hazelnut oil has high levels of health giving mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids including a rare combination of Omega 3, 6 & 9 and high values of vitamin E. Hazelnuts are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic as well as essential fatty acid linoleic acid that help lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good cholesterol.
Hazelnuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals. Altogether, they help protect from diseases and cancers.
Unique to hazelnuts they are exceptionally rich in folate, 100 g fresh nuts contain 113 mg of folate. Folate is an important vitamin that helps prevent megaloblastic anemia and most importantly, neural tube defects in newborn babies.
Hazel nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 15 g per 100 g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.
The nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), and folates.
They are rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
Raw chocolate is additionally one of my most favorite superfoods of all time. It is the worlds richest source of antioxidants in food form. It is the premier longevity superfood.
Each ingredient in this recipe is health giving and powerful. Let me know how you enjoy it. I love hearing from you.