If you’re still only choosing peanut butter as your go-to nut spread, you are seriously missing out — not only on some wildly delicious and palate pleasing flavors, but on a host of nutrients that can help you meet your health goals.
Below is a list of the BEST 9 Nut butters—Ever!
Ok, maybe it’s not the best EVER, but these are currently my favorite nut butters and some of their most redeeming qualities.
If I was forced to eat nothing but nut butter on a spoon forever this is how I would rank them: (p.s. this was really hard to do and you should just consider them all neck and neck!)
- Life of Riley Walnut Butter
Oh, yum. This nut butter transformed my list — walnuts boast a host of vitamins and minerals including a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
- Artisana Raw Coconut Butter
Oh, yum again! With it’s high lauric acid content making it a super defender against all sorts of microbial junk and it’s rich source of essential fatty acids, fiber, iron, and vitamin E, coconut butter is a smart choice for nut butter snacks.
- SunButter Sunflower Seed spread
This little seed packs quite the nutritional punch boasting fiber, magnesium, niacin, and vitamin E.
- Maranatha Macadamia Nut Butter
Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and copper are just a few of the nutrients found in this delicious, buttery macadamia nut butter.
- Artisana Cashew Butter
Creamy cashew butter is heaven on toast with fresh, ripe blackberries — plus you’ll benefit from it’s mix of nutrients including vitamin K, a vital fat-soluble vitamin that plays a role in blood clotting and reducing inflammation, maintains healthy bones and heart tissue, and contributes to a healthy micro biome.
- Wilderness Poets Pistachio Butter
Ok, confession: I haven’t actually eaten this brand BUT I have made my own and it was de-lightful! This brand looks equally inviting. Try it out for a rich source of fiber, B vitamins, copper, manganese, iron, and other vital minerals.
- Maranatha Roasted Almond Butter
Almonds really are a super nut! They have a fantastic amount of fiber and protein, but also contain phytosterols and other antioxidants to keep you young and vibrant.
- Adam’s 100% Natural Unsalted Peanut Butter
This nut butter is naturally salty due to its ample supply of minerals, including potassium and magnesium, but is most touted for it’s high Vitamin E content.
- Kolat Superfood Fusions, Espresso Hazelnut
This a fun new twist on nut butters and I use it as a treat every now and then. Hazelnuts are loaded with flavonoids that support brain health and circulation. Couple that with the antioxidant punch from the espresso bean and wow, you’ve got a power-packed snack in one spoonful!
So, go ahead, branch out from that boring, artificially sweetened, trans-fat-laden peanut butter you ate as a kid. Your body deserves delicious and nutritious foods.
Fortunately, there are many exciting, scrumptious, and nutrient-packed nut and seed butters just waiting to be creatively dipped, whipped, slathered, spread, and spooned for your snacking pleasure!