Friday, February 14, 2014

Healthy Nutella

Sugar & Dairy Free Nutella!

I know, you may be thinking it's too good to be true. I absolutely loved nutella, and then I found out all the negative effects of sugar. I had to create a healthy alternative, so into the Soul Garden Space Kitchen Lab I went, and magic!

The best part is this recipe is full of hazelnuts which are rich in dietary fiber and folate. They also contain the essential fatty acid linoleic acid which helps lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or  good cholesterol. They are also a rich source of vitamin E, vitamin B-6, and minerals like magnesium, zinc, potassium, and iron.

You're gonna love this! We couldn't put our spoons down.
 <3 Jenn

Healthy Nutella

  • 2 cups Raw Hazelnuts 
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup Xylitol or Maple Syrup
  • For extra sweetness I use 4-6 drop of Liquid Stevia (Hazelnut Flavor optional) 
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Hazelnut Milk (or Almond, Hemp etc.)
Roast hazelnuts at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or so until the peel on the nuts loosens. Then you can grab a cloth and rub the hazelnuts in a bowl until you get as many of the peels off as possible. Blend until it becomes a creamy nut butter. Here's where a Vita-mix or a food processor comes in handy.  Then add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy!