5 MINUTES RECIPE
RAW CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BUTTER
- 1 cup hazelnuts
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp plant milk
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- pinch salt
How to make
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Like many other nuts, hazelnuts appear to have beneficial effects on heart disease risk factors.
One study found that a hazelnut-rich diet reduced total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. It also lowered markers of inflammation and improved blood vessel function.
Other studies have shown that hazelnut diets can improve cholesterol levels and increase the amount of vitamin E in the blood.