Most of our grandmoms have never approved of the devilish rave around Nutella. But here we are - drooling over this loaded hazelnut butter and vigilantly including in our breakfast, our shakes and practically converting every dessert into a Nutella recipe.
Treats are the cherry on top in our daily grind, and nothing compares to trying out your favorite recipes and desserts with your loved ones. However, if a healthy spread is what you are in search of, Nutella may not be the best fit.
Nutella, as we all know, is hazelnut butter but you might just prefer we Nut-Tella you what its made of!
Spoiler #1 - Palm Oil - not the friendliest substance. Apart from being difficult to digest, it can cause toxicity in the heart, kidney, liver, lungs, and reproductive organs. So instead, food manufacturers tend to use modified Palm Oil, which is high in saturated fat and not any more nutritious.
Spoiler #2 - Two tablespoons of Nutella can contain a whopping 200 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 21 grams of sugar- about half as much as a can of Coke. You are better off running some hazelnut through your food processor and adding a little honey and pinch of salt.
But when your go-to spread is not much cop, there is always a swap! Here's a quick recipe for peanut butter: All you need to do is pop in some peanuts, olive oil, and jaggery to blend it into healthy protein-rich peanut butter. Pair up your protein spread with some freshly cut apples to dip and Voila! Your breakfast with peanut butter is ready!
We know what our breakfast is looking like tomorrow and we are pretty sure there's Nut a chance, its looking any different for you either!