Can’t decide between peanut butter and almond butter? Not sure how to incorporate Brazil nuts or flax seeds into your diet? NuttZo, a certified organic nutbutter company launched in 2009, might be the solution to your problems.
The original NuttZo product is a blend of seven nuts and seeds: peanuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. As you might imagine, this combo packs a punch of protein – there’s seven grams in two tablespoons. You also get half your daily value of ALA Omega 3 per serving.
NuttZo – like all nutbutters – is tasty on just about anything: toast, fruit, and – of course – straight off the spoon. Be warned, however, that it is a little grittier than most nutbutters, mostly thanks to the whole flaxseeds, which stick to your teeth (it’s a good idea to have a toothpick or floss nearby, just in case). Also, because NuttZo is all-natural, it’s rather oily. Store the jar lid-down so that the oil migrates to the top of the jar and you can enjoy less greasy spoonfuls.
If you’re not into NuttZo’s oily texture, consider incorporating it into baked goods. GoNuttZo.com has a great recipe page that features instructions for banana flax muffins, protein balls, power oatmeal, and more – all of which will fuel you through work days and workouts alike (check out the list of NuttZo athletes here).
NuttZo products (original, chocolate and peanut-free) come in 16-ounce containers that retail for $13 each. Yes, definitely on the expensive side, but know that a portion of sales support Project Left Behind, which was started by NuttZo founder Danielle LiVolsi after adopting two boys from Ukraine; read more here, and enjoy!
Written by Whitney Dreier