Blueberry Coconut Butter:
Blueberry coconut butter is much tastier and a healthier alternative to peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter is loaded with inflammatory omega -6 fats. Peanuts no matter how they are grown are not healthy. Most store bought jellies are loaded with sugars and artificial flavorings. Typical replacements for peanut butter include almond butter & cashew butter.
However, these nuts contain phytic acids and enzyme inhibitors that need to be removed before they are highly bioavailable. The best way would be to soak and sprout these nuts before making them into a butter. Some individuals metabolize nuts very well while others struggle with them. Either way, they are one of the more challenging things to digest in a healthy whole-foods based diet.
Loaded with SuperFood Nutrition!
This recipe is nut-less and loaded with superfood nutrition that is very easy on the digestive system. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanin anti-oxidants and coconut butter contains tons of healthy fats. This butter is sweet and smooth and works perfect for a tasty and satisfying treat. Kids love this as a healthy snack but can used for school lunches as well.
You can put it on gluten-free bread or Mary’s Gone Crackers. For a complete grainless or paleo snack you can put it on flax crackers or celery sticks. Be careful…the blueberry coconut butter is so good your family may get addicted to it!
BlueBerry Coconut Butter
Yield 3 cups
- 4 -8 oz of organic blueberries
- 4-7 oz of organic coconut flakes
- 4-6 tablespoons of coconut butter
- 1/4 cup of thin coconut milk
Optional: Top with raw cacao nibs
Step #1: Assemble all the ingredients
Step #2: Heat the coconut butter on low to soften it.
Step #3: Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend up. It should come out pretty thick. If not, add more coconut butter or put less liquid in it.
Step #4: Store in the refrigerator
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15 g
Total Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dr Jockers Comments
You can use other berries such as raspberries, strawberries, acai berries and blackberries. Be sure to get organic berries as berries are typically highly sprayed with pesticides if they are not organic. They can also be frozen berries. That is how I typically get them.
You can also add raw cacao nibs for extra anti-oxidants, healthy fats and clean proteins. You can also add bone broth protein– either chocolate, vanilla or banana creme for extra protein, anti-oxidants and sweetness.
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