Good (time of day you read this),
A time ago I learned how to make nut butters. This was life changing empowerment for my mouth. I started with some almond butter with Sonia as my nutty butter guide. Then she showed me how to turn hazelnuts smooth as well. Finally it was time to spread my human arms and make a nut butter that the Internet barely knows. The Brazilian. If we love the wax we must as well take on the butter. You could even have it as an after wax cocktail treat.
Brazilian nuts are definitely a mind treat as they contain copper as well as manganese. Both of these, if added to your brain too much, can lead to issues. Deficiencies are actually rare unless you;re nutrient deprived. If you’re with me in America then I’m sorry to tell you but you might just be nutrient deprived. It’s okay though. You can get nutrients from food. Even the food below.
Manganese is linked to memory and deprivation in it can lead to severe memory loss. With it though, we can create memory machines. Copper is known as a brain food and stimulates the brain all over. Hello life connections.
To just bliss your mind even more they contain magnesium. Magnesium is vital to human functioning and most Americans are deficient in it. This can lead to anxiety as well as sleep issues. Due to the way magnesium binds to phosphates in soda you can be nulling the magnesium you do consume by drinking soda and flushing it out of your system. Read more on it here if your mind desires.
Now this is probably a nut your mouth doesn’t know. Because of that it is scared and might make you think it bitter or odd. So first of all take one of those raw nuts and just pop it right in your mouth.
Then you’ll probably want to chew and consume.
Next you’ll want to put all your ingredients onto a fancy cutting board: A tablespoon of oil (coconut, walnut, pistachio or olive if you have no other choice), 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, 1 vanilla bean and 3 cups of Brazilian nuts.
Then you’ll want to go ahead and toast those nuts for about three minutes over medium high heat until you can smell their aroma release.
Then you’ll go ahead and process them. You could also shake off the skin like Sonia does with hazelnuts, but I didn’t feel like doing that.
This can be a bit time intensive, especially if you are using a hand processor. I finally splurged and got a Hamilton Beach one with scrapy sides. I only used the 1 power setting though to see how long it would take at a weaker setting.
Usually nut butters can take ages but this nut is just meant to be buttered. Six minutes and it’s delightfully creamy.
My mouth was still a bit confused at the taste and although it has delightful earthy textures I wanted to add some magnesium and iron so I added two teaspoons of cocoa powder. It brought out some deep earth tones so I highly recommend it. You could even do it at the beginning.
Then you make a cocktail out of it. Because nut butter cocktails are the only morning cocktails allowed. Until I return to Key West. While there I did learn not to have coffee and rum together at 10 AM though.
Then I suppose you could spoon it into a jar. This is how full it gets if you sacrifice about a teaspoon to the counter and a half of one to the floor.
3 Cups of Brazilian Nuts
1 Vanilla Bean Scraped Out (optional)
T Oil (coconut, pistachio, walnut, EVOO)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Cocoa Powder (optional)
Add all of the above to a food processor and process for six minutes. Pour into jar and enjoy life
These are actually incredibly low carb at 6 net carbs per cup =D
Fat: 560.8g Total Carb: 86.4 g Net Carbs: 28.8 Protein 115.2 g
Estimated Per 2 Tablespoons:
Net Carbs: 75g, Fat: 11g Protein: 2.375 g