I’ve been on some sort of weird fruit & nut butter kick lately – maybe it’s the summer season with all of the fresh, insanely delicious delicious or my inner 7 year old, but all I want is some sort of riff on the classic pb & j. I try to avoid peanut butter most times because after eliminating it for awhile, I found that yes, indeed peanuts DO make me look like I’m 8 months pregnant. I’ve also grown a little tired of almond butter – delicious as it may be – because I’ve been eating it for years. Luckily, I was able to try the NuttZo brand of nut butter – specifically the peanut-free one - and get a little variety in my nut butter life.
First, a few facts about the product:
“NuttZo is a 100% organic 7 nut and seed butter that is gluten and soy free and contains no added sugars, oils nor preservatives. Available in 3 flavors: Original, Chocolate, and Peanut Free, each blend contains a unique mix of 7 different nuts blended with Omega-3 rich seeds, is high in protein and loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. NuttZo was launched by Danielle LiVolsi in 2009 and deemed one of her favorite super nutrient rich creations she developed while super-boosting her two sons' vitamins and minerals after adopting them from Ukrainian orphanages in 2002 and 2005. NuttZo donates 1% of gross sales to the non-profit organization, Project Left Behind, that funds programs in orphanages around the world.”
I like that there is a blend of nuts and seeds – it adds a great flavor not to mention, you get the benefits of several different types of nuts. NuttZo even breaks it down for you here.
Also, the stuff is DELICIOUS. The Peanut-Free nut butter is great for both sweet and savory things – something which can be difficult to find with nut butters. The only downside? It’s pretty pricey – although not much more so than other specialty nut butters but, it’s something to take into consideration.
Now, back to the popsicles. They’re like a cold, creamy version of pb & j only without peanuts, refined sugar, or dairy. I’d be lying if I said that they lasted more than two days in my freezer. Looks like it’s time to make more!