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Cashew Peanut Butter made with the Vitamix

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Cashew Peanut Butter

Ingredients:

1 and ½ cups roasted salted peanuts
1 and ½ cups roasted salted cashews

Directions:

Pour nuts into the Vitamix Blender and secure lid.
Select Variable 1.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10 then to high.
In 1 minute you will hear a high pitched chugging sound.
Once the butter begins to flow freely through the blades, the motor sound will change from a high pitch to a low labouring sound.
Stop the machine.
Store in an airtight container, it can also be frozen for longer storage.

**If using dry roasted nuts, you may need to add good quality oil such as almond oil, begin with 3 tbsp (30ml) and add more if necessary.

Did you know?

Cashew nuts have a very low fat content which is very good for the heart, cholesterol levels and weight loss. The calcium and magnesium content will keep your bones and teeth strong and healthy.

Peanuts, even though they have the word “nut” in them, are actually not a nut as they grow underground. They along with peas, lentils and beans are legumes. They do however have a few health benefits and taste very good as a nut butter. They are know to be a good source of protein and other essential nutrients and vitamins. They are a good source of monounsaturated fats which help overall cardiovascular function. 

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