Nuttzo Review + an Omega-3 Rich peanut sauce! (Paleo-friendly, keto, vegan, and gluten free)

As you can probably imagine, I am the world’s top nut butter lover. There is almost no time where I would ever find myself repelled against it. Even though I currently do not have a jar of nut butter in stock, I have the most gigantic canister of peanuts that I snack on regularly. Basically the exact same deal.

That being said, it is insanely challenging to pinpoint a number one spot on my favorite nut/seed/legume butters or spreads of all time. I tend to rotate between preferences–for a while peanut butter will be my jam (see what I did there? *winky winky*), then I will be nuts about raw crunchy almond butter (OH SNAP GIRL), and afterwards I’ll plant the seed to my love for sunbutter (okay Cass…you need to STOP). However, there are a few staples I personally enjoy because they are the highest quality for the lowest prices, including Trader Joe’s raw almond butter and crunchy peanut butter. Justin’s is an amazing brand, but it bothers me that they use palm oil in their products (sigh…maple almond butter though, I love it).

Anyhow, I came across another brand called Nuttzo that I heard of but never really sought out for actively a year ago. The first time I tasted their products was at a friend’s house and she allowed another friend and I to taste-test this Power Fuel mixed nut and seed butter. My mind was BLOWN and I fell in love! It wasn’t until recently when I re-discovered this nut butter at Costco, got my mom to purchase a huge jar for me, and dug into it almost every single day for a few weeks (but I am baffled as to how it lasted that long!).

My personal favorite nut butter of theirs is definitely this organic Power Fuel Paleo 7 Nut & Seed butter! I have tried the Peanut Pro nut butter before (smooth version, unfortunately–I am a thousand percent Team Crunchy Nut Butter), which is a very close second. However, there is something about biting into the whole flax seeds, chia seeds, and truly tasting the crunchy nut pieces that is just way too appealing and fun to me, thus this Power Fuel nut butter takes the cake for me.

PROS

With a wide variety of products that have incredibly healthy ingredients, Nuttzo truly has a strong integrity towards nutrition. I love that they showcase the powerful benefits of nuts and seeds such as brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, almonds, cashews, and more! Many of their products are vegan and/or Paleo and all of them are certified gluten free, certified B corporation, non-GMO verified, and USDA organic. Not to mention–they are a women’s business enterprise. All I can say is: SOLD.

CONS

Nuttzo’s nut butters are quite expensive at most grocery retail stores such as Whole Foods, Lassen’s, Erewhon, and more. The cheapest jars are $7.50 and the most expensive are $16.99 (maybe even more at some higher end health foods stores!). The majority of their nut butter jars are $12.99-$13.99. The Nuttzo Power Fuel jar I got to try was their 26-oz jar sold at Costco for around $15 or so. Additionally, I would like to see them branch out into more flavored nut butters aside from their chocolate Power Fuel spread and try other varieties such as cinnamon spice, maple, vanilla bean, even a seasonal flavor.

OVERALL

Despite their nut butters being quite the splurge, there is no denying that these nut butters are worth every penny. You can truly taste and see the quality they add into their products. I would love to try more of their nut butters such as the keto butter and chocolate fuel nut butter! There are many products you are guaranteed to adore.

Below is a phenomenal peanut sauce recipe my mother and I have made for the sauce! Even though it is peanut-based, there is also a mix of various nuts and seeds that are high in various vitamins, minerals, and Omega-3 fatty acids! It is creamy, rich, savory, salty, and it sings to anything you incorporate with it.

For my dish, I paired the sauce with some savory Korean barbecue marinated “mushroom nuggets”. Tasted just like Korean barbecue with a nutty flair!

RECIPE

  • 1/2 cup Eat Nuttzo nut butter of choice; you are more than welcome to use their smooth Peanut Pro
  • 1/3-1/2 cup water
  • 2 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • Juice of half a freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 shallot, minced

PROCEDURE

  1. Finely mince the garlic and shallot. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, integrate all the ingredients except for garlic and shallot. Whisk until the consistency is very smooth, creamy, and even. If too thick for your liking, add more water or more soy sauce depending on your taste preferences.
  3. Evenly stir in the garlic and shallot.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to a week.

Site: https://nuttzo.myshopify.com/


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