As a peanut butter lover, I was thrilled to be selected to try a new type of nut butter called NuttZo. NuttZo is a 100% organic blend of 7 nuts and seeds. I was provided with the original flavor but it also comes in chocolate (YUM) and peanut free version (all 3 flavors come in crunch or smooth). All NuttZo products come in a eco-friendly (and BPA free) glass jar.
The 7 nuts and seeds included in the delicious blend are peanuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnut, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. The other blends also may include seeds such as sunflower seeds and chia seeds. Ironically recently we have begun eating flax seeds regularly after I read about the benefits of Omega 3s (which typically are found in fish which I don’t eat) so I was thrilled to see that NuttZo includes flax seeds in its nut butter. Omega 3 is an essential fat and can help lower triglycerides and blood pressure. One spoonful of NuttZo provides 50% of your daily requirement for Omega 3s!
Every day I have a 1 ounce serving of either almonds or cashews, typically as my mid-morning snack. As a mostly-vegan/vegetarian I rely on fat and protein from nuts to help me get my daily required values. Therefore, the addition of a serving or two of NuttZo on a daily basis is definitely worthy. The best part is, NuttZo contains more than just three nuts I usually rotate into my diet so that I’m able to get even more benefits from these nutritionally-packed foods. For example, brazil nuts are the number one plant source of the mineral selenium, a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to protect against infection. Hazelnuts contain a significant amount of folate which has a healthy affect on the cardiovascular system.
For more information on the health benefits of these nuts and seeds, click here.
Not only is NuttZo full of amazingly nutritious nuts, it’s also 100% organic. It’s also delicious! The blend of nuts makes for a tasty, sweet flavor. My favorite ways to eat NuttZo are slathered on a banana or on a piece of toast (cinnamon raisin Ezekiel Bread!).
You can find NuttZo online at www.gonuttzo.com or at Whole Foods stores and other gourmet retailers. It’s a big pricier than your typical nut butter but it’s a big jar and it is seriously packed with nutrients!
Have you tried NuttZo? If you are a nut and/or seed butter eater, which is your favorite?
I was provided with this product complementary thanks to NuttZo to but all opinions are my own. I legitimately enjoyed the product and am happy to endorse it!
Abby @ Change of Pace
I’ve been hearing so many good things about NuttZo. I’ll have to see if they carry it in Canada.