Cashew Chai Nut Butter

Cashew Chai Butter

A great low carbohydrate and vegan snack to help you stay full between meals!

Cashew; traditionally the nut for a deep pocket. I woke up craving cashews and chai tea, so I figured I’d combine the two! So, off I went to pick up some raw cashews.

$9.99 later and I had my pound of soft, toasted, yellow crescents. I’ve eaten lobster’s that were cheaper! Fear not there are alternate options when buying in bulk**. Ideally, 3/4 pound is plenty for this recipe.

Pro Tip: Not a cashew lover?  Switch out cashew for literally any other nut. This would go great with sunflower seeds, peanuts, almond, or macadamia nut.

Chai is a robust combination of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, coriander, and ginger. Add a touch of sweetness with low glycemic agave for the perfect medley of sweet and spicy.  All of these spices have unique benefits including anti-diabetic and blood pressure lowering properties.

  • Cinnamon: Loaded with antioxidants and some studies have shown its benefits to improve insulin sensitivity (1)

  • Cardamom: Also has a great antioxidant profile and studies highlight its blood pressure lowering effects (2,3,4)

  • Cloves: Boosts one gram of fiber per teaspoon! And has an impressive antioxidant capacity (5)

  • Coriander: Studies are starting to show its Cardioprotective properties (6,7)

  • Ginger: Great for Nausea or morning sickness (8, 9)

These spices are great addition to your diet, but not recommended in high doses (supplement/pill form). Remember to always talk to you doctor before making any changes to your supplement and medicine regime. There may be interactions you are unaware of!  

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Cashew Nut Butter

Chai cashew butter served with sliced apples on the side.

Homemade Nut Butter with Added Chai Spices

Cashew Chai Butter

Yield: 32
Author: Laurel Ann Deininger, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M
The recipe takes robust Chai spices with creamy cashew butter to make the perfect snack!

ingredients:

instructions:

How to cook Cashew Chai Butter

What You Will Need
  1. Oven
  2. Medium size bowl
  3. Food Processor
  4. Baking Sheet
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 F
  2. Place single layer of cashews on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes to slightly roast nuts.
  3. Let nuts cool for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Make Chai spice: Mix clove, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, and salt in bowl. You will have extra chai spice! The extra chai spice can be used in your coffee, smoothies, or cookies!
  5. Place cooled nuts into food processor and turn on low setting for 15 minutes, stopping every 5 minutes or so to scrape sides if necessary. Note: the butter with start out grainy but will become smooth by the end of 15 minutes. Add an additional 5 minutes if you desire a creamier texture.
  6. Add 1 & 1/2 teaspoon of Chai spice (you will have extra!) and agave to butter. Mix in food processor for an additional minute.
  7. Enjoy! It goes great with apples, on toast, or just enjoy with a spoon :-)

Calories

94

Carbs (grams)

6

Net carbs

5.5

Protein (grams)

3
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Cashew butter with chai spices in serving container.

Sources:

  1. Medagama, A. B. The glycaemic outcomes of Cinnamon, a review of the experimental evidence and clinical trials. Nutrition Journal14,(2015).

  2. Verma, S. K., Jain, V. & Katewa, S. S. Blood pressure lowering, fibrinolysis enhancing and antioxidant activities of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum). Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics (2009).

  3. Rahman, M. M. et al.Cardamom powder supplementation prevents obesity, improves glucose intolerance, inflammation and oxidative stress in liver of high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats. Lipids in Health and Disease16,(2017).

  4. Fatemeh, Y. et al.The effect of cardamom supplementation on serum lipids, glycemic indices and blood pressure in overweight and obese pre-diabetic women: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders16,(2017).

  5. Shan, B., Cai, Y. Z., Sun, M. & Corke, H. Antioxidant Capacity of 26 Spice Extracts and Characterization of Their Phenolic Constituents. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry53,7749–7759 (2005).

  6. Dhyani, N., Parveen, A., Siddiqi, A., Hussain, M. E. & Fahim, M. Cardioprotective Efficacy of Coriandrum sativum (L.) Seed Extract in Heart Failure Rats Through Modulation of Endothelin Receptors and Antioxidant Potential. Journal of Dietary Supplements1–14 (2018). doi:10.1080/19390211.2018.1481483

  7. Zeb, F. et al. Supplementation of garlic and coriander seed powder: Impact on body mass index, lipid profile and blood pressure of hyperlipidemic patients. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences(2018).

  8. Viljoen, E., Visser, J., Koen, N. & Musekiwa, A. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting. Nutrition Journal13,(2014).

  9. Haniadka, R. et al.A review of the gastroprotective effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe). Food & Function(2013).

Author: Laurel Ann Deininger, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE