(WellnessNova.com) - Everyone loves butter even though it’s not really healthy. But experts say that organic butter made from organic cow’s milk is actually healthier than regular butter. But did you know you can make your own organic butter that’s actually as healthy as a superfood?
Check out these organic butter recipes!
1. Walnut Organic Butter
You can make organic butter from organic walnuts. You’ll need a food processor, walnuts purchased from an organic farm or packaged walnuts certified to be organic, stevia, and your favorite spices.
1. Place as many cups of walnuts in a food processor as your desired number of servings of organic butter.
2. Pulse the walnuts until you get a flour-like texture. Then grind until you get a buttery texture.
3. You can add stevia or your favorite spices to give your homemade organic butter a sweet or salty edge.
4. Refrigerate the mixture to harden it into your very own stick of homemade organic butter!
2. Almond Organic Butter
You can actually buy almond organic butter, but you can also make your own. The process is the same as with walnut organic butter. Place the almonds in a food processor and let it turn it into butter within 20 minutes.
But almonds are a tad less nutritious than walnuts, so you may want to add yogurt and a couple of Brazil nuts into the food processor mix to add more omega-3 fatty acids, essential minerals, and probiotics into your organic butter.
3. Goat Organic Butter
Goat butter is made from goat’s milk. You can buy goat organic butter from your store (but if you have a goat handy, you can certainly milk her yourself and make butter from her goat milk). Like organic cow’s milk, goats can be fed organic feed and not given any hormones, antibiotics, and other artificial treatments such that their milk can be certified as organic.
Undyed goat organic butter is white. It’s also got a high saturated fat content, but it also has a better nutrient profile than regular butter. One cup of goat organic butter has about 152 milligrams less cholesterol than a cup of regular butter. It also has almost 50 percent more vitamin A. Unlike regular butter, goat organic butter doesn’t have casein, which can cause digestive issues for those with lactose intolerance.
As an added bonus, goat organic butter melts at lower temperatures, which makes for easier cooking!
Why Do Unsaturated Fats Make for a Superfood Organic Butter?
Walnuts and almonds are rich in unsaturated fats while having a lower composition of saturated fats. Unsaturated fats include brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. In studies, researchers found that patients fed unsaturated fats experienced lower risks of heart attacks than patients fed butter made from saturated fat.
Also, scientists believe that the trend of switching from consuming saturated fats everyday to eating polyunsaturated fats led to the significant decline in deaths resulting from heart disease in the U.S.. They found that eating polyunsaturated fats (which are most common in plants) lowers blood cholesterol levels.
In fact, Harvard Nutrition and Epidemiology Professor, Frank Hu, states that substituting only 5 percent of your daily saturated fat intake with unsaturated fat would lower your risk for heart disease by about 42 percent! Even better – he also says that switching 2 percent of your daily trans fats (the very bad kind of fat found in desserts and fast foods) with unsaturated fats would lessen your cardiovascular disease risk by about 53 percent.
It’s obvious that unsaturated fats actually boost your heart health (actually they boost your whole body’s health, especially your brain health). Since organic butter made from tree nuts, like walnuts, is composed mainly of unsaturated fats, it only boosts your holistic health – unlike regular butter, which is made up primarily of saturated fats.
Make your own organic butter from walnuts or almonds and your daily butter bread spread becomes a superfood!