#Kids are the main targets when it comes to the commercially store bought nutella that mostly appeals to the young kids, along with most adults, Nutella, the evil in disguise, so to say.
Let’s revisit some key points on the commercial ‘nutella’ out there, firstly with the name Nut”ella” we naturally assume it is healthy as it is made from nuts. Hazlenuts…however based on actual science research, this is the opposite - instead the “Nutella is actually a sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread made by a very known chocolate brand...., we all mostly know of, as this Italian company is said to be one of the third-largest chocolate producer in the world.
This is with various products out there with some clever marketing & a little understanding as to how well us consumers know where to check on the food labels, we are often blind sided.
Manufacturers are often dishonest in the way they use these labels. They tend to use health claims that are misleading and in some cases downright false.
Examples include many high-sugar breakfast cereals disguised as healthy - like your whole-grain Cocoa Puffs. Despite what the label may imply, these products are not healthy.
Study your ingredient list: Here are some tips for you to consider.
A very important rule of thumb for me is to always ensure I scan the first three ingredients, these always make up the largest part of what you're eating.
If Listed the 1st - ingredient includes a refined grain like ‘high fructose corn syrup” that is a type of sugar, even hydrogenated oils, these immediately indicate alarm bells and to avoid.
Have your eagle eye out, mostly serving sizes listed on packaging may be misleading/unrealistic. Manufacturers often list a much smaller amount than what most people consume in one setting.
Commercial store bought nutella is Loaded With Sugar, this is the main component in the Nutella spread, hence why its sweet taste.
For example 2-tablespoon (37-gram) serving contains 21 grams of sugar, or about 5 teaspoon, this is shocking, as a serving of Nutella has more sugar than the same serving size of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Rich & Creamy Frosting, which contains 17 grams of sugar.
So simple way to still enjoy your Nutella without the added Nasty ingredients is by making your own.
With the use of some small basic ingredients:
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250G Raw Hazlenuts
1/4 Cup of Raw cacao powder
1 Tablespoon of almond butter smooth
2 Teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons of Yacon Syrup or Monk Fruit sugar / Xylitol (all of these are LOW GI)
Pinch of Cinnamon
1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
1/4 Teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoons of cold pressed Almond oil
Bake the Hazlenuts in the oven for 12 minutes under around 180 degrees, this just provides that added roasted flavour, thereafter remove and by using a towel or paper towel to rid of the excess skins, removing as much skin as you can.
Once you have removed the skin, you need to add all the nuts into a high speed blender, I use my vitamin, once you have blended it until a smooth butter, add all the ingredients in and blend until smooth.
Scoop out into your mason jar with air tight lid, keep it in the fridge.
Enjoy your cleaner healthier nutella spread. All made with goodness by you.
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