Sunflower seed butter is a super tasty nut butter alternative for those suffering from tree nut allergy. It's easy to make, and packed with nutrients. It's high in fiber, magnesium, niacin, vitamin E, and healthy fats.
Of the 16 grams fat in a 2 tablespoon portion, 14 grams are unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fat has positive effects on cholesterol levels, raising high-density lipoprotein (the "good" cholesterol) and lowering low-density lipoprotein (the "bad" cholesterol). So this is the type of fat you want to add to your diet.
Blending your own is always a good choice as you can keep it completely natural and avoid additives. You can also play around by adding different seeds and spices according to your taste and preferences.
Create an even layer of seeds on a large baking tray, and roast on 175C degrees for 15 minutes. Leave to cool down for at least 10 minutes, giving it a good stir.
Add the seeds to the OmniBlend jug with the other ingredients, and start blending on low speed, increasing to high. Use the tamper through the lid to push the seeds into the blades.
You can add cinnamon or honey and play around with flavours, or vary by adding pumpkin, hemp or chia seeds for additional nutritional value.