Step aside Nutella ... this Carob Almond Butter is the perfect substitute for those decadent chocolate cravings! Free from the notorious refined sugars that are the downside of the scrumptious hazelnut paste, this nutbutter is sweetened with just a little maple syrup.

If you have a sweet tooth, this refined sugar-free will still hit the spot (yes, we tested it!). This nut butter is delicious for on toast, drizzled over your smoothie bowl, or for even eating straight from the jar with a spoon - need we say more?

Carob adds sweetness, as well as essential vitamins and minerals. Both carob and cacao are high in antioxidants, and you could replace carob by cacao or cocoa in this recipe for a more intense chocolate flavour. Play around with the different ingredients to your liking, as you'll find this spread will become an essential on your breakfast table!

Ingredients:

  • 2 C Almonds, sliced or whole
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 C Carob Powder 
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Pinch Salt

  • Directions:
    Preheat your oven to 180C, and roast the nuts for about 5 minutes (when sliced, or 8-10 minutes when whole), until lightly toasted. Leave to cool down, and then transfer to the OmniBlend jug.

    Add the oil and start blending, increasing the speed to high, and use the tamper (through the lid) to push the nuts into the blades. Blend until you've reached a creamy butter.

    Then add the carob powder, cinnamon, vanilla essence, maple syrup, and salt and blend to combine. Store in a jar at room temperature.

    Cashew nut butter is a great ingredient for creamy smoothies, or simply on toast or drizzled over a smoothie bowl. With an OmniBlend blender it's easy to blend your own butter from scratch, making sure you always have a fresh butter ready for use, without any additives and preservatives.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 C Cashew Nuts
    • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
    • Pinch of salt (to taste)

     

    Directions:

    Roast the cashews on 180C for about 5 minutes, until lightly toasted. Leave to cool down, and then transfer to the OmniBlend jug. The 2 liter jug works best for blending nut butters, as it has a narrow base. Add the oil and start blending, increasing the speed to high, and use the tamper (through the lid) to push the nuts into the blades. Blend until you've reached a creamy butter, and add salt to taste.

    Say Nutella and you'll see faces light up instantly! No wonder Nutella Day is celebrated once a year. Hard to resist hazulnut chocolate flavours and sweetness of this chocolate paste make this smoothie with ice cream a real treat.

    If you're looking to steer away from sugars, you may want to substitute some of the ingredients in this smoothie, making a healthier version. You can then use this Healthy Cashew Chocolate Spread instead of Nutella, substitute ice cream for coconut cream, and add a few ice cubes.

    But it's only Nutella Day 1 day a year, so here we go!

    Ingredients:

  • 1 C Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 C Milk
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 3 Tbsp Nutella
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    ostrich-burger

    Ever tried to make a real South African burger? This ostrich burger is the one to try, not only for the juicy flavours, but also because it’s the most guilt-free burger. Ostrich fillet is a great source of protein (22 gram per 100 gram), and very low in fat (0.6 gram).

    Mincing the meat in your OmniBlend takes seconds, and is best done in the 2 liter jug, using the tamper to press the meat into the blades.

    ostrich-burger-mince

    Ingredients:

    For the mince

  • 500 gram Ostrich fillet
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1.5 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & pepper to taste
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    For the patties:

  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped 
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    To serve:

  • 4 rolls
  • crisp lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • cheese, sliced
  • red onion rings
  • ketchup 
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    Ruvimbo shows how it’s done!

    Banana and chocolate are such a classic combination, so why not Nutella in a smoothie?

    The OmniBlend; the best blender for smoothies, can also be used to make nut milk, like almond milk, macadamia milk, cashew, and hazelnut milk. See how you can make a delicious almond milk in your high speed blender in this video below.

    The JTC Omniblend is considered to be one of the best blenders on the market, but how do you quickly clean the jug (or container) of your commercial smoothie blender? The jugs of smoothie blenders a not dishwasher safe,

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