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September 07, 2019
served on FIT Figure Rice + Quinoa
You probably think this is just another cashew butter, like the kind you'll find spread on toast or swirled into a new-age almond yogurt parfait at your garden-variety café. But we‘re here to convince you that it’s not. It’s really, really not. This nut butter is nothing like the stuff you'll find in a jar, yet is super simple to make.
You will LOVE this cinnamon cashew butter!
〰 Creamy 〰 Vanilla-infused 〰 Cinnamon-y 〰 Naturally sweet 〰 Easy to make〰 Insanely delicious
The good news is that homemade cashew butter lasts for about six months once it's opened. The bad news is that a batch of homemade nut butter rarely lasts past two weeks in a household of two people or more.
PRO TIP: We rarely buy fancy nut butters because of the price tag. When we’re in the mood for a treat, buying the raw nuts is a much more cost-effective way to enjoy special nut butters. Great thing about making your own nut butter is that you can control the salt and sugar levels and you also get to flavor it however you want! Add cocoa powder, espresso powder, pumpkin purée (SO GOOD), maple syrup or whatever you can dream up!
DO AHEAD: You can toast your cashews a day prior and store them in an airtight container.
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April 22, 2020
December 22, 2019
It’s important in the life of a snacker to have a collection of condiments and spreads so vast you’ll never get bored. Or this is what we tell ourselves when we go hunting in the pantry for our precious salted vanilla peanut cacao spread. Everybody’s favorite ingredients—vanilla, peanuts and cacao—mixed together into a spread and there is nothing not to love about this fact.
This brilliant spread has the smooth, spreadable texture of peanut butter, but a rich, chocolaty flavor that we have to admit—tastes like frosting. The jar beside our keyboard as we speak won’t last too long. Homemade! Delicious! It whispers. Vegan! 100% Pure! We almost forgot one: Gluten-free! There’s a lot going on here. But this is a chocolate spread, people, made with powdered sugar. If you want health food, sub with maple syrup.
December 15, 2019
Lentils in the morning, lentils in the evening, lentils at suppertime. We stan lentils over here at Smartbite Snacks. What’s not to love? They're cheap, relatively quick-cooking, packed with protein, and cute as hell. And, to top it all off, they're an essential component of one of our all-time favorite food categories: The Soup Group.
The soup weather is here to stay for a while and nothing makes us crave soup like a little bit of rain and little bit of freezing temperatures. Red lentils are your mush-town friends when you crave that fall-apart texture when you’re making that thick, full of chunks and flavor coconut-y + mushroom-y lentil and tomato curry. Oh, hell yeah. It’s starting to smell like soup.