DIY almond butter is that much better for you with the addition of this warming spice. Here's why.
As far as toast toppings go, almond butter is pretty hard to beat. It's slightly sweet—but not too sweet (truly the Goldilocks of nut butters), and its protein and healthy fat content ensures you leave the breakfast table truly satiated. But according to certified health coach, Supernatural founder, and Plant Based host Rachelle Robinett, there's one spice that can majorly give your spread an upgrade, both in terms of health and taste: cinnamon.
Chances are, you've had cinnamon in your spice rack long before turmeric, rosemary, or thyme. And according to Robinett, it can benefit the body in some pretty major ways. "Cinnamon has been used for centuries as a warming spice, a circulation booster, something to improve digestion, and something that we now realize is extremely beneficial for blood sugar balance," she says. As Robinett explains in the video, a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon can potentially reduce blood sugar by 20 to 30 percent, according to the findings of some small studies. Considering that blood sugar can have such a powerful impact on hunger, mood, and hormones, this is a pretty promising benefit.
Yes, you can just dump cinnamon in your latte and call it a day, but if you're looking to level-up your intake in a more interesting way, Robinett shares her personal recipe for a cinnamon apple almond butter. (Did someone say fall??) For deets on how to make it, check out the full video above. Your a.m. toast will thank you.
Looking for more know-how from Robinett? Check out her spirulina pesto recipe (trust) and her go-to ways to naturally boost your body's collagen production.
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