Is Granola Butter Healthy?
Is granola butter healthy?
I know what you're thinking: "Sure, this granola butter stuff sounds like crack. But.. is it good for me?!"
UH HUH HONEY. Let me explain:
Gluten-Free Rolled Oats: the backbone of our recipe, oats are powerful lil suckers. They contain more soluble fiber than any other grain (good for your gut!), and have been shown to help lower LDL "bad" cholesterol. Plus, they taste freakin' GOOD.
Golden Flax: can you say omega-3s?! Flaxseeds are one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3s, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that money can buy. We grind up our flaxseeds nice n good - which helps you absorb all the goodness they contain. Along with omegas, flaxseeds are also a pheNOMenal source of fiber - containing over 20% DV of fiber in just 2 tablespoons.
Grass-Fed Collagen: a hair/skin/nails superstar, collagen is having a MOMENT (for good reason). With everyone from gut health experts to sorority girls singing its praises, there's not a lot it can't do. Flavorless and packed with protein, it's easy to sneak into coffee, soups and in our case, granola butter.
Coconut Oil: let's talk about phats, baby. Coconut oil is packed with medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which are directly processed by the liver and can be immediately used as energy (rather than stored as fat).
Olive Oil: I mean - the Italians are doin' something right. And that something is olive oil. Full of monounsaturated fats, olive oil is extremely heart-healthy and shown to be anti-inflammatory (thanks, polyphenols!)
Maple Syrup: Unlike cane sugar (highly processed and devoid of nutrients), maple syrup has important trace vitamins & minerals (one tablespoon = 33% DV of manganese and 24 different antioxidants). Plus, it's natural AF - coming from the sap of maple trees instead of going through tons of processing (like white refined sugar does).