Even before completing my Culinary Nutrition Expert certification in 2017, I’ve always enjoyed being a bit of a mixologist in the kitchen, creating new recipes with all sorts of health-benefitting superpowers.
Lately one of my favourite weekend rituals has been concocting new nut butters, using different types of nuts and seeds, plus fun ingredients to amp up the nutrition profile and help with whatever aspects of my health I feel need a boost. I’ve been investing a pretty significant amount of time into learning more about skin health (chalk it up to the thought of turning 30 in 2018!), so just like so many others interested in healing with food, collagen has been in a lot of my recent recipe creations.
This Skin Boosting Collagen Walnut Butter isn’t just great for skin, but also hair, nails, digestion, and any other aspect of our wellness that is improved by essential healthy fats. Walnuts are one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamin E – one of the ingredients you’ll often see listed on the back of anti-aging skincare creams. I’ve added hemp seeds for omega-6 fats and fibre, and of course, collagen for extra protein and cell repair. I’m a believer in what we eat being more effective than anything we apply externally, and once you get a taste of this nut butter, I think you’ll be on board too!
Silky smooth with skin-boosting collagen for added protein and total body wellness benefits, this Skin Boosting Collagen Walnut Butter is so much more than your average nut butter!
- Pour the raw walnut halves in a food processor and process until completely smooth. The heat from the friction of the blade will help with liquefying the nuts – just be patient! It should take about 5 minutes.
- Add the hemp seeds and continue processing again until as smooth as possible.
- Finally, add the remaining ingredients and process once more.
- Transfer the nut butter to a small glass jar.