[Review] Get Coco-Nutty With You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butters
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Go to your local grocery store, and you’ll likely notice that the shelves of the condiment aisle are overflowing with what seems like an endless variety of nut butters. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of companies cranking out products with little-to-no additives, but most nut-based concoctions tend to be full of unfamiliar ingredients that your body isn’t equipped to handle. That being said, not all nut butters are created equal.
Introducing You Fresh Naturals’ Coco-Nut Butters — a preservative and gluten free, paleo-friendly, naturally sweetened, unnaturally delicious twist on your average, run-of-the-mill nut butter.
They’ve managed to craft a product — completely homemade — that will send your taste buds on a euphoric journey to nut butter heaven. The harmonious marriage of almonds and coconuts is unique and simply genius, and with flavor options like cookie dough and cinnamon roll, your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied.
What’s So Special About You Fresh Naturals’ Coco-Nut Butter?
You Fresh Naturals has managed to create a line of products with minimal ingredients and maximum taste. Take their Maple-Vanilla Coco-Nut Butter, for example. The out of this world mixture is made by blending a perfect ratio of roasted almonds and dried, unsweetened coconut. Then, dates are thrown into the mix for a touch of natural sweetness; followed by pure maple syrup, vanilla bean powder, and some sea salt for a little kick.
The caloric content of Coco-Nut Butter varies slightly depending on the flavor combo. Like most nut butter blends, they clock in at around 200 calories and a max of 5 grams of sugar per serving (that’s 2 tablespoons). With the exception of a few grams of saturated fat from coconut, the rest of the nutritional profile is exactly what you’d expect from your average all-natural almond butter.
Given that Coco-Nut Butter is relatively high in protein and healthy fats, it’s bound to keep you satiated. Try spreading some on a banana as pre- or post-workout fuel, or toss a tablespoon into your morning oats.
Don’t be surprised (or ashamed) if you find yourself scooping it straight out of the jar…it’s that good. You have my permission — go “coco-nuts” and try the entire line. They even sell 3 oz. squeeze packages to knock out cravings on-the-go.
Get It: YouFreshNaturals.com, $11.99
*As always, this product review is 100% unsponsored and unsolicited.
Marissa Gillis recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in psychology. She believes in a sound mind and body and is all for living a holistic lifestyle.
When it comes to exercise, she's always looking for new ways to stay fit. She loves to complement her runs and HIIT classes with barre workouts and yoga. In the fall, she will begin a graduate program to earn her Ed.S degree in school psychology.
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