Seeds are a great source of healthy fats, vegetarian protein, fiber and antioxidant polyphenols.The main ingredient in this tasty seed butter is sunflower seeds which contain high levels of both monounsaturated and omega-6 fats. Sesame seeds are loaded with lignans which are beneficial for balancing hormones and help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and add great flavor. Flax seeds are my favorites, they are a super source of fiber and lignans and may reduce cholesterol, help lower high blood pressure and even prevent some types of cancer.
The recipe takes minutes to make and is delicious as a dip, spread and also in smoothies.
Super Seed Butter Recipe
- 1 ¼ cupsunsalted sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup ground raw flaxseed, preferably golden
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 -2 tbspmaplesyrup tspHimalayan sea sal
- 1/2 tspHimalayan sea sal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread sunflower seeds, ground raw flaxseed and sesame seeds in a shallow baking dish and place in preheated oven until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes.
Transfer seeds to a food processor; add 1/4 cup oil, maple syrup and salt and processuntil smooth and add the rest of the oil and process at least 5 minutes and up to 10 minutes. Scraping down the sides as needed.
Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
Enjoy as a spread on bread, as a dip, and add to your smoothies