Creamy cashews blended with earthy antioxidant-rich matcha powder and the protein powerhouse collagen. A delicious healthy snack to spread on toast or fruit.
We have to talk about something very important. Just one thing.
Matcha. Collagen. Cashew. Butter.
Oh man, my friends, I may have officially taken my matcha obsession to the next level. This creamy cashew butter is everything a snack should be, everything! I have officially crossed over into the land of “consume matcha every single day in some form” land. Are you with me?
Need more convincing? No problem!
This matcha collagen cashew butter is:
- Creamy and delicious
- Super easy to make
- Crazy town good for you
- Requires 2 ingredients
- Is more affordable than purchasing cashew butter
- Full of protein and antioxidants
- Is your new snack BFF
- Makes the perfect, most glorious fancy toast ever!
How to Make Matcha Collagen Cashew Butter:
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process. It takes around 3-5 minutes to get that creamy buttery consistency. Be patient, stop every minute or so to scrape down the sides of the container. Do not add any additional fat or liquid, it's not necessary. Just give the cashews enough time to release all of their creamy deliciousness and the end result will be fantastic!
How Can I Use Homemade Cashew Butter?
Anything you would put peanut butter on you can put cashew butter on think:
- Fancy toast (oh yeah this toast is fancy!)
- Spread on bananas with a few chocolate chips sprinkled on top
- Stir into oatmeal – OMG that would be amazing
- Drizzle on top of sliced apples, top with coconut and make apple nachos
- Add to a smoothie
- Eat by the spoonful straight out of the jar, standing in front of the refrigerator. No judgment.
How to Make Fancy Toast with Protein-Rich Cashew Butter:
This is where matcha collagen cashew butter really shines. I went a little overboard creating gorgeous breakfast toast for me, myself, and I.
- Start with highly fermented sourdough bread, this is my preference but if you are gluten free choose a gluten-free bread.
- Spread the matcha collagen cashew butter on super thick. Trust me.
- Add toppings like:
- Fresh berries and crumbled granola (I used some pink granola that my sister brought me home from Paris – she sees me)
- Sliced blood orange and a sprinkle of protein-rich bee pollen.
- Sliced banana, a drizzle of honey, a drizzle of tahini (I used black tahini) and toasted coconut.
For the Nutrition Nerd! 🤓
Nutritional Benefits of Matcha
Matcha is ground green tea powder. It contains all the benefits of green tea but in a more concentrated form because you are actually consuming the “leaves” or the powder as opposed to just drinking the liquid from the steeping of the leaves.
- High in antioxidants
- Contains EGCg a potent catechin (type of antioxidant). EGCg is the most widely recognized antioxidant for cancer-fighting properties
- Boosts memory and concentration
- Supportive for gut health, actually behaves like a prebiotic i.e. helps to feed the good bacteria
- Increases glucuronidation via increased glucuronylsulfotransferase activity. Those are HUGE words that basically mean green tea can help to enhance phase 2 biotransformation or detoxification. In fact, one study found that rats fed 4gm of 10% matcha green tea increased PCB/PCDD/ PCDF (3 types of toxicants) excretion by up to 4.4 fold!
- Supportive for metabolic function
- Supportive for cardiovascular health, one study found that consuming matcha green tea decreased LDL cholesterol.
Nutritional Benefits of Collagen
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, found in muscle, bone, skin, blood vessels, tendons, and our digestive system. Collagen provides our skin with strength and elasticity. Collagen is crucial to the body’s muscular structure. I add collagen to this recipe using Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Peptides, I get my matcha and collagen in one perfect scoop!
- Collagen contains 18 amino acids, including indispensable (previously referred to as essential) amino acids meaning they must be acquired by the diet.
- Collagen has been touted as a supportive food for healing the gut lining as it can enhance gastric acid secretion and aid in restoring a healthy mucosal lining.
- A recent study has shown that ingestion of gelatin can reduce cellulite and improve wrinkles. Um yeah, you should try this stuff.
Nutritional Benefits of Cashews
Cashews are high in vitamin K and zinc. Vitamin K plays a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism and regulating blood calcium levels. Zinc is an essential mineral for immune health, wound healing, and cognitive function.
Which is Healthier Almond Butter or Cashew Butter?
Both almond butter and cashew butter are a good source of plant-based protein and healthy fat, but there are some nutritional differences between these two nuts.
Almonds contain a higher concentration of unsaturated fats and are slightly higher in calories than cashews (161 calories per ounce vs. 155 calories per ounce) while cashews contain slightly fewer calories per serving and a higher concentration of saturated fat. Almonds contain more fiber, vitamin E, and calcium while cashews contain more vitamin K and zinc.
Each nut provides it's own unique nutritional profile and health benefits. One is not inherently “better” than the other.
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Healthy snacking is super easy when you use simple real food ingredients. I can't wait for you to try this Matcha Collagen Cashew Butter!
Matcha Collagen Cashew Butter
- Add cashews to the bowl of a food processor and blend for 3-5 minutes, stopping every minute or so to scrape down the sides. Be patient at first it will look like cashew dust, it takes time for the cashews to release their natural oils. After it becomes creamy add one scoop of matcha collagen powder or 1 tsp of matcha powder and 1 scoop of collagen powder. Process until well incorporated.
- Will keep for 1 month in the fridge.
- You can use any nut you like, but I think cashews work the best in this recipe
- You can sub 1 tsp matcha powder and your favorite protein powder
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