NuttZo: The

Forgive the title of this post- WordPress has a habit of not letting the whole thing show.. It should say: NuttZo: The “Powerhouse” of Nut Butters.

Of all of the things in my kitchen that I love to eat, nut (and/or seed) butter ranks right at the top of the list. Peanut, almond, sunflower, hazelnut, cashew… I’m not picky. It’s one of those things that I make a beeline for at the grocery store and always notice if there’s a new brand of it on the shelf.

I’ve been eying NuttZo brand nut butter for quite some time now, but just hadn’t yet taken the plunge. I think the timing’s just been bad- I have a rule about how many open jars of nut butter are allowed in my house at once (and always have way too many!). I was recently given the opportunity through my ambassadorship with Fitfluential to review a variety of NuttZo and (of course) I jumped at the chance!

NuttZo is a 100% organic 7 nut and seed butter that is gluten and soy free and contains no added sugars, oils nor preservatives and is available in 3 flavors: Original, Chocolate, and Peanut Free.

I received a jar of the Creamy Original Seven Seed & Nut Butter:
Nuttzo-Creamy-Original

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One thing that I noticed right away is the new design of the label and the glass jar! NuttZo has always caught my eye because of it’s unique “upside down” jar (which is GREAT for any natural nut butter to help prevent oil separation!) and I love the look of the new label and packaging.

Upon arrival, I immediately tested out the nut butter on a piece of toast with sliced banana.

banana

NuttZo is super thick and has a lot of flavor without being sweet. (I like that because I like my nut butter to taste like nuts.)

I’ve also been putting NuttZo on pretty much everything- including (slightly burnt) pancakes:

pancakes

Smeared on waffles:

waffle

Even just by the spoonful.

spoonful

But, my all-time favorite way to enjoy any kind of nut butter is on a sandwich with jelly. NuttZo even came with me on my hike to summit Mt. Bierstadt!

sandwich

That sandwich was so good at 14,000′ elevation! My absolute favorite thing to pack for a picnic lunch on a long hike is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich- and with the 7 grams of protein that NuttZo provides, along with healthy fats, it was the perfect fuel with real staying power! Learning that NuttZo has that much protein per serving surprised me a bit- in a good way!

Besides the bonus of being a good source of protein, NuttZo provides a number of other health benefits! It’s loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. One spoonful of NuttZo provides 50% of your daily ADA omega 3! This particular variety of NuttZo contains only the following ingredients: Peanuts, Cashews, Almonds, Brazilian Nuts, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Hazelnuts, Sea Salt. There are a number of health benefits found in the seven types of nuts and seeds found in NuttZo Seven Nut & Seed Butter. Just a few of these include: high levels of magnesium as well as good amounts of potassium, calcium, and fiber (almonds), magnesium to strengthen digestion and improve flexibility (cashews) and anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties (flaxseeds). You can read about the many other benefits from nuts and seeds here.

Another thing I love about NuttZo: The creator, Danielle LiVolsi, developed it in 2009 while super-boosting her two sons’ vitamins and minerals after adopting them from Ukrainian orphanages in 2002 and 2005. NuttZo donates 1% of gross sales to the non-profit organization, Project Left Behind, that funds programs in orphanages around the world. That means that not only is NuttZo delicious- your purchases also go on to help a much greater cause!

NuttZo ingredients are USDA Certified Organic, QAI Certified Organic and Kosher Certified- try finding that is other nut butters on the shelf. Because of the high quality ingredients used to make NuttZo, it retails for $12.99 – $19.99 per jar (but think about – that’s as low as 92 cents per serving!). And trust me- it’s worth every penny. NuttZo can be purchased online at www.gonuttzo.com or at Whole Foods Stores across the US, as well as many local gourmet food retailers.

Now that you know just how great NuttZo is, be sure to add it to your shopping list this weekend!

* I was given a free sample of NuttZo to review. All opinions are my own.

What’s your favorite type of nut butter? What’s your favorite way to enjoy it?

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