Friday, February 20, 2015

Chocolate Espresso Seed Butter

Espresso Seed Butter on rice cake with banana: Clean Eating Treat

Shakeology Espresso Seed Butter: sunflower seeds, shakeo, espresso & vanilla
sunflower seeds, Shakeology, espresso, vanilla and sea salt = amazing!

Shakeology Espresso Seed Butter

Note: this makes a giant jar!  Halve the recipe for about 18oz of protein-packed caffeinated goodness

Shakeology Espresso Seed Butter


4 cups sunflower seeds, roasted
2 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans
2 scoops chocolate vegan Shakeology
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut oil (optional)
3/4 cup to 1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Sea Salt


1.  If using raw sunflower seeds, roast organic raw sunflower seeds in the oven by baking for 25 to 30 minutes on a cookie sheet at 325 degrees, stirring often.

Alternately, use roasted sunflower seeds such as Trader Joe's.  While this is the faster option, I prefer the taste when I buy and roast organic raw sunflower seeds; and even at Whole Foods, it is cheaper when buying from the bulk bins.

2.  Grind coffee beans into a fine powder, or use instant espresso powder.

finely ground coffee beans

finely ground espresso for espresso seed butter

3.  Grind seeds in a large food processor.  Add in the other ingredients, adding the oil and water a little at a time.  Coconut oil may be omitted, but it will be chunkier and harder to spread.  Note: you may have to mix it for several minutes before the desired creamy texture is reached.

Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
totally optional: 1/8 tsp or dash sea salt

Done!  If I may suggest an amazing snack: Shakeology Espresso Seed Butter spread on a brown rice cake with banana slices.  Better than any dessert or breakfast: filling and energizing!

Approx. nutrition value per tablespoon:

Nutrition Facts
Servings 30.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6 g
9 %
Saturated Fat 1 g
6 %

Cholesterol 0 mg
0 %
Sodium 17 mg
1 %
Potassium 1 mg
0 %
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g
1 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 5 g
10 %

1 %

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