Summer Suntan Butter

I tried my hand at homemade sunbutter when sunflower seeds were on sale the other week and OH MY GOODNESS – why don’t we do this all the time? Of course, it’s not as creamy but it’s just as delicious and way cheaper. Now my co-worker and I go home and try out different combos. Guess what everyone’s getting for Christmas this year… In light of the gorgeous spring into summer weather here, and anticipation for my beach vacation in 3 weeks I give you: Summer Suntan Butter.

Summer Suntan Butter: 16 tbsp @ 32 cal/ea (F 4g; C .8g; P 1g)

1 cup shelled sunflower seeds – raw, unsalted
½ cup cashews nuts – raw, unsalted
3 tbsp 100% baking cocoa
1/2 tbsp coconut oil

In food processor, pulse cashews until grainy.
Add the sunflower seeds (for the sun) and leave spinning for 5-7 minutes until creamy, stopping to scrape the nuts down the sides of the bowl. (this is the pre-tan pale butter)
Add cocoa (for the tan) and blend until fully incorporated.

Now we just have to hope and pray our sunbutter doesn’t get melanoma.



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