Monday, May 5, 2014

Flaxmond Oreo Spread

No, you did not read it wrong.

There is an actual store bought Oreo here. I mean, I can go all the way to make my Oreo from scratch but that, my friend, is a task for another day. There is always another day to be crafty in the kitchen. Just not now when Jakarta’s heat is merciless and you just can’t help to wonder how it actually feels to rub those ice cubes on your chest like a cheesy early 90s ad only to realize you hate to wet your clothes.

I came across something called Oreo Butter a couple months ago. That is a pit, a bottomless pitch black pit, or a trench in the abyss if you would like me to exaggerate it, that you would like to jump into. It is basically a bread spread made by putting Oreo in a food processor and some oil to form a spreadable paste.

Have I tried it? Yes.

Is it good? Like hell.

Spread it on bread and you will instantly feel like a rebel without a cause.

The thing is, it is not something you wanna give your family. It is something you wanna keep for yourself when the going gets tough and you need a friend to be with you when you get the tough going. Is there any way to enjoy it without guilt? Of course. I found some people who are boosting their daily protein intake use peanuts in the making of the spread. Like this Oreo peanut Butter from Crazy for Crust. So I have this great idea of taking a step further and making a spread that is filled with powerhouse ingredients that still has Oreo in it.


~Toss a good amount of almonds and organic golden flax seeds!

Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats which can reduce the risk of heart disease. It is high in vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and many other beneficial nutrients. Mixed with flax seeds which is crazily high in omega-3, you have a powerhouse combo!

Do not worry if you do not have flax seeds, you can use all almond in this recipe. Just make sure you use almonds with skins, not blanched. Because almond skins are a good source of pectin and dietary fiber that can serve as food for healthy gut bacteria in your tummy. Healthy digestive system equals healthy immune system.

Recipe:
1 cup toasted almonds
1/2 cup flax seeds
10 Oreo
3-5 tbs olive oil

Directions:
Blend it in your blender or food processor. That's it.


Now look at that glossy, spread. And it's black! Everything is sexier in black.

It would be kinder to your blender if you crush your oreo and grind your almond first if your blender is an old school blender like mine. But if you have a state of the art blender, work it!

Apart from using it as a spread for your bread, you can also use it as a dip for fresh fruits. I'm doing justice to healthy eating here. So if you have small kids, this spread can be a good idea to be served next to their fruit platter. 


Yeah, it is also a good idea to feed your kids fruit and leave the crackers all for the parents. God! This! With crackers and binge watching on your favorite tv show is heaven. Be forewarned though, you will find yourself licking the spoon and the blender blade and the blender glass after you make this.

Stay healthy,
Amy

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