Are you someone who skips all the yummy dishes fearing weight gain? If yes, then this article is just for you. Picture this – toasted bread with spoonful of Nutella spread on it. Sounds appetising, right? If you ask us, Nutella sandwich is always a winner on our breakfast table. But what goes into this spread to make it so popular? Let’s find out. Nutella is basically a brand of sweet hazelnut-choco spread. But due to its immense popularity, today Nutella is synonymous to the dish. But what stands as an obstacle is the fact that a jar of Nutella includes good amount of sugar and other fattening agents. This is why many of the healthy eaters might unwillingly give it a skip from their diet. Relatable?
So, to avoid all the fuss and make Nutella a part of your healthy diet, we found a recipe that is yummy, nutritious and can easily be made at home. This hazelnut-choco spread recipe is shared by celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija on her Instagram handle.
“Nutella commercials focus on advertising the spread as a quick and healthy option for breakfast, especially for children. However, due to its high amount of sugar, it may not be the best way to start your day,” the post reads. Pooja Makhija goes on to say, “Sugar is listed FIRST on the ingredient label. This is because sugar is its primary ingredient, comprising 57% of its weight!!!!!!!!” Hence, she suggests trying a “healthier version instead”.
What Goes Into Making Healthy Nutella | Pooja Makhija’s Nutella Recipe:
Unsweetened cocoa powder – 3tbsp
Dates- 6 (medium)
Almond milk – 3/4 cup
Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp
Coconut oil – 2tbsp
Maple syrup -2tbsp
Salt – a pinch
1. Grind oven roasted hazelnut until it turns smooth and buttery.
2. Add rest of the ingredients and blend well. And voila!
Trust us, it’s as easy as it sounds. You can also store it in a clean and dry air-tight jar for future use.
What are you waiting for? Get hold of the ingredients and make yourself a jar of healthy choco-hazelnut spread.
Watch The Complete Recipe Video Here:
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