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Quick and Easy Homemade Nutella Recipe

Quick and Easy Homemade Nutella Recipe

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Sure, you could eat nutella by the tablespoon. But what good would that do for you? Try your hand at making homemade nutella instead. You'll know exactly what you're putting into your body and if you have all of the ingredients handy, you'll be able to whip it up in a cinch. Making homemade nutella isn't rocket science. You'll need a great food processor and a few other ingredients to make everything smooth and creamy.

Homemade Nutella

 Healthier Homemade Nutella Recipe // The PumpUp Blog
What do you need:
  • One cup of roasted unsalted hazelnuts
  • Half a cup of powdered sugar or if you are trying to avoid it, any sweetener that you like
  • Half a cup of cocoa powder
  • One teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • One teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • Non fat / almond / coconut milk
Directions

In a food processor, pulse the hazelnuts until a paste forms. I like a rougher texture to my homemade nutella, so I left chunkier hazelnuts remain in my mixture.

Add the sugar, the cocoa powder, the salt, vanilla extract and the oil and blend again for a few seconds.

Add the milk gradually and blend until you reach the thickness that you like.
Put it in the fridge for a couple of minutes or serve immediately.

 

This homemade nutella recipe wascreated by Anna M (eatforyourpeace). Follow her on PumpUp @annaaa_, on Instagram @annaaamsl, and check out her blog. Let us know what you think of Anna’s homemade nutella in the comments below!

It's world nutella day, but that doesn't mean your life is over

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It’s World Nutella Day 2015. That doesn’t mean the world (or your healthy lifestyle) has to be over.

While Nutella lovers around the world rejoice in the glory of this velvety, chocolate-hazelnut spread, you’re sitting idly by your computer, wondering whether you can incorporate the beloved condiment into your day. Just this once. 

The answer is yes. Live in moderation. Make healthy eating part of a lifestyle, not a diet. Did you eat a lot of wholesome food this week? Eat some Nutella and savour it.

Pro tips for indulging in that Nutella

  • Dip it wisely. The glycemic index of different types of food can influence your blood sugar. Fruits generally have low GI values and won’t make your blood sugar fluctuate as much (read: make the hunger real and trigger intense cravings). White breads, crackers, and other dippers that you generally associate with nutella have GI values on the higher end of the spectrum. If you’re gonna eat nutella with something, spread it on a piece of food that’s better for you!
  • Savour it, don’t obsess over it. Have a tablespoon. Maybe a tablespoon and a half. But don’t eat the whole jar. Remember that nutella also has a lot more sugar than peanut butter does, and it contains tons of modified palm oil as opposed to natural fat. 

  • Balance it out. Ramp up your workout just a notch: run an extra kilometre, do a HIIT class, try a pilates video. Get up and move by doing something you genuinely love. Never hate yourself or punish yourself for indulging in anything. 
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  • One tablespoon of nutella goes a long way. Diffuse the tablespoon into a recipe with other, better-for-you ingredients that’ll make you feel fuller for longer, and pumped for your next workout. We love this protein pancake recipe, it’s genius!