Migraine-Friendly Carob Butter! A creamy, chocolately #recipe that is #glutenfree #vegan and #allergyfriendly

Creamy Not-ella Carob Butter from The Migraine Relief Plan {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Sugar-Free}

Migraine-Friendly Carob Butter! A creamy, chocolately #recipe that is #glutenfree #vegan and #allergyfriendly

Creamy Not-ella Carob Butter from The Migraine Relief Plan {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Sugar-Free}

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Watch the video below to learn how to cope with migraine headaches through lifestyle and food changes and then check out the migraine and allergy-friendly recipe which follows for a delicious and healthy, gluten-free,sugar-freegar free Carob Butter recipe!

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Migraine-Friendly Carob Butter! A creamy, chocolately #recipe that is #glutenfree #vegan and #allergyfriendlyToday I am sharing a book that does just that, The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health by Stephanie Weaver. This guide provides easy-to-understand, science-based information in a format that allows the reader to implement lifestyle approaches and take control of their health.

In this comprehensive guide, Stephanie shares her struggle with migraines and eventual diagnosis with Meniere’s disease which spurred her intensive research for realistic solutions. In the book, she shares her “slow-approach” plan to addresses diet and lifestyle in order to avoid migraine triggers and prevent them from occurring.

Her approach is really aligned with the one I take in my Simple Pure Whole Wellness method, covering important aspects of lifestyle and wellbeing, including tracking your mindset and habits, setting up your environment, cleaning up your food supplies, menu plans, tips for eating out, meditation and self-care, detoxing yourself and your surroundings, sleep, trigger testing, and more.

Some of the foods she identifies as common migraine triggers include:

  • Wheat and gluten-containing grains (including seitan)
  • Lentils, nuts, and navy, lima, fava, and soy beans
  • Avocado
  • Citrus & most tropical fruit
  • Soy products
  • High-sodium foods and fermented foods

Migraine-Friendly Carob Butter! A creamy, chocolately #recipe that is #glutenfree #vegan and #allergyfriendly

The book also includes 75 delicious and carefully crafted recipes, like the Not-ella Carob Butter recipe below. They are all made without gluten, sugar, nuts, soy, fermented foods and chocolate, and most are dairy-free and extremely low-sodium.

This Not-ella Carob Butter has been one of my favorites from the book and makes the perfect spread for dipping fruit or spreading on gluten-free toast or pancakes. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free,  grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, plant-based, vegetarian, sugar-free, top food allergy-friendly, low-sodium, and optionally paleo. 

I am excited to share this recipe with you today and hope you enjoy it too!

Creamy Not-ella Carob Butter
Stephanie Weaver created this recipe to give people an easy, luscious treat that still follows the Plan. While it doesn’t taste exactly like Nutella, it’s pretty darn close—even though I skipped the sugar, hazelnuts, chocolate, vegetable oil, soy lecithin, and milk powder. If you make up a jar of this, you’ll have it to spread on gluten-free toast or apples when you want a sweet snack. Perfect for stashing in your desk at work along with an apple. A huge hit with my recipe testers, who called it creamy, dreamy, and addictive.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup (230g) raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  2. 1 cup (160g) hemp hearts
  3. Stevia to equal 8 teaspoons sugar
  4. 1/2 cup (50g) carob powder
  5. 1/4 cup (60mL) coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Put the sunflower seeds on baking sheets lined with fresh parchment paper.
  2. Toast the sunflower seeds for 10 minutes, then stir and return to the oven. Turn off the oven and toast the seeds another 5 to 10 minutes. You want them just golden brown but not dark brown or burnt. Taste a few if you aren’t sure.
  3. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the toasted seeds cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Put the toasted seeds in a food processor fitted with the S-blade or a high-speed blender and blend into a fine powder, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the hemp hearts and stevia and blend for about 4 more minutes, stopping every minute to scrape down the sides. Eventually it will form a ball and become nut butter. Use the tamper if you have a Vitamix.
  6. In a separate bowl, blend the carob powder with the oil, then add the mixture to the nut butter. (If you add the carob powder and oil directly to a food processor, you will have a powdery carob explosion that is not fun to clean up.)
  7. Continue blending until you get the smooth consistency you want.
  8. Serve right away or transfer to a glass jar and store in the refrigerator. It will be spreadable when refrigerated, and just a little thicker than Nutella at room temperature. Eat within a month.
Notes
  1. If you cannot get hemp hearts, you can substitute sunflower seeds for them. I do not recommend using whole hemp seeds in this recipe.
  2. Per 1-ounce serving: 5g protein, 9g carbohydrates, 11g fat, 3g saturated fat, 6mg sodium, 61mg potassium, 2g fiber
  3. Text credit: Reprinted with permission from The Migraine Relief Plan, copyright 2016 Stephanie Weaver. Published by Surrey Books, an imprint of Agate Publishing, Inc.
  4. Photography credit: Recipe photography copyright 2016 by Laura Bashar
Adapted from The Migraine Relief Plan
Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE http://www.jenniferweinbergmd.com/
Rights: This recipe has been reprinted with permission from The Migraine Relief Plan, copyright 2016 Stephanie Weaver. Published by Surrey Books, an imprint of Agate Publishing, Inc.

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