Recipe: Cocoa Cashew Creme (aka "Notella")

Here's Nutrition Diva's take on the popular (but not-so-healthy) chocolate hazelnut spread.  It's delicious on apple slices or added to a smoothie..

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
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This delicious recipe comes from my good friend, Jed. Not only does it taste better than Nutella, it's 30% lower in calories, 25% higher in protein, and has only a fraction of the sugar. If it's not quite sweet enough for you, add a bit more sweetener or decrease the cocoa powder slightly. If you like a little heat, add a pinch of ground ginger or cayenne pepper. For a mocha variation, add 1/2 teaspoon of espresso granules.


Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir with wooden spoon until well mixed and creamy. Store in the fridge. Makes about 1 cup. 

About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.