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Notella – The Raw, Vegan, Sugar Free Answer to Nutella
Notella – The Raw, Vegan, Sugar Free Answer to Nutella

Notella – The Raw, Vegan, Sugar Free Answer to Nutella

Nutella is marketed as a healthy breakfast product for kids. However, the label tells me that it consists of a whopping 55% of sugar and only 13% of hazelnuts. Please tell me: why is that a responsible breakfast product for kids? I’m lost …
 
Here’s a healthy avocado-based recipe for raw, vegan, sugar free Nutella; healthy enough for kids’ breakfast, model-proof!

Ingredient list Nutella. Copyright: Foodwatch.com
Ingredient list Nutella. Copyright: Foodwatch.com

Nutella nutritional values per 100g:
Energy 2175kJ
Protein 7.3g
Fat, total 30.3g
of which saturated 10.0g
Carbohydrate, total 54.7g
of which sugars 54.4g
Sodium 33 mg

 

Low nutritional value of Nutella

As you can see on the ingredient list and nutritional values above, the nutritional value of Nutella is low. Nutella consists mainly of sugar (that’s why sugar is listed first on the ingredient list) and then there’s a bit of healthy ingredients like hazelnuts and cacao. Although there are some healthy ingredients in Nutella, this doesn’t make Nutella a responsible product.

 

Can’t live without Nutella?

Well, I can’t! How do I solve this problem? By making my own healthy answer to Nutella: Notella! 

 

Notella can be eaten every day; by kids ànd by models!

 

Nutrient rich answer to Nutella: Notella!

I discovered how to make Notella by accident when I was making my Paleo Snickers Christmas dessert. The top layer tasted just like Nutella, just slightly more bitter, since I used 100% cacao and no milk whatsoever.

Here’s a recipe for avocado based, sugar free, vegan Notella that can be eaten every day for breakfast, both by kids ànd models ;)

 

Notella - The Vegan, Sugar Free Answer to Nutella
Serves 12
Lactose free, gluten free, sugar free (only natural sugars), vegan, kids proof, model proof
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
92 calories
4 g
0 g
8 g
2 g
1 g
40 g
2 g
1 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
40g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92
Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 ripe, soft Hass avocado's
  2. 2 tbs cacao powder
  3. 6 drops of liquid vanilla stevia or to taste (available in my shop)
  4. 1/2 C halved hazelnuts
Instructions
  1. Combine the avocado, cacao and stevia in a food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Mix in the hazelnuts.
  3. Et voilá: bon appetit!
Notes
  1. Store in a jar in the fridge (or freezer if you want to save a part of the Notella for longer time).
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calories
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fat
8g
protein
2g
carbs
4g
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About Angela Willemse

Angela Willemse
Angela is Great Body & Skin's chief editor, a Master of Science on the topic of Marketing & Health Education, expert by experience in the fields of sports and nutrition and an international fashion model for over 15 years. Angela lives a gluten-free, dairy-free, processed sugar-free lifestyle. Her recipes are also mainly vegan.

6 comments

  1. Angela Willemse

    Claire, not that I know of! I used hazelnuts without their skin. If you soak your nuts, the skin will come off. I like the taste better without the skin, but for as far as I know you can use them with skin as well.

  2. Does it matter if you use the hazelnuts with or without the crust?

  3. Angela Willemse

    I didn’t bake them, but if you like, you could roast them in a dry griddle. You can also soak them for better digestion and to get rid of phytic acid, which binds minerals, making it difficult for minerals to be absorbed by the intestines. But hey, as long as you don’t eat large quantities of (hazel)nuts a day, I wouldn’t worry about the latter.

  4. Do you need to bake hazelnuts?

  5. Angela

    Hi Rachel!

    I would keep the Notella in a closed jar in the fridge for about 5 days, in the freezer even a couple of months, but I am not an expert on that. Are you a teacher & chef? What would you suggest?

  6. I would have NEVER thought to make this with the avocado, looking forward to trying this – how long shall I plan to allow it to stay fresh in the fridge?

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