Love Butter? Make Your Own!

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I never got on the butter bandwagon. As a kid, I loved slathering toast with peanut butter and honey, not jam and butter. However, I seem to be the minority, and I often get asked: "What can I put on toast? I just love the taste of butter!" 

So, here is my suggestion: make your own butter from olive oil and tofu. Though you might balk at such a notion at first, trust me: you will get healthy fats from the olive oil, protein from the tofu and a dose of "superfood" power from the maca powder. When used to spread on corn muffins, garlic bread or an English muffin, it's beyond delicious. See below for 3 popular flavors for instant decadence! 
Olive Oil Butter
Ingredients:
1/2 cup olive oil (or canola)
6 oz. silken tofu
1 tsp. maca powder (root vegetable, known to increase endurance and energy)
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
Using a blender, puree all ingredients until silky and whipped. Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Honey Butter
Ingredients:
1/2 cup canola oil
6 oz. silken tofu
1 tsp. maca powder
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
3 tbs. agave
Garlic Butter
Ingredients:
1/2 cup olive oil
6 oz. silken tofu
1 tsp. maca powder
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tbs. minced garlic
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. paprika
Enjoy! 
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