Pecan Butter

Banana Split SmoothieMost southerners, Texans in particular, are pecan lovers…it is our state tree…I have recently found what has to be Pecan Heaven to anyone who loves their pecans…Pecan Butter. Here in Tyler, Texas, we are fortunate enough to have a store called FRESH by Brookshire’s that carries a vast array of products you won’t find in most other stores. They have a machine which will grind for you (FRESH) from the tap, Cashew Butter, Peanut Butter, Almond Butter and Pecan Butter. These are pure ground nuts–nothing else. I tried the Almond Butter first and it was amazing. I wanted something different and chose Pecan. I mainly use them in smoothies for a mid-day snack.
My first concoction was a simple Banana-Pecan smoothie. Today I made what I would call a Banana Split Smoothie with frozen strawberries (5 small), 1 banana, 1 tablespoon dried unsweetened Coconut, 2 teaspoons Cacao Powder, 2 tablespoons Pecan Butter, 2 teaspoons Agave Nectar, 4 ice cubes and 1/2 cup Coconut-Almond Milk. I almost always add 1 tablespoon each of Chia Seeds and Flax Seeds.