Healthy “Country Crock” Alternative Style Butter

Butter. Do you leave it on the counter so as to avoid holey, knife-abused bread? Or store it in the refrigerator to avoid rancidity? It’s really a conundrum. And then came Country Crock and other similar spreadable margarines. Ah, the answer to our quandary! Or maybe not. Perhaps you’ve learned about the perils of margarine. It really is quite disgusting how they make this stuff! (“Hey Mom, pass the bleached and chemically deodorized petroleum! Mmmm-mmmm!”)

So, what is the answer to this age-old mystery? What is the solution to this ever-pressing problem for homemakers the world over? Of course, you know I’m about to share that with you. 😉

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Flax butter!

Not only is it soft right out of the fridge, but it also tastes great AND has huge health benefits! Among other things, flax seed oil…

  • Helps burn body fat
  • Improves hair and nail growth
  • Improves skin
  • Reduces menopause symptoms

And I know the hair thing is true. My husband recalls the time at work when a co-worker (guess which gender) said to him, “Your hair is so shiny! What do you do to it?” To which he replied, quite confused, “Um…I wash it?” Gotta love men. But it occurred to him later that it is likely all the flax seed oil he is eating every day in his butter that makes his hair so shiny and thick.

Flax butter is super simple to make, too! So, are you ready to learn how? Here we go…

  1. Leave butter on counter to soften. Be sure you pick a good quality grass-fed, organic butter! Butter from grass-fed cows has healthy CLAs that fight cancer, among other things.
  2. Once softened, add 1/2 bottle of Barlean’s Flax Seed Oil. I like this brand because it is refrigerated and flax oil is a very unstable oil, going rancid very easily.
  3. Use beaters to chop butter a bit before turning on (or you will have a mess!) Then, turn on low and increase speed.
  4. Mix until well incorporated and butter is smooth and soft.
  5. Pour into glass containers, put on lids, and pop in the refrigerator.

You’re done! Not hard at all, huh? Do you have another idea for spreadable butter that you’ve tried? Share it with me below! 🙂

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