The benefits of nut butter are no secret. Nuts fuel your body with healthy fats and are a natural source of protein; both contribute to a lean, healthy body. But if you throw a scoop of peanut butter in your smoothie or on top of your morning oatmeal and call it a day, you could be missing out on a super versatile cooking ingredient. You're also missing out on all the peanut butter alternatives that exist—from almond to cashew to walnut butter--and their unique health benefits.
To get you out of your nut butter rut, private celebrity chef Ariane Resnick has shared five recipes that use NuttZo, an organic, gourmet seven nut and seed butter. We know a good PB&J takes you back to childhood, but try these grown-up dishes on for size.