Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cashew Cream

This is something we whipped up to go along with our new favourite Chia Seed Pudding.  The creaminess balanced out the richness of the pudding beautifully.
Also, not bad over fresh fruit as well!!!

Cashew Cream

*1 cup raw Cashew nuts   *1/4 cup water  * 1 handful raw Almonds  * 1 Vanilla Bean or tsp Vanilla paste  * 3 tblspn Flaxseed or Canola oil

Blend cashews to a flour-like consistency
Add 2 tblspn water and the almonds and blend again
Add vanilla and the oil and blend well
Add more water as needed to reach the desired consistency

What we loved: the taste!  Creamy, slightly nutty and Oh So Yummy!
The ease of substituting this for normal dairy cream 
Thinking of more uses for it so we had an excuse to make more!!

What we didn't love as much: Our blender struggled with getting the mixture as smooth as we'd like (though there were never any complaints!).  We found it had a hard time after blending the cashews to then blend the almonds and water - it bogged down the bottom of the blender - next time we'll separate the two steps and tip out the cashews before blending the almond and see how that goes.

recipe courtesy of Raw Food - a complete guide for every meal of the day by Erika Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja

1 comment:

  1. looks yummo, gotta try that one. i've made cheesecake from cashews but not cream yet!