• Ellie

Decadent Cashew Cream

Updated: Apr 21


Cashew Cream Parfait

Make an amazing creamy base for a filling breakfast, healthy snack or dessert!

This recipe is vegan, gluten free, paleo, and ridiculously delicious!


Just because we’re in the middle of a pandemic doesn’t mean we can’t get creative!

As a business owner, Massage Therapist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Movement Coach, finding the time to finally try new recipes was a little challenging. Sometimes in life, the things you ask for come in interesting ways...


Me: “I would like more time to work on my blog and try new recipes"

Universe: Cue global pandemic where everyone has to stay home

Me: “...Well that was a bit much but ok I’ll take it!"


You should know that I do not have that much experience in the kitchen. I love cooking and baking but I am just beginning when it comes to discovering easy and delicious plant-based recipes both for my clients and for myself!


So since I like things sweet & simple, I was really pleased to find this recipe since it is only 4 ingredients!! The star of the recipe; Cashews, are pretty incredible!


CASHEWS ARE AMAZING!

Cashews are an excellent source of Copper and a good source of Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium AND Zinc! They are known for their heart protective effects as well as their antioxidant benefits. 1/4 cup of raw cashews actually meets 98% of the Daily Recommended amount of Copper!


Copper is an essential component of several enzymes in the body. It has a role in physiological processes like utilizing iron, eliminating free radicals, and developing bone and connective tissue and producing skin and hair pigment.

So not only does this dish taste incredible but is incredible for you!





Ingredients:

2 cups of raw cashews

2 pitted medjool dates

pinch of sea salt (to taste)

1 cup water


Steps:

  1. Soak cashews & 2 pitted medjool dates in water overnight

  2. The next morning: drain the water

  3. Put all ingredients in a blender along with 1/2 cup of fresh water

  4. Add pinch of sea salt

  5. Blend all ingredients on high for a minute

  6. You can add more water depending on what consistency you'd like. For thinner cream simply add more water

  7. Taste test! & add sea salt to taste


So far I have LOVED using this cream as a topping on a bowl of fresh berries. For more textures you can add whatever toppings you'd like!

I personally love using:

  • hemp hearts (exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3)

  • chopped dates (rich source of iron and fibre)

  • cacao nibs (high in magneisum & iron)

  • walnut pieces (High in omega 3)

  • granola

Anything to add more nutrients, flavours, and textures!


Give this recipe a try! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @ellie_radocchia with your unique creations!


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