Given the choice, most people would pick healthy food if they could – especially if it tastes REALLY GOOD! And there’s certainly no shortage of tasty treats around, although they’re not always healthy.
Would it be handy to have a recipe up your sleeve for an all-natural crème option, that goes with any sweet treat…that’s also good for you? Then this recipe’s made just for you!
Get busy blending, for a great source of nutrients including iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and manganese, plus protein and the right kinds of fats.
Why? To satisfy both your urge to be healthy, and for something gorgeous to top off your dessert.
When? Any time it’s something-sweet-time!
Ingredients – You really need a high-speed blender to perfect your crème! – makes 2 cups of Crème Dream
1 cup raw cashews (presoaked for 3hrs minimum, rinsed and drained)
1-2 tbsp raw coconut treacle, or to taste
½ tsp natural vanilla extract – or more to taste
1 pinch celtic sea salt
½ – ¼ cup filtered water – according to the thickness you prefer
What to do
Place all the ingredients in your high-speed blender, except the water. For the water, begin with ¼ cup water and slowly add more to thin out your cream gradually, so that it’s exactly how you like it.
Use ‘puree’ mode if you have one, and blend until a gorgeous creamy consistency.
Keep in a BPA-free, airtight container in either the fridge, or if you’ve made more than you need, pop the surplus in the freezer.
Caution –You’ll probably be tempted to eat it all at once!
Top tips for your perfect Crème Dream
- Experiment with different flavours before serving eg. sprinkling with raw bee pollen, raw cacao nibs, grated raw chocolate, fresh blue berries, or soaked (& drained) raisins.
- Include organic and go with the raw options where you can – they often have more nutrients.
- Search-out your raw cashews in health food stores or pick-and-mix selections. Always purchase from a store where there’s a high turnover to make sure they’re fresh. You want even-coloured nuts that smell sweet, rather than those that have a bitter smell (this can be a sign that they’re likely rancid.) Make sure you store your cashews (all nuts, seeds, dried fruits) in a BPA-free or glass jar in the fridge for up to six months. It makes sense to pre-soak them before using to remove the factors that stop the enzymes in your nuts & seeds from working properly, and this also helps make them more digestible.
Take away – if you have any questions about blenders and best types etc, just message me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do make sure you put ‘Blenders- CB’ as your email subject line.
As seen in Sweet Living 2.13
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.