Most people would prefer a healthy option if possible – the tastier the better! And there’s certainly no shortage of tasty treats around, although they’re not always healthy.
Time to get blending,for a great source of nutrients including phosphorus, magnesium, antioxidants and manganese, plus the right kinds of fats and low glycaemic index.
Lemon Cashew Drizzle
Why? Perfect over most salads, especially those with spinach, rocket, young thinly-sliced silverbeet or even cabbage
When? You need inspiration!
Ingredients – A high-speed blender is ideal – makes 1/2 cup of Dressing
1/2 cup raw cashews (presoaked for 3hrs, rinsed and drained)
1 T miso paste
¼ cup parsley
Juice of a lemon
Pinch freshly ground salt
½ tsp agave/honey or a few drops of stevia – according to taste
What to do
Place all the ingredients in your high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Adjust to your taste using the agave/honey and salt.
Drizzle over your salad, and garnish with parsley tops or pre-soaked sesame seeds.
Store any leftovers in a BPA-free, airtight container in the fridge for a few days
Top tips for your perfect Drizzle
• Experiment with different garnishes – coconut bacon is a fun option!
• 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 freezer 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. – be great to hear from you!
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 20 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, certified raw, vegan, gluten-free chef, educator, writer and health mentor. She lives in Auckland with her husband Chris, relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.