PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES BLEND TIME: 3 MINUTES SERVES 6 as a side
Cashews are a wonderful choice for our heart health as they are low in unsaturated fat.
Although maple syrup is a natural sweetener and should only be eaten sparingly, it is high in the minerals zinc and manganese that support our immune system, so there are minor health benefits to cheer about!
I cup soaked organic raw cashews (soak for about 4 hrs or overnight, drain and rinse before using)
1 - 2 tablespoons of water or almond milk
2 teaspoons maple syrup or to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon Celtic grey sea salt
Cinnamon to sprinkle like fairy dust on top!
- Drain and rinse the cashews and pop them into a blender or food processor.
- Add just 1 tablespoon of water (or almond milk), plus all the other ingredients and blend together.
- If you find the mixture is too stiff, add more water (or almond milk) - a tiny bit at a time until you reach the right consistency - you don't want to end up with a soup. It should be like double cream – sorry, that’s English cream – I mean, Canadian whipped cream! Taste it and see if it is sweet enough for you - maybe a tad more maple syrup? If not, you have just created your own sweet cashew cream! Sprinkle a little cinnamon on the top and then you’d better give yourself a helping before you hand it around, as there won’t be any left.