Sweet Treat Cashew Cream

1.11.16 / 1 comment

Strawberries stuffed with cashew cream

What better way to start  off a party than with a delicious appetizer, or end it with a delectable dessert? Whether the party is for an intimate dinner gathering, or a wild game night, tasty dips are always sure to impress. That’s why we love our vegan cashew cream–the bold flavors and impressive nutrition content pair beautifully with almost any food of your choice. Not only does this cream make a great party food, it also contains a healthy dose of cashews, which are a heart healthy nut.  Cashews contain about 66% heart healthy monounsaturated fats, and have a lower fat content than other nuts. Studies have shown that eating foods which contain monounsaturated fats may be beneficial for blood glucose levels and insulin responses, which is important for those with diabetes (1). Along with blood glucose improvements, monounsaturated fats have been shown to help reduce triglyceride levels, as high triglyceride levels are associated with an increase for heart disease (2). So, the next time you want to use a fun dip with a meal, try out our cashew cream! The delicious flavors and amazing nutrition benefits are sure to leave you and your loved ones smiling for hours.

 

Sweet Treat Cashew Cream
 
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Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sorghum syrup or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Add cashews, water, sorghum or maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sea salt to either a high speed blender or a nutria-bullet.
  2. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes, or until creamy.
  3. If it seems too thick add an additional tablespoon of water.
  4. Serve.
Notes
Cashews should be soaked overnight or for at least 2 hours, or boil the cashews for 20 minutes until soft then rinse them with cold water.

Cashew cream is a delicious addition to dip with fruit or to add on top of pie, mousse, and muffins. It is also a great whipped cream substitute.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tablespoon Calories: 65 Fat: 5 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 4 g Sugar: 1.5 g Sodium: 1.5 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

(1): American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Differential effects of saturated and monounsaturated fat on blood glucose and insulin responses in subjects with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8561067

(2): American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. High monounsaturated fatty acid diets lower both plasma cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10584045

Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to The Sorghum Checkoff. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

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