Foundation Basics: CASHEW CREAM

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Foundation Basic: CASHEW CREAM


Ingredients
  • 1.5 cup raw cashews
  • 3 cups water
Instructions
  1. Soak 1.5 cups of raw cashews in enough water to cover and float the cashews overnight or at least 4-6 hours.  Soak overnight for best results.  Drain and blend in food processor until smooth and creamy.  Slowly add water to obtain desired consistency.  Each processor is different so it may take a few to several minutes.  Scrape the sides down periodically to ensure an even blend.  This makes around 1.5 to 2 cups blended.



  2. Can this be made ahead? Yes! I have had it stay good in the refrigerator for a week

    Is it freezer friendly? Yes! I usually put it in one cup containers to freeze and let it thaw slowly in the refrigerator a day or two before I use it. Or pull a 1 cup container out and use it all week.

Recipe Notes

**Generally speaking the amount of cashews you soak will be the amount you get creamed plus a little bit more with the water you add., essentially a 1:1 ratio (1 cup of raw cashews + soaking = 1 cup cream)

 

**What to make with the Cashew Cream??

-lunch time turkey wraps

-breakfast pizza

Add paleo mayonnaise, half a juiced lemon and ranch dressing seasoning, mix to taste.  Makes for a great dip for vegetables or pizza "sauce" for a veggie pizza.

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