The mighty cashew is as versatile as it is delicious plain. It’s a meaty, creamy nut that makes an excellent substitute for dairy products and this cashew crème recipe with organic greens powder is no exception.
Now, you may be wondering: what do you do with a cashew crème? But the more appropriate question may just be: what can’t you do with it?
Because the cashew is so versatile, this crème recipe can serve as a sweet or savory base: Use it as a creamy pasta sauce, add it to smoothies, turn it into a salad dressing, make it into a dessert, add it to smoothies, dips, even homemade ice cream! The possibilities teeter towards the endless end of the spectrum and you’ll find so much joy in having this cashew crème recipe around that you’ll just be itching for more ways to use it.
Of course, there’s one other important aspect to this recipe: we add organic greens powder and for very good reason. Like cashews, organic greens (we’re partial to oat and alfalfa grass, chlorella, spirulina, and kale in our mustHave greens) are also quite versatile and incredibly nutritious. Just a one-tablespoon serving of our mustHave greens includes 80 percent of the RDA for vitamin C, 40 percent for vitamin A and zinc, 8 percent of vitamin B12, 2 grams of protein and a host of other nutritional benefits including vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium.
Plus, like cashews, organic greens powder works in dishes both sweet and savory. They add a nice earthy flavor without being too overbearing.
Cashew Crème Recipe with Organic Greens Powder
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in several cups of water for 4-6 hours
½ cup water
1-2 teaspoons of greens powder
pinch sea salt
Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. Place into food processor or blender with ½ cup water, greens and salt. Blend until smooth.
To make chia porridge: add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup water. Let soak for twenty to thirty minutes. Stir in a few spoonfuls of cashew crème and serve.
For salad dressing: Mix ¼ cup cashew crème with 2 tablespoons olive oil, juice of one lemon, dash of red wine vinegar and chopped fresh herbs. Blend well.
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