I’ve had one version or another of cashew butter a couple of times this year in high-end restaurants. One as a dessert, the other with the main course. Cashews contain heart healthy benefits similar to olive oil. So, if you are looking for foods with cardio-protective benefits, this would be great for you. And yummy, too!
I make my version sweet adding coconut sugar and cinnamon. I eat a dollop (about 2 tablespoons) each night as my evening snack with some sliced apples or pears. It really fills the belly before bed. (I like to eat a snack before bed, a big no-no for many people, but I’ve done it for years….shhhh).
First, soak 1 cup of cashews in water, enough to cover, for at least 2 hours. You’ll notice that they really soften up!
After the cashews have softened up really well, drain them and then throw in a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, with 1/2 cup of water, coconut sugar, vanilla, a pinch of salt and cinnamon. Blend until nice and creamy, at least a minute. Until it looks like this….
Now you’re done! Easy peasy!! This cashew butter usually last me about a week.
I recommend a Vitamix similar to this one. Ours is used every day.
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- 1 Cup Raw Cashews
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- Pinch of Cinnamon
Soak cashews in enough water to cover for at least 2 hours until softened. Drain. Blend in high-powered blender with rest of ingredients. Enjoy with fruit as a snack!