Fresh Peaches and Raw Cashew Cream

by Sasha on August 15, 2011

I just love fresh fruit in the summer. This is dish is so yummy and easy that you will be surprised. Right now in my community there are a lot of fresh local peaches on hand. We have been going through peach after peach after peach. However this would also work with strawberries too.

Peaches and Cream

This dish provides you with a healthy cream to dip the peaches into. My daughter and husband had this eaten up in record time. I won’t tell you how fast, but I bet you can use your imagination. The great thing is that my daughter didn’t care what the cream was made of, she just loved it. To my daughters I add a sprinkle of ground flax and hemp seeds to give her some fibre and protein. The flax seed mixes in nicely with the cashew cream.

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make the cream:
1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 4-6 hours in water)
2 tbs extra virgin coconut oil
2-3 tbs of sweetener (agave, maple syrup, yacon or raw honey)
2 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla powder
3 tbs water (more if needed to make it fluffy)

First prepare cashews by soaking them in water for 4-6 hours.

Soak cashews and drain.

Rinse and drain cashews and put them in food processor and blend well.
Add the rest of the ingredients. You can choose the sweetener of your choice. I used a combination of agave and maple syrup. Maple syrup is not raw however often used by raw foodies for it’s flavour. You could also use raw honey if you wanted.

I prefer mine on the slightly less sweet side and with a heavier vanilla flavour. So you can adjust yours accordingly. Blend and blend until cream is fluffy and add to your peaches. This stores nicely in fridge, however it won’t last long!
Enjoy!!

Treat yourself to a healthy break.

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Kimmy August 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

Oh wow that looks *so* good. I can’t wait to try it!
Thanks for sharing =)

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