Cashew Crema from The Vitamix Cookbook by Jodi Berg

As we continue looking through the recipes in The Vitamix Cookbook by Jodi Berg, we’re discovering how amazing this machine really is! The Vitamix can be used for so much more than making smoothies – case in point, today we’re sharing a recipe for Cashew Crema, a non-dairy sweetened topping that can be used in place of whipped cream. Light, flavorful, and a cinch to make, try this cream at your next dinner party to top off nearly any dessert. This is just one of over 200 recipes  in The Vitamix Cookbook, which features simple, scrumptious, easy-to-prepare recipes that use a Vitamix blender—most taking less than thirty minutes. It’s on sale next week, October 13th, but pre-order your copy before then and fill out this form to receive a free Vitamix water bottle (while supplies last).

Cashew Crema

040_Vitamix_cashew_crema_321This lightly sweet, decadent cashew crema is a vegan’s answer to whipped cream. Spoon this crema over fresh fruit or a slice of vegan cake for a delicious after-dinner treat.

PREPARATION: 15 minutes PROCESSING: 1 minute YIELD: 2 cups (480 ml)

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces (227 g) extra-firm tofu, drained
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) agave nectar
  • ¾ cup (114 g) cashew pieces
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Place all the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.

Refrigerate until well chilled before using.

AMOUNT PER 2 TABLESPOON (30 ML) SERVING: calories 70, total fat 4 g, saturated fat 0.5 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 50 mg, total carbohydrate 6 g, dietary fiber 0 g, sugars 4 g, protein 2 g

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