Smokey & Sweet Cashew Cheese

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
2 min 15 min 8
Smokey & Sweet Cashew Cheese
Health Rating

Ingredients


2 cup Cashew nuts, raw (soaked)
1 cup Sweet potato (cooked )
1/4 tsp Turmeric, powder
1/4 cup Nutritional yeast
2 tbsp Seaweed, agar, dried
1 1/2 tbsp Maple syrup, pure
2 1/4 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1/2 tbsp Paprika, smoked (to taste (use more if not using Liquid smoke))
2 drop(s) Liquid smoke

Instructions


Soak cashew nuts in advance.* Overnight is usually recommended but you can soak your nuts as quickly as two to three hours in advance. Soaking is great because it softens the cashews and makes for easier blending it also makes the nutrients such as magnesium, manganese, phosphorus more readily available for your body to absorb. It's also more likely to remove resin, pesticides or other substances that may have been on the surface. 

 

Mix all ingredients into a blender. I use a ninja pro and this blends really well. Before I had such a beautiful big, and powerful blender on hand, I still experimented with cashew cheese, I used to use a coffee grinder to grind my cashews bit by bit, it took a long time but it was totally worth it. However, if you do have a good blender, I recommend you use it as it will save you big time when it comes to the prep/cook time necessary to complete this recipe. 

 

Blend and flip mixture carefully every few minutes using a spatula to get the sides of the blender and to release the cashew mixture around the blades. Be careful. :) 

Continue to blend 5-10 minutes or until desired consistency. Continue to check and stir mixture regularly to ensure best even texture. 

Once you are satisfied with the texture, use a mould to shape the cheese. If you don't have one, you can use a plastic container and line it with parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 243
Calories from fat 131
Calories from saturated fat 22.9
Total Fat 14.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 16.0 mg
Potassium 354 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.9 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 5.3 g
Protein 9.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat Alternative 1.1
Vegetables 0.2

Energy sources


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