Friday, March 25, 2011

Cashew Cream - The Days of Dairy are gone. Soy next?

I wrote earlier about the downsides of cows milk. Unless you are allergic to nuts, this healthy alternative is by far better than milk or cream. Also, Cashew nuts makes you happier. True story! One handful of Cashew nuts, has similar effects as those of Prozac (according to Andrew W Saul, Ph.D).

As a master Googler Level 6 I have scanned the internet for various vegan recipes and most of them wants you to use Soy milk, cream or other Soy products. While I believe this is better than dairy, be careful how much Soy products you consume. Brendan Brazier wrote in his book "Thrive" that some experts call Soy the new Gluten as it's being used as a filler in so many products that we risk developing an intolerance to it. I never feed my kids Soy products. Use Cashew Milk or Cream instead, unless you are allergic.

Always, always buy ORGANIC Soy products. Soy production is being once of the big threats to the environment and also one of the crops being genetically modified by Monsanto - PURE effin' evil, my friends.

Cashew Milk and Cream is super easy to make, but you need a little planning as the Cashews needs to be soaked for at least eight hours. All you need is natural Cashews (I started writing natural nuts, but then I thought about soaking nuts and things got weird in my head) and some water.

  1. Soak the Cashews in enough water to cover them and about 2 cm (or 1") over.
  2. Leave them in the fridge or in a cool, dark place over night.
  3. Pour the nuts and water in your blender and mix until smooth.
  4. Depending on if you want a milky or creamy texture add water. You can't add Cashews afterwards so make up your mind before you start blending.
The Cashew milk or cream should be stored in clean glass bottle and will last in the fridge for a day or two.

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