In case you missed the previous post, I have teamed up with Erika of erikaelizabethnutrition.com to bring you guys this amazing recipe for Berry Cashew Custard. This recipe swap between me and this lovely lady is all apart of a huge giveaway we are doing with several other bloggers. You can find the details for the giveaway here. In addition, you can head over to get my recipe for Watermelon Granita over on Erika’s website!
Berry Cashew Custard by Erika Elizabeth Nutrition
I am a huge proponent of eating with the seasons, and locally when possible. Eating seasonally means that your food will contain optimal nutrients. In addition, foods that are in season at any particular time are the foods that will best support your health for the duration of that season. Summer is a great time to utilize the seasonal fruits to add color, flavor, and a little sweetness to various recipes. Berries, melons and peaches are some of my favorites!
In attempts to come up with a simple, yet, decadent summer recipe, I decided to whip up some Berry Cashew Custard. I am obsessed with this recipe for several reasons. First of all, it’s simple. It takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare. It can be eaten for breakfast, as a mid-afternoon snack, or for dessert! It’s an especially unique way to switch up your regular breakfasts. I have been loving this for breakfast lately because I feel amazing after I eat it, it gives me sustained energy, and it keeps me full all the way until lunch – not a lot of breakfasts do that for me.
Of course, we all know that berries are loaded with antioxidants. Raspberries in particular are extremely low glycemic (low in sugar), and high in fiber. These little gems are touted for their anti-cancer properties, due to their antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.
Cashews are an excellent source of minerals. Another component of cashews are proanthocyanidins, a class of polyphenols, which contain flavanols that inhibit the ability of cancer cells to divide and multiply. Cashews are loaded with all sorts of healthy fats that support optimal blood sugar balance, metabolism, and keep you satisfied for several hours later.
I’ve made this recipe rather low in sugar, sweetened with just a touch of raw honey, making it perfect at any time of the day. Try topping this delicious custard with fruit, coconut, cacao nibs, etc.
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 2 tbsp coconut manna
- 1.5 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of himalayan salt
- 1 6 oz. container raspberries
- 1-2 tbsp water
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth, then top with berries, cacao nibs, banana, coconut, etc!
I hope you all enjoy this amazing recipe and head over to www.erikaelizabethnutrition.com for more amazing recipes!