Cashew Cream, the New Alfredo Pasta Sauce you didn’t know you were missing!

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Regular Alfredo sauce has this wicked good tasty of creamy cheese but sometimes isn’t made of the most fuelling ingredients. Nutritional yeast which is what gives this recipe with cheesy flavour is a gluten free, non dairy alternative to actual cheese! The nutritional yeast has B vitamins, iron and even some fiber. The cashews give this recipe a lovely full flavour and contain magnesium as well as zinc which are both essential for cellular functions in our bodies. So try this sauce today on some zucchini noodles!

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Ingredients:

-2 cups raw cashews (preferably soaked)
-1/2 cup water
-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
-1 Tbsp nutritional yeast (This magical cheese tasting powder is available at bulk barn and other health food stores)
-1/2 tsp sea salt
-The juice from 1/2 lemon
-1 small clove of garlic

“Pasta”
-1 to 2 small zucchinis
-1 tsp olive oil
-1 tsp salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Place the cashews in a bowl and cover with water, allowing them to soak for at least 20 minutes. That is the bare minimum, however I like letting them sit for either 2 hours or overnight. The longer you let them sit the smoother the sauce. Once done soaking, drain and rinse the cashews and discard the water!

2. I use a blender of food processor. Add in nuts and water and blend for 20 seconds. Then add in the cider vinegar, the yeast, sea salt, lemon juice, and garlic clove and blend again. You may wish to add a small amount more of water.

3. Shred Zucchini on a cheese grater and saute with some olive oil with the salt and pepper for 3 minutes.

Pour the now prepared cashew alfredo sauce on and enjoy!

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