Last week I was interviewed for a podcast, which I'll share tomorrow, and the host asked me for quick, mid afternoon snack idea. And I realized I should be sharing these kind of facts with you too...how to make healthy happen in regards to snacking, without having to put in a lot of work.
There is a *little* work required for this recipe, but not a lot...and you can make loads of the main component of this dish ahead of time. Even if your blender is on it last legs, it can handle the demands of this recipe. Needless to say, I LOVE this recipe and I know you will too!
Cashew Cream Fruit Parfait is an exercise is devastating deliciousness that comes easy. Cashews are high fat, but the good kind so it leaves you feeling full and satisfied without needing too much (it shuts off the hungry valve- perfect for mid-afternoon hunger and sweet cravings), and cashews soaked and blended make for a rich, pudding-like treat.
This recipe is a meal planning dream, because you can DOUBLE, TRIPLE or QUADRUPLE this recipe and store in portions in the freezer, and thaw to enjoy with...
NOW THIS IS THE FUN PART...
I chose berries because you can literally purchase, wash and eat them right out the same container; but if you want to put in the time, you can saute apples, peaches, pears, mango or whatever you want. But know that berries are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat, because unlike most fruit, we consume the seeds; and, as mentioned, they require zero prep to eaten with cashew cream.
Feeling frisky? Top with some granola...treat the cashew cream like you would a pudding; and as far as amount per serving a 1/4 cup with fruit and/or granola will satisfy you hours!
I was feeling even friskier and I had a tiny bit of kombucha left, so I added it to the cream and berries and HOLY SMOKES, it was like a delicious dance on my tongue.
You most certainly do not have to make this variation- kombucha is not to everyone's taste; but I knew I had to share for those that do love it ;)
BLOOD SUGAR BALANCING, and perfect for MID-AFTERNOON HANGRY'S...this cashew cream berry parfait is worth taking 5minutes of your time to make!