Cashew for Vegans

What does vegan mean?
A vegan diet is a strict form of vegetarianism and is characterized by the total avoidance of products derived from animals. Vegans do not consume any kind of meat, seafood, dairy-products, eggs or any other animal product, such as honey or gelatin. A balanced vegan diet is consisting of plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and grains.

Cashew in Vegan Diet

  • Cashews are one of the best plant-based alternatives to dairy. You can blend cashews to make cheese, milk, cream and dips, allowing you to enjoy the creamy taste and texture that we love, without the nasty consequences of consuming dairy products. Awesome, right?

  • Instead of allowing dairy to wreak havoc on your system, using cashew nuts as a base in your meals will benefit your health. Nuts are a great plant-based source of antioxidants. An analysis of four studies showed that subjects who consumed nuts more than four times a week lowered their risk of heart disease by 37% compared to those who didn’t eat nuts. Cashews contain high levels of copper, which is essential for energy, strong bones and flexibility of blood vessels. And, out of all nuts, cashews are one of the lowest in fat.

  • As well as helping to support your overall health, making cashews a staple in your kitchen will allow you to make so many tasty dishes.

10 Vegan Food Hacks with Cashew

  1. Cashew Milk
  2. Cashews are naturally creamy and make delicious milk when blended with water.

  3. Cashew Cheese
  4. The latest trend in vegan cheese is making your own. From creamy cheese spreads to firm blocks of sliceable cheese, cashews make it possible to satisfy your cheese cravings with none of the cruelty.

  5. Sweet Cashew Cream
  6. Cashews can be used to make a sweet cream for cakes and pies or as a drizzle for fresh fruit and other desserts.

  7. Savory Cashew Cream
  8. Using the same base of cashews blended with water or milk, you can also make a savory cashew cream.

  9. Vegan Cheesecake
  10. Cheesecake is one of people’s favorite desserts. It’s rich, creamy and decadent. It can also be dairy-free thanks to cashews.

  11. Cashew Butter
  12. Everyone loves peanut butter but when you’re up for a change, try cashew butter. It’s rich, creamy and a little more grown-up than peanut butter. You can buy jars of cashew butter but it’s so easy and more economical to make it yourself.

  13. Thick & Creamy Soups
  14. One way to thicken soups while adding rich flavor is to add ground cashews or cashew butter. Adding blended cashews to soups is a smart way to make creamed soups without dairy. It also adds healthy fats and protein to your soups.

  15. Ice Cream
  16. Blend up some cashews with non-dairy milk, something sweet and some vanilla and you have your own homemade ice cream.

  17. Condiments
  18. It can get pretty pricey to buy lots of condiments and they may not always have ingredients you can feel good about. As long as you have cashews, you can make your own condiments.

  19. Pasta Sauce
  20. One of my favorite pasta sauces is Alfredo Sauce which is rich, thick and luxuriant. You can feel better about eating it when you make it with healthy cashews.