These are delicious! If you’ve been wanting to create no guilt, good for you snacks, these Raw Vegan Cheesy Cauliflower kernels will wet your appetite to keep creating more yummy raw snacks.
To see what eating raw vegan foods can do for you, go to my post:
RAW VEGAN – THE ANTICANCER DIET SIMPLIFIED.
The thing about raw vegan food preparation is it’s actually pretty easy to put together. What takes time and planning is the dehydrating part. When I was preparing this recipe, I decided to make some Sweet And Spicy Mixed Nuts as well, so I would have two types of snacks within the same amount of time.
When you purchase your ingredients, it’ll seem like you’re spending a lot of money, but think about it, some ingredients like the nutritional yeast, Miso, and sea salt, will last a long time and can be used in other recipes.
Also, always try to buy organic. There are some ingredients that’s almost impossible to find organic, like raw macadamia nuts. In that case, just go ahead and buy conventional.
In the past I have used macadamia nuts for this recipe because it’s rich and creamy, but because I couldn’t find organic ones, I switched to cashews instead. It’s just as good.
2 Whole Cauliflowers, cut into florets.
1 cup Raw cashew nuts, soaked for 8 hours
1 Red bell pepper, chopped
2 Lemons, juiced
1 Tbsp White Miso
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 Garlic clove
3/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 Cup Water, if needed
Place Cauliflower florets in a large bowl. Set aside.
Place all ingredients, except the water, into the Vitamix and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, then add a bit of water, just a little at at time. You don’t want it too thin. You want it to be able to coat your cauliflower florets.
Pour the mixture over the cauliflower in the big bowl and mix with your clean hands. Be sure to massage cauliflower so the cheese sauce will coat it thoroughly.
Once the cauliflower is fully coated, spread it onto a non-stick teflex sheets, making sure they don’t touch each other and won’t be clumpy when done.
Place it in the dehydrator at 105°F for approximately 24 hours or until crispy.
And it’s done!
You can use the cheese sauce for other recipes like Kale chips. Just do the same thing except use torn up kale instead of cauliflower.
You can also use it for dipping fresh cut veggies like carrots, celery, broccoli, etc.
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NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF THIS RECIPE
This is a raw food recipe. That means it’s loaded with electrical energy from enzymes, minerals and vitamins. Electrical energy is vital to effectively metabolize the carbs, protein and fat we eat for energy. If we didn’t have enough electrical energy, these macronutrients would be stored as fat.
Always try to eat raw, living food.
- A cruciferous vegetable and contains a phytonutrient, indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane. These help the liver in detoxifying your body, keeps inflammation down and inactivates carcinogens.
- Helps boosts HDL choloesterol, the good kind, and aids in lowering high blood pressure.
- Contains Vitamins C and K, which helps with collagen production and prevents bone loss.
- Contains glutathione and Choline, which helps in fighting infection and aids in gut health.
- Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These include Vitamins, B6, K and E, and copper, zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. The antioxidants are lutein and zeaxanthin, which help with eye health in protecting from light damage and reducing the risk of cataracts.
- Helps to manage weight with mono and polyunsaturated fats which decreases risk of diabetes, cardiac disease and cancer.
- Boosts immunity with beta-1,3 glucan, trehalose, mannan, glutathione, selenium, and potassium, which protects the tissues from cell damage, reduce the risk of cancer and helps lower cholesterol.
- Contains probiotics for good gut health and digestion.
- A great source of protein. It contains 9 out of the 18 amino acids your body requires but doesn’t produce.
P. Allen Smith Garden Home https://pallensmith.com/2017/09/13/health-benefits-cauliflower/
Health Line https://www.healthline.com/health/are-cashews-good-for-you#1
Dr Axe https://draxe.com/nutritional-yeast
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