Who says butter has to be all about cows? Research shows that dairy products interfere with digestion and can cause dietary disruptions and acne. This incredible recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free as soy is also known to be a culprit behind many digestive health issues.
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Kid tested and family approved, this “butter” will be all the rage at your house. Easy to make, these featured ingredients are blended in a food processor for a quick, easy spread or dip: fresh avocado, cashews, fresh frozen lima beans (as a substitution for edamame), lemon and lime juice, fresh basil leaves, unsweetened non-dairy coconut yogurt, garlic, sea salt, black pepper and a little olive oil. Enjoy as a dip with fresh vegetables such as bell pepper, cucumber, celery and carrots.
A great substitution for mayonnaise, this Avocado Cashew Butter recipe is filled with healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and is naturally very low in sugar. A great recipe that promotes fat burn, weight loss, increased energy, and healthy skin and hair.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
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Avocado Cashew Butter
Who says butter has to be all about cows? Research shows that dairy products interfere with digestion and can cause dietary disruptions and acne. This incredible recipe is vegan, glutenfree, dairyfree and soyfree as soy is also known to be a culprit behind many digestive health issues.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 cups fresh frozen lima beans
- 2 tablespoons raw cashews
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy coconut "yogurt"
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional
- In a food processor or blender, add all ingredients, including chia seeds, if using.
- Puree until smooth.
- Serve chilled or at room temperature as a spread on sandwiches or as a dip with fresh vegetables such as celery, bell pepper slices, cucumbers, raw broccoli, or squash.