Berries & Cream
This easy recipe makes a fantastic afternoon snack, dessert, or even breakfast for the whole family. That's right, even my kids ate this one!
Which is good, because berries pack a serious antioxidant punch. Every day, we oxidize a little bit more as a result of the aging process. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which speed up oxidization in the body. We come into contact with free radicals on a daily basis: air pollution, chemicals in drinking water, preservatives, food dyes, excessive UV light, pesticides on produce, etc. Even if we are super careful and take all the precautions, we will inevitably come into contact with free radicals in your daily life.
Because this is largely out of your control, its important to take steps to detox these harmful toxins regularly and replenish your antioxidants daily. The good news is antioxidants run rampant in the plant kingdom, and some foods are SUPERCHARGED with these free radial fighters. Berries are those foods.
So grab a big 'ole bowl of berries and settle in. You're about to zap some free radicals!
1 cup of raw cashews, soaked for at least 1 hour
1/2 cup of maple syrup
Zest and juice of one lemon
Pinch of salt
Combine cashews, maple syrup, lemon zest and juice, and salt to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Arrange fruit of choice in a bowl or fashionable glass, if you're entertaining. Drizzle lemon cream over the top of the fruit and add more zest or a mint leaf on top!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.