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We have an easy vegan dessert recipe for these holidays or any other occasion you are in need of a treat. This Cashew Mousse Vanilla is a healthy and delicious option. You will want to indulge often on this one so be aware.
We don't have many dessert recipes here at vegan.io. I think at home we are not massive fans of dessert. We definitely enjoy the sweets, and since is the holiday season I thought it would be a good idea to share this recipe I've had under my sleeve for a while now.
I love this recipe because it's incredibly easy to make, super delicious, and on the healthier side. I've found really hard to get all these requirements into one same recipe. So, I had to put something together that would tick all the boxes.
The process of making this healthy dessert is one of my favourite parts. There is really not much to it. I don't call it a raw recipe because we have tofu in it. However, aside from the tofu, it is simply a bunch of raw fresh ingredients all mixed in together.
We are using silken tofu to get the creamiest consistency ever. Cashews will make the dessert creamy but in order to get a mousse consistency, we needed a bit of help. Silken tofu and soy yogurt will help us get it just right.
To get the most out of the cashews and tofu we need to consider a couple of things. First, we need to soak the cashews in cold water. This will help a ton when we put them through the blender. They'll be soft and easy to manage.
Also, we need to make sure we are using silken tofu for this recipe. Tofu is curdled soy milk, two it crumbles. Silken tofu is prepared without curdling. Therefore, we don't have any curdles. Instead, we get the super creamy and soft consistency we are after.
Having a beautiful mousse-like consistency is great. However, we need to get the right taste here. And, cashews and soy sound pretty bland in my world. So, we added vanilla extract, maple syrup, and even blended in some strawberries.
The maple syrup and vanilla extract will add a sweet, rich, buttery, almost caramel-like taste. And with the strawberries blended in, we get a super unique fruity taste. This mix makes it super kid and adult-friendly.
I like adding some bits of fruit, both to have something to chew on and to make it pretty. Here you can take it wherever you want. I usually save some strawberries and add that. However, you can add different kinds of berries, other fruits, even some edible flowers that will make it look extra pretty.
At home, we love this healthy dessert. As I said, is great for these or any other festivities. And, if you are looking for a midweek treat without feeling guilty, you can defiantly indulge in this beauty!
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 361||From Fat 168|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||28.7%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16.3%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 33g||11.1%|
|Dietry Fiber 3g||10.1%|
|Vitamin A 0µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.18mg||8.9%|
|Vitamin C 25.98mg||43.3%|
|Vitamin D 16.56IU||4.1%|
|Vitamin E 0.44mg||1.5%|
|Vitamin K1 13.58µg||17%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.38mg||3.8%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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