Superbowl Sunday is just around the corner and this raw & vegan sour cream recipe forms a perfect base for so many healthy party dips. Mix in some shallots, garlic and herbs for a creamy Vegan French “Boursin” Cheese dip, or pureed red peppers, chili and cayenne for a spicy “Southwest” variation perfect with cut up jicama, celery and carrots. For die-hard fans add pureed raw beets, fresh dill and parsley. Why eat raw? Raw food is rich in enzymes, which are protein molecules that act as biological catalysts for every chemical reaction in the human body including digestion. Enzymes give us energy to aid digestion and nutrient absorption. Cooking food at high temperatures destroys many of these living enzymes, which then requires our body to give energy to aid digestion and nutrient absorption. A diet rich in whole organic raw foods is energy giving and strengthens our immune system! Diets rich in cooked processed GMO foods deplete energy levels and compromise the immune system. Check out this past blog for more favorite raw food recipes. Feed Your Body Royally- eat more raw foods! Hail Merry has a line of delicious fresh on-the-go gluten-free raw snacks for home, school, office or travel.
Raw Sour Cream Recipe
Makes approximately 1 cup
1 cup cashews, soaked 4-6 hours and drained
½ cup water
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons raw organic apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated for up to one week.