A few slices of apple or pear dipped into this thick, protein-rich “cream” make a quick, nutritious and satisfying snack. It’s also delicious with celery sticks, and my son, whose obsession for sweetness appears to know no limits, likes this dip with slices of banana.
For best results, prepare this dip in advance and let it thicken in the refrigerator. It keeps for up to a week, and then you have something super quick to snack on when you need it.
1 cup raw cashews
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
A pinch of sea salt
In a small bowl, cover cashews with hot water. Let soak for 30 minutes. Drain the cashews, reserving the liquid. Transfer the cashews to a blender along with 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until creamy, adding more of the reserved liquid if necessary to get the mixture smooth and creamy but still thick. Chill. Serve with sliced apple, pear, celery, etc.