Nut Base’s are such a versatile way to make cooking at home easier. They can be made from a variety of nuts but today we are sharing a tried and true recipe made with Raw Cashews & Raw Almonds. The best thing I like about nut bases is the endless amount of use for it. For example, Nut base when blended with Water turns to Nut milk. When blended with Cacao and coconut oil turns into a Chocolate spread. When mixed with Gluten-free flours and Dairy-free milk it can become wraps or crepes. The possibilities seem endless. The best part is YOU control whether you want it RAW or cooked all depending on what you are looking for.
According to NCBI, “Epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease and gallstones in both genders and diabetes in women. Nuts contain sizeable amounts of folate (Table 1) , a B-vitamin necessary for normal cellular function.”
Let’s go over a couple of key nuts and how they benefit our body & heart.
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Not only are they high in Fiber but also a great way to increase your Calcium levels. According to a study, “In 2003 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved manufacturers to state on food labels that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
Measurements: In ¼ cup, there is 4g of Fiber, 7g of protein & 5g of Carbs
Low in fat and calories, these nuts have a healthy amount of Phytosterols. “Phytosterols at pharmacological doses were used sparingly as cholesterol-lowering agents for several decades.”
Measurements: In ¼ cup, there is 1g of Fiber, 5g of protein & 8g of Carbs
Great source of Manganese and help protect against “bone demineralization, arterial hypertension, insulin resistance, and overall cardiovascular risk.” (site)
Measurements: In 100 g. there is 0g of Fiber, 15g of protein & 17g of Carbs
According to News-Medical, “alongside a diet low in saturated fats, Walnuts may reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease.” These brain-shaped nuts do help in improving cognitive functions and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Measurements: In 100 g. there is 0g of Fiber, 14g of protein & 14g of Carbs
High in fat, these nuts are great for a keto diet. These nuts can help with improving gut health, diabetes, heart disease, and weight loss.
Measurements: In ¼ cup, there is 1g of Fiber, 3g of protein & 3g of Carbs
Our Cashew Almond Nut Base can be used with a mix of any nuts, as long as you soak for the right amount of time, remember there is no one right way to do things, testing is the way!
How To Make Cashew Almond Nut Base
Time needed: 12 hours and 20 minutes.
- Day 1:
In a bowl, place your raw cashews and almond nuts. Cover with filtered water to soak for 12 – 16 hours.
- Day 2
- Remove the skin from the almonds and split the cashews in half.
- Season with salt and pepper. Remove from flame. If desired you can strain the au jus sauce but we kept the In your blender, add in your soaked cashew and almond nuts, and filtered water. Blend until a creamy nut base forms.
- Pour your cashew & almond nut base into your airtight glass jars. Store up to 5 days for maximum freshness in your refrigerator.