Looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth that won’t leave you feeling like a bad yogi? Go raw. “Raw living foods provide us with abundant energy and life force. They are easier to digest and will help your yoga practice take flight” says Christa Orecchio, nutritionist and founder of The Whole Journey. But you don’t have to become a strict raw foodist to reap the benefits of a raw diet. Next time you want a sweet treat, try Christa’s raw, vegan, and sugar-free Cashew Cake Batter Pudding recipe below.
Have your cake and eat it, too:
You won’t need to turn on the oven for this tasty dessert, but you will need to plan ahead and soak your cashews for at least an hour before hand. By soaking cashews, enzymes are activated, making their protein more bio-available and diluting fat content.
Try Christa’s easy six-ingredient Cashew Cake Batter pudding for dessert tonight.
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Refrigerate and serve cool. For added pleasure, combine with raw cacao nibs before refrigerating. Top with organic raspberries.
Cashews are already lower in fat than most nuts and 75% of their fat is unsaturated. They are also rich in magnesium, needed for strong bones, and also contain copper, which is vital for the function of enzymes involved in combining collagen and elastin. Chrsta says this translates to providing both substance and flexibility in bones, something we yogis can all appreciate.