Peaches and Cashew Cream

I just love fresh fruit in the summer. This is dish is so yummy and easy that you will be surprised. Right now in my community there are a lot of fresh local peaches on hand. We have been going through peach after peach after peach. However this would also work with strawberries too.

This dish provides you with a healthy cream to dip the peaches into. My daughter and husband had this eaten up in record time. I won’t tell you how fast, but I bet you can use your imagination. The great thing is that my daughter didn’t care what the cream was made of, she just loved it. To my daughters I add a sprinkle of ground flax and hemp seeds to give her some fibre and protein. The flax seed mixes in nicely with the cashew cream.

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make the cream:

1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 4-6 hours in water)
2 tbs and 1 tsp of Extra virgin coconut oil
2-3 tbs of sweetener (agave, maple syrup, yacon or raw honey can be used. Or any combination)
3 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla powder
3-4 tbs water (more if needed to make it fluffy)
ground flax (optional for added fibre sprinkled on top)

First prepare cashews by soaking them in water for 4-6 hours.

Rinse and drain cashews and put them in food processor and blend well. Add the rest of the ingredients. You can choose the sweetener of your choice. I used a combination of agave and maple syrup. Maple syrup is not raw however often used by raw foodies for it’s flavour. You could also use raw honey if you wanted.

I prefer mine on the slightly less sweet side and with a heavier vanilla flavour. So you can adjust yours accordingly. Blend and blend until cream is fluffy and add to your peaches. This stores nicely in fridge, however it won’t last long!


Just a note if you have not voted yet. Please go and "Like My Sunwarrior Raw Smoothie" . First you must "Like" the SunWarrior Page, then like my smoothie pictured below.

Contest ends August 18th.

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  1. This recipe looks so amazing, yet simple. I am looking to add more raw recipes into my diet. I love to find recipes that help me use the produce that is in season. It is usually available at the farmer's market at the best price when it is abundant. Can't wait to try it.

  2. OMG I love this recipe! I was wondering how I could do something with cashews in my Vitamix and there you gave me a great idea! Thank you so much ... keep em coming!

  3. Sasha, that looks so good! I think I will make this for our Labor Day get together. Thanks for sharing! Voted for you! Good luck, Girl! ;-) xo

  4. Hi Heather,

    So glad that you are going to try it. Fresh produce is the best. The flavour and nutrients can't be beat.

  5. Hi Tanya,

    Yeah you have a Vitamix. We are in business then for some great recipes!! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  6. Hi JodyLynn,

    Great to hear that you will make this. You could do them in little glasses for presentation or just on a large plate. Hope you have a great day and thanks for voting.:)

  7. Sasha!!! Peaches and Cream looks amazing-that is a great party dip to use!!! I bet it would go over well during a summer picnic!!!

  8. Thanks Samantha,

    Yes actually it would be great for a picnic. Never really thought of it that way. However is would be super easy to bring. Even on a road trip too. Thanks for you comments.

  9. Sasha, this sounds heavenly! I love that it's vegan too. When you say that it won't last long (I assume you mean that it's so tasty that it will get gobbled up quickly!), but I also wondered how long it will keep in the fridge? And in your beautiful photos it looks fresh whipped so it may lose some of that in the fridge? Just curious. It looks like a great afternoon snack or dessert. Yum! Thanks for sharing. Love that it's something I can do in my Vitamix too.

  10. Hi Laurie,

    Thanks for your comment. Yes you are right. It won't last long because it will get eaten quickly. :) Especially if you have lots of fresh fruit or company. It will keep for a at least 3-4 days in the fridge, probably more. You could actually freeze this if needed. I actually found that it stayed fairly fluffy in the fridge. I just used a fork to stir it up a few times before serving.

    You will be able to do it in the Vitamix. However you might find it easier in the Food Processor. In the Vitamix you may need a tbs spoon or so more of water. Enjoy.

  11. This looks soooo yummy, Sasha! Thank you for sharing your amazing, creative raw recipes - I've been working a lot of raw food into my diet and definitely notice how much lighter and more refreshed I feel.

  12. My mouth is watering! Gorgeous images and great recipe for the cream! gonna make some tonight! Thank you!
    I have voted for you number one smoothie! and I DO think its number one!

  13. Emelie,

    Thanks for you comments. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling lighter and refreshed from raw food. Isn't it great how our food can make us feel.

  14. Hi Kathleen,

    I love your enthusiasm and support. I hope you enjoy the recipe and thank you for your vote. :)

  15. Yum! Your pictures jump off the page. I almost want to leave right now and find a fresh market and make my own. Thanks for sharing the little tid-bits about storing it in the fridge, etc. So helpful!

  16. You had me at "cashew cream" ...mmmm, my fave! I love it sweet and savory. With raw brownies is usually how I do it, but I'm so open to other accessories :)

  17. I printed it out and will try it soon. I love cashews but my husband doesn't like them much. He likes peanuts. We always have cashews and peanuts in fridge for nibbling. I'm wondering, have you ever tried peanuts instead of cashews? Would it be nice? I'm guessing it might be something like peanut butter?

  18. yum! i need to go peach picking soon.

    ps - i like your new header!

  19. Loralee

    Thank you for your comments. Good to know that you think the tips are useful.

  20. Lisa,

    Wow with brownies sounds very rich and yummy. I will give that a try.

  21. Suki,

    I prefer cashews as they have a bland taste and then you can add flavour to them. I think a peanut or almond butter whip would be good with a chocolate dish or even bananas. Yum.

  22. Okay I need to stop reading your posts so early in the morning because they are so mouth watering it makes me want some :) As always yummy!


  23. That looks fabulous! I'm going to have to give it a try. Cashews and peaches... yummy!

    I also voted for your smoothie!

  24. Hi Alara,

    Next time I should try to do a breakfast meal for you:) Thanks for your comments.

  25. Jenny,

    Thanks for your comments and also for your vote!

  26. oh how yummy! Looks like a wonderful summer treat!

  27. Hello,
    Thanks for a wonderful recipe! I wonder where you buy raw cashews?

  28. Looks yummy! Peaches are available at every farmers market in Stouffville, and sweet! I will try this recipe!

  29. Tatiana,

    Well it depends where you live. I can get them at my local health food store and in bulk. You can also find them online. Where are you located?

  30. Heidi and Erin,

    Yes I can't believe we are in August. I am trying to enjoy all produce from the summer. Thanks for your comments.

  31. Sasha, I live in London, Ontario.

  32. Hi Tatiana,

    Oh that is so great. We live very close to each other. If you are ever in Kitchener let me know. You can probably find them at a local health food store, bulk barn or online at upaya naturals. Upaya has free shipping if you order in bulk over $100. We are having a raw meet up Sept. 9th is you drive.

  33. Hi Sasha,
    Thanks for your answer. I believe, bulk barn only has roasted cashews. I'll check out upaya naturals website, thanks!
    Unfortunately, I'm not driving, so most likely I won't be able to make it on Sept. 9th.
    Thanks for your wonderful blog! It's very helpful, since I'm currently trying to increase the amount of raw food in my diet.


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