Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Cashew Cream Sauce! Roasted Brussels sprouts tossed in a Vegan creamy cashew sauce. A healthy spin on Brussels sprouts gratin that’s dairy-free & delicious. A healthy side dish to add to any meal. Vegan + Paleo + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Everyone keeps telling me I’ve lost weight. I can’t say I’ve noticed. Funny how other people notice it before you do! My clothes have been a little looser. What’s interesting is I haven’t changed anything diet-wise except I went off the pill last month to see if it would clear up the bizarre symptoms I was having. Despite my doctor telling me it was impossible for the pill to be causing them, I noticed a week after going off the pill a huge difference.
I was beginning to believe I was imagining it. But I knew in my gut that was causing me to feel like crud for months. It’s insane how a simple change can make a big difference in your weight and mental health! I guess you should always listen to your gut.
Speaking of gut, let’s talking about this gut filling Brussels Sprouts with Cashew Cream Sauce. I can’t even with this dish. And the fact that it’s not chocolate says a lot. You want to make this one, you really do.
This dish is a lighter version of Brussels Sprouts gratin that’s healthier and waist friendly because cashews are actually shown to help with weight loss.
It all starts with soaking raw cashews in water and blending them into a luscious, cream sauce. Have you done it? You need to! The sauce is thick and creamy. It resembles cheese in taste and texture. It’s one of my favorite ways to make a cream sauce that’s better for you. Come to think of it, it probably deserves it’s own post. One of these days!
Once you have your dreamy cashew cream sauce, you coat the Brussels sprouts in it and roast them at a high temperature for a long time until they’re crispy and slightly caramelized. Then devour them because they’re so good. Don’t believe me? Try it!
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Brussels Sprouts With Cashew Cream Sauce
Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Cashew Cream Sauce! Roasted Brussels sprouts tossed in a Vegan creamy cashew sauce. A healthy spin on Brussels sprouts gratin that's dairy-free & delicious. A healthy side dish to add to any meal. Vegan + Paleo + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
For the Cashew Cream Sauce
- 1 1/4 cups raw cashews
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Prepare a 2 1/2 quart baking dish by greasing with a little cooking spray.
Place cashews in a bowl of water and soak them 2 hours. Overnight is best. The longer you soak them the easier they are to digest.
Drain the cashews of the water and toss the in a food processor with 1 cup water, unsweetened almond milk, salt and lemon juice.
Blend on high until creamy and smooth. The texture will be thick. Add more water to thin it to the consistency you like.
Place Brussels sprouts in a large bowl with the cashew cream sauce, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
Bake uncovered at 400 F 40-45 minutes until roasted and crispy.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
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