If you feel like something sweet, I'm a strong believer in grabbing a piece of fruit in preference to cookies cake or candybars.
I love to place a huge platter of Strawberries with Maple Vanilla Cashew Creme on the table and let everyone dig in!
When it comes to using cashews in recipes like this, a lot of people recommend soaking the cashews, for an hour or even overnight. That's all well and good if you have the time go ahead - it will soften them and give them a creamier texture. But if you have a high speed blender like a Vitamix you can simply keep blending until you have your desired creamy, dreamy texture.
2 cups raw unsalted cashews
1/2 - 1 cup water (add 1/2 cup at first, then add more if the texture is too thick)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or your preferred sweetener - honey or a few drops of liquid Stevia)
Place all ingredients into Vitamix or other high speed blender.
Blend until a smooth, creamy texture is achieved. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more water until the desired consistency is achieved.
Serve with a big platter of divine fresh strawberries and enjoy!