Whatever your morning routine consists of—bagels, bananas, or blended beverages—you’ll want to start including this slightly sweet and incredibly adaptable spread in your plans. Everybody likes getting a two-for-one, but the combination of agave nectar, salt, and cashew butter is more of a triple-threat. The richness of cashews makes a perfect base for both sides of this flavor combination. Slather a hearty helping on your cinnamon-raisin bagel, dollop a heaping spoonful on your oatmeal, or thicken your strawberry-spinach smoothie by dropping some into your blender with a little non-dairy milk for some serious rise-and-shine satisfaction. This versatile and creamy treat is a great evening addition too. Take the sweet spread out for a tapas dinner by spreading some on toasted crostini and top with VegNews Recipe Club’s Plum Basil Jam. With so many options available, a double-batch may be in order.
Makes about 1 cup
What You Need:
1/2 cup cashew butter
2/3 cup vanilla soy yogurt
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
What You Do:
1. In a food processor, add all ingredients and purée until smooth. Or, in a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together by hand.
2. Serve with fresh fruit, bagels, or rice crackers.
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