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{Raw, Vegan} Hemp Nacho Cheese

Hey beautiful friends!

Okay, there are few things I love more to work with in the kitchen than Spirulina, Coconuts, and Greens (or that could just be eat)… but HEMP is definitely another super-food that I don’t think I could live without.

Nutritionally-dense hemp seed is an incredibly nourishing food for many reasons:

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Hemp Benefits:

* Hemp is an exception source of essential fatty acids including Omega-3, 6, and GLA in the perfect balance.

* Shelled, hemp seeds are a more digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, and cow’s milk.

* They are rich in Vitamin E – great for healthy skin, hair, and nails.

* Hemp lowers blood pressure.

* It also improves cardiovascular circulation and function.

* Hemp reduces symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps.

* Improves recovery of muscles after exercise.

* Reduces inflammation and the symptoms of arthritis.

* Can be eaten by all – regardless of their intolerance to nuts, gluten, lactose, or sugar; there are NO known allergies to hemp foods.

Hemp is pretty awesome, right?

For just some of those reasons, I put it in anything and everything – especially when I’m creating food for those seeking to heal.

And one of the most incredible ways I’ve found to utilize it is by making a super creamy Nacho Cheese sauce.

You know when you go to football games and everyone has goopy processed cheese covering their corn chips? Yeah – it’s 100x better than that. PLUS, you can pour this on a bed of greens with some flax crackers, walnut meat, and some salsa and make a Rawkin Nacho Taco Salad. (See below: Recipe coming soon!)

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So without further ado, here is your new, favorite nacho cheese recipe which will serve as your go-to cheesy staple from here on out.

{Raw, Vegan} Hemp Nacho Cheese
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Recipe type: Dips & Dressings, Side
Cuisine: Raw & Vegan, Ketogenic
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Serves: 1½ Cups
 
An incredibly nourishing and delicious "cheesy" staple to have on hand. See how long it can last!
Ingredients
  • ⅓ Cup Water
  • 1-2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (seeded), and roughly chopped
  • 1 Cup Hemp Seeds
  • 2½ Tbsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 2 tsp Nama Shoyu (or Wheat-Free Tamari or Braggs Amino Acids)
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ⅛ tsp Turmeric Powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (like the BlendTec or Vita-Mix) and process until smooth and creamy.
  2. Enjoy with vegetable sticks, on a salad, or smothered over kale and dehydrated. (Makes some pretty bomb-diggity kale chips).
 

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**Because this ‘cheese’ recipe is abundantly high in natural, healthy fat, it is considered an acceptable recipe to use for the ketogenic diet. If you are new to this concept, especially how it can be in conjunction with the living foods diet, please see the FAQ located at the left-hand side of the top of the page.**

Enjoy!

Amanda Froelich