30 Jun, 2012
Posted by: Angela Leeds In: Angela's Favorite Recipes
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This was one of my first raw foods recipes, and it’s still a favorite of mine. As long as I can find raw macadamia nuts, this also tends to be a staple recipe for me, although that will go out the window when money is tight because, alas, those macadamias aren’t cheap.
My original recipe for this is for a single, filling meal (less can be used, of course). So below are the measurements for a larger quantity (X 8), as shown.
One thing: the quality of vanilla used does matter. I always made it with a wonderful Tahitian vanilla I would get at Whole Foods, or a Mexican vanilla a friend had gifted me. The recipe was always fabulous. But right now I have an organic vanilla that isn’t as aromatic as I’m used to, and the recipe suffers, in my opinion.
Also: I prefer this on the saltier side. Brings out the sweetness of the fruit, and I don’t care for overly sweet things. When I’m jacking up the raw, I’m always craving more savory. A good quality undemineralized salt (like Himalayan Crystal salt) works wonders for me here. I’ve included a more conservative measurement below; I use more.
How do use this? Make it, store it in the fridge in a glass container, and crumble onto fresh fruit, then pour over some fresh almond milk (or any other favorite nut or seed mix, or any combo — almond, pumpkin seed, pecan, walnut, hazelnut, cashew or hemp seed).
Flavored nut milks are delicious with the fruit as well — consider adding the following: rose water, orange blossom water, lemon oil, raw cacao, or cinnamon and/or nutmeg. Also, turmeric powder, cold-pressed coconut oil, ginger, galangal, or cayenne can contribute some additional health benefits.
Vanilla, Macadamia and Hempseed Fruit Topping
Large Batch (8 filling servings)
- 2 cups raw macadamia nuts
- scant 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/8 (or more) quality natural salt, such as Himalayan Crystal salt
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon quality vanilla extract
Combine in food processor until the macadamias are broken down but still chunky. Over-combining will give a rather “tahini”-like flavor to this. I prefer the vanilla flavor to come through.
Single serving recipe:
- 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- dash quality natural salt
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine as above, but because this is a much smaller amount, you will need mini food processor to do it. Or, just chop the macadamias up manually and mix by hand.