Your Life A to Z Recipe: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014: Alfredo Sauce

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Making healthy taste good with purpose driven ingredients:

Dairy and Gluten free Alfredo sauce that adds fiber, vitamins and minerals to your traditional Italian favorite. The following recipe is a great example of upgrading the food that we crave and enjoy. Use this as a base and feel free to sneak in any additions that you want as this is a quick version (always best to use fresh ingredients). The cashews add in some extra good fats and protein while the Nutritional yeast provides B-vitamins that are essential for energy, nutrient absorption, and metabolism. 
“Alfredo” Sauce (Makes 4-6 Servings)
1 Cup raw cashews
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (for cheesy texture and flavor)
Sea salt to taste
½ Cup Coconut Milk (Water or tea works as well)
2 Tbsp Olive oil (optional)
Blend into puree with a small blender or mixer
You can create a more savory version by steaming or boiling ½ Cup Chopped cauliflower for 5 minutes and adding into mix
How to use it:  Healthy play on Alfredo – great on pizza, with zucchini pasta, or kelp noodles. Get adventurous and add it to a steamed vegetable.