Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Strawberries and Cream
Samuel loved his fruit with whipped cream.
I would buy it by the case, and walk around the kitchen during snack time squirting the foamy cream straight into his mouth.
And then we went vegan.
One of the first things Samuel asked for with his fruit was whipped cream. I thought it was so great when I found Soyatoo! Rice Whip at Whole Foods Market. For $4.99 per canister.
Only to take it home and discover that half of it will not come out as soon as the air pressure completely escapes. After one or two uses.
When I gave this whipped cream to Essie and Samuel they consumed an entire case of fresh strawberries with it.
The cool part about it? A little bit goes a long way, and the stuff lasts forever. We're still trying to use it up. We put it on crepes, with apples, on toast, etc. And there is still some in the fridge, fresh as ever.
I wish I could say it was cheaper. Macadamia nuts are not cheap. Neither are dates.
However, in "Disease-Proof Your Child," Dr. Joel Fuhrman says that he works hard to incorporate nuts into children's diets in such a way that they would love eating them. Nuts contain endless health nutrients for children, and help them gain the proper weight needed for growth. This is one of his creations, and we whole-heartedly approve!
And you can make this your own. Different flavors are easily accomplished if you add different frozen fruits or juice concentrates. We added orange juice concentrate. Own it. Be daring. Be bold. And don't limit the possibilities of this cream. It could top pies, kiwi, blueberries, melons, coconut ice cream, and granola.
This is an addition to our PROJECT VEGAN KIDS. But I won't tell if you eat it, too.
STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM
From, "Disease-Proof Your Child; Feeding Kids Right," By Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Serves 4 to 6 (but I think it serves like 20!)
1 1/3 cups macadamia nuts
1 cup soy milk (I don't recommend any other kind of milk with this)
2/3 cup dates
Blend nuts, soy milk, and dates to make the best-tasting whipped cream.
Eat with fresh or frozen strawberries (defrosted).
A variation on this theme is to soak dried mangos in the soy milk overnight and use fewer dates.