Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Strawberry Lemon Zest Cream Over Apples and Bananas

by Kristen Suzanne in banana, cashews, gluten free, paleo, raw, recipe, vegan

Here’s another recipe that we can all enjoy whether we’re raw, vegan, or paleo, and it’s perfect during the summer because of strawberries being in season.

Fresh strawberries

Fresh strawberries

This recipe’s gorgeous pink color, creamy texture, and bright flavor take fruit to the next level. Serve this salad for breakfast, as a side to lunch, or as your next dessert. And, although I often make it with apples and bananas, you’ll love the cream with any fresh fruit, especially if it’s in season.

Strawberry-Lemon Zest Cream Over Apples and Bananas

Yield 4 servings



  • 4 organic apples, cored and chopped
  • 4 bananas, peeled and sliced

For the cream:

  1. Put the cashews in a medium bowl and add water to cover by about 1 inch. Let the raw cashews soak at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Drain, rinse, and put the cashews in a blender. Add the strawberries, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, and sea salt.
  3. Blend until creamy. (If there’s leftover cream, you can store it in your refrigerator for up to five days.)

For the salad:

  1. Put the apples and bananas in a large bowl.
  2. Add one cup of the cream (or more). Stir well and serve.

Flickr image by Fried Dough

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