Stephanie Brookshier, RD

Health is having the energy to exercise and play with your kids, the mental clarity to excel at your job, and the focus to get what you want out of life. Most people don't know what it's like to truly feel well.  It's more than just the absence of disease.  Good nutrition and physical activity are the core to truly feeling well. Whether you're helping employees reach their goals or setting your own, Stephanie can help you find better nutrition as the first step towards a better life.

Cashew Spread

Cashew Cheese Spread

I love nuts! But munching on those suckers alone can get boring.  Blending them with a few other healthy ingredients make for a spread so packed with antioxidants that it's hard to name them all.  But here are a few highlights... 

Cashews are loaded with antioxidants zinc and copper, along with healthy fats and protein.  The juice of a lemon has 1/2 of your vitamin C (antioxidant!) needs for the day.  Crushing or chopping garlic releases alliinase, which helps the formation of allicin, another powerful antioxidant.

So ditch those toxins and try this cashew spread on your next sandwich or with your favorite raw veggies. It's creamy texture and cheesy flavor make it the perfect healthier substitute for mayo or ranch.

Ingredients:

1 cup raw cashews

1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2-1 Tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic

Directions:

Place cashews in a bowl and cover with water.  

Soak in the refrigerator overnight.

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.