This Not Cheese sauce is great for those who eat a vegan diet. It really is delicious and very easy to make.
Not Cheese Sauce Ingredients
Butter beans are the main ingredient in this butter bean dip. They are a good source of protein. Beans have the highest protein content of all plant foods. They provide about 10% of the total food protein consumed in the world and have about twice the protein content of most grains. Learn more about the health benefits of this Superfood.
Beans can be challenging to the digestive system due to their high fiber and starch. Learn 7 Ways To Avoid Gas from Beans.
Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Nutritional Yeast Flakes add a tangy, cheesy taste to my food which is good since I don’t eat cheese. I add this to sauces and pesto as a replacement for Parmesan cheese. Nutritional yeast flakes are an inactive form of yeast and are a good source of protein (contain 18 amino acids and nine are essential ones that your body cannot produce). Also, are a great source of B vitamins and the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc. Not to be confused with baker’s yeast, which is still active and can grow inside your stomach, depriving you of nutrients, or with brewer’s yeast, which is inactive but bitter.
Organic nutritional yeast is not fortified, so it does not have the same B vitamins and bright yellow color as conventional yeast flakes. Any fortified yeast cannot be organic certified. Try this very good variety of nutritional yeast: Druids Grove Organic Nutritional Yeast Flakes Kosher Certified
To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait. Add some garlic to your soups, stews, and salad dressing recipes to lower high cholesterol. Sometimes it is easier to use some Organic Freeze Dried Garlic so no chopping and peeling.
Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.
The more I learn about sesame seeds, the more I want to share them with other people. I’m an enthusiastic eater of all sorts of seeds, but sesame seeds in the form of tahini and oil are favorites of mine.
Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka, and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of Coconut Oil, this newly declared Amazing SuperFood.
Millions of people are using packaged Almond Milk because they believe it is a ‘healthy milk alternative.’ I make my own almond milk which is easy to do as well as affordable and way better for the environment. Using almond milk for this Not-Cheese Vegan sauce is what makes it creamy.
Almonds are very tasty and so beneficial for our health. They are one of my favourite nuts; most mornings I add 7 to 10 almonds to my breakfast.
Not-Cheese Sauce (Vegan) Recipe
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
2 cups butter beans
1 clove garlic
1 – 3 tsp Himalayan salt to taste
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp tahini
3 Tbsp almond milk
- First, cook the butter beans. See how to cook beans.
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend on low, and increase speed gradually until the mixture becomes smooth.
- Do a taste test and add more salt or garlic or almond milk as needed.
- If you would like it thinner, then add more almond milk or water.
This sauce is great with my Easy Cheezy Vegan Nachos