Raw Sunflower Cheese Spread

Raw Sunflower Cheese Spread

This savory raw sunflower cheese spread is so nutritious, yummy, and versatile. You can use it as a dip for chips or veggies, or spread it on sandwiches and crackers. I think it goes great on dehydrated flax crackers with grapes or apple slices. Love a sweet and savory combo!

Making this recipe is so quick and easy. Just be sure to soak 1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds overnight to soften them up. After that, all you have to do is throw the ingredients in a blender or food processor! No seriously, that’s it!

Some nutrition highlights:

Sunflower seeds are excellent sources of vitamin E and selenium. They can fight inflammation, heart disease, and diabetes.

Nutritional yeast has a nutty/cheesy flavor. It’s a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. It helps lower cholesterol. Bragg’s is one of the best sources of vitamin B. Also contains riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin, along with powerful, immune boosting antioxidants. It’s also a living food, full of enzymes and beneficial bacteria.

Miso paste is a great source of protein, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, particularly vitamins B, E, and K. I like to use white miso because it has a lighter flavor, but still gives recipes that savory umami taste.

Garlic contains compounds that have so many health benefits, packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It contains particularly high levels of vitamins B-6, A, and the mineral manganese. You may have heard about garlic’s amazing immune boosting properties. It can also reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, thus improving heart health.

Liquid aminos are the building blocks of proteins, and this contains 16 of the 20 aminos.
Unlike soy sauce, liquid aminos don’t contain gluten, preservatives, added salt or MSG.

Turmeric contains lots of bioactive compounds with amazing health benefits. It’s full of antioxidants and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric can improve brain function and brain health and decreased risk of heart disease. It may prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. It can also provide relief for arthritis pain and symptoms of depression.

To sum it up, this raw sunflower cheese spread is overflowing with nutritional benefits, and it tastes amazing too!

Raw Sunflower Cheese Spread

Yield: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds soaked overnight
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 1/2 tsp liquid aminos sub tamari or nama shoyu
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Add a little bit of water if necessary.
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