Dairy-Free Creamed Spinach

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Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Recipe inspired by Veggie Society.

This easily made creamed spinach recipe is a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday table. It´s dairy-free, yet rich and creamy thanks to the fresh cashew milk made with the NutraMilk. Not only do cashews add flavor and a rich creamy texture, but also loads of healthy nutrients such as zinc, copper, magnesium and antioxidants such as ¨Zeaxanthin¨ which promotes eye health; as well fiber and the important macronutrients: plant-protein and heart- healthy fats. We love to make heathy and delicious recipes!

INGREDIENTS

For creamed spinach

  • 1 lb fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups cashew milk made with the NutraMilk
  • 5 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp. gluten free all purpose flour*
  • 1 pinch nutmeg optional 

For cashew milk

  • 1 cup (150g) cashews
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS 

For cashew Milk

  • Start by making fresh cashew milk with the NutraMilk:
    • Place cashews in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 3 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid, add water and replace lid.
    • Press Mix (do not change the default Mix time).
    • Press Start.
    • Press Dispense.
    • Press Start and open spigot to fill your storage container, set aside 2 cups for this recipe.

  • Preheat your largest skillet over medium low heat. Add about a tablespoon of water or a light drizzle of olive oil and sauté the spinach with a pinch of sea salt until wilted. Toss often and as soon as the spinach releases its water transfer to a colander to drain well.
  • Meanwhile in a medium sauce pan whisk together the cashew milk, flour, nutritional yeast, onion and garlic powders until combined. Season with the sea salt and bring to a simmer whisking continuously until thick and creamy, approximately 5 minutes or so.
  • Remove the cream sauce from heat and gently fold in the sautéed spinach. Taste and adjust seasonings with more sea salt. Add a little pinch of freshly grated nutmeg to taste. Enjoy!

 



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