What would your raw tacos be without a little raw vegan sour cream? Considering all the research linking dairy to osteoporosis and a host of there ailments, I personally prefer dairy-free options. There are so many raw vegan dairy alternatives out there. Plus, I immediately felt better when I dropped dairy out of my diet, so that was enough reason for me to let dairy go.
This is a great raw vegan sour cream recipe that I’ve made and used many times now, especially for my Raw Mexican Fiesta nights. You can make it either fermented or not, but I find I get that ‘sour’ flavour that sour cream is known for by fermenting it.
Raw Vegan Sour Cream Recipe
For this raw food recipe you’ll need either a food processor or a high-powered blender. I personally use and recommend the Vitamix. These are essential raw food kitchen tools to stock your kitchen with. I usually make this recipe in my Vitamix, and use the “tamper” that the Vitamix comes with to help work the ingredients in there (one of the reasons I love the vita-mix!)
- Start by soaking 2 cups almond + 2 cups brazil nuts for about 6-8 hours. (If you want your sour cream to look white, you will need to hand peel the almonds. It doesn’t take long after they soak for a couple of hours, the skins come off quite easily.)
- Place them in the vita-mix and add:
- 2 c water + 1 c almond milk
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 probiotic capsule
- 4 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt (Update: I no longer consume salt or add it to my recipes. Want to know why? Get my free report on salt here)
Work it good with the tamper until you get a nice smooth consistency. The Vitamix is awesome at this. Wrap it up in a cheese cloth and let it sit at room temperature for about 4-8 hours. This time depends on how warm room temperature is. Warmer temperature will allow it to ferment quicker. By this time you should be able to start to smell and taste the ferment ‘sourness’ happening. Place in the fridge for an hour and it’s ready to serve! There are so many ways to re-create the creaminess that most people have come to love, with raw vegan dairy alternatives. Have fun experimenting with new raw food recipes!
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Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii,