3>1 Cashew Cream Fruit Dips

3>1 Fruit Dips | cookeatbehealthy.com

I really struggle when it comes to naming my posts sometimes….I tend to be a little lot wordy so I often end up with titles that are waaaaaay too long.  And sometimes  it’s just too complicated.  Like today for example : Lemon Poppyseed, Key Lime Coconut, and Chocolate Almond Cashew Cream Fruit Dip.  That’s a ridiculously long title!  So then I’m forced to try and be clever…there’s a challenge that I’m not always up to meeting!  So finally on days like today I just distill it down to the simplest terms…because three really is greater than one when you’re talking delicious, creamy, ahhhh-mazing fruit dips made from cashew cream!

3>1 Cashew Cream Fruit Dips | cookeatbehealthy.com

I happen to really like fruit of almost all kinds (not a huge melon fan for some reason), and mostly I enjoy it just as Mother Nature intended….fresh and juicy and unadulterated!  I put it on cereal, I mix it into plain yogurt, I eat it out of hand, I occasionally bake with it, and I eat fruit most every morning in my breakfast smoothie.  But other than baking with it – it’s all pretty much just straight up fruit.  

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Every once in a while though, I want something a little more special.  I’m talking for birthday and graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, family reunions and holidays, and Mondays…yeah…for sure Mondays call for something special! 😉  So for those times, I’m happy to share with you three different variations of fruit dip made from the very same basic cashew cream base…which consists of raw cashews and honey!

Lemon Poppyseed Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

The Lemon Poppyseed Fruit dip also contains freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest, and poppyseeds.

Lemon Poppyseed Cashew Cream Fruit Dip| cookeatbehealthy.com

Lemon Poppyseed Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

Key Lime Coconut Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

The Key Lime Coconut Fruit Dip takes the juice of 26 itty bitty cute-as-can-be key limes, the zest of about 8 or 10 of the little cuties, and coconut.

Key Lime Coconut Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

Ranking right up there with baby’s feet and kittens on the cuteness scale is this adorable little key lime slice! 💚

Key Lime Coconut Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

Chocolate Almond Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

And oddly enough, the Chocolate Almond Fruit Dip takes organic cacao, chopped almonds, and a splash of almond extract!

Chocolate Almond Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

I’m not even kidding when I say this chocolate almond dip tastes exactly like brownie batter!  It’s really sinfully delicious and would also make a pretty fantastic frosting if you’re looking for a healthier sugar free option! 👍

Chocolate Almond Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

3>1 Cashew Cream Fruit Dip | cookeatbehealthy.com

Looks good…right?  Lucky for all of us, it couldn’t be easier to make!  Just like with all our previous Cashew Cream recipes it begins by soaking the raw cashews for at least 2 or 3 hours, or as much as overnight.  Then drain the water, put the cashews and honey in a blender pitcher, add the remaining ingredients for whichever flavor of fruit dip you’re making, and whizz it up!  You will most likely need to add a little to water to the mixture to get it smooth and creamy enough to dip into.  I added water just a tablespoon at a time until I reached my desired consistency.  The exact amount varied for each flavor.  By patiently adding the water a spoonful at a time you’ll get the perfect results every time.  Also keep in mind that the dips will set up in the refrigerator a little bit, so you’ll want to set them out for about 30 minutes before serving!

3>1 Cashew Cream Fruit Dip
Serves 12
Lemon Poppyseed, Key Lime Coconut, and Chocolate Almond Cashew Cream Fruit Dips...3 variations of 1 basic sugar-free and dairy-free recipe!
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
169 calories
27 g
0 g
9 g
4 g
2 g
208 g
7 g
8 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
208g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169
Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
86%
Calcium
8%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For all 3 Fruit Dips
  1. 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water at least 2-3 hours, then drained
  2. 3 tbsp raw honey
  3. Water as needed
For the Lemon Poppyseed
  1. 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  2. 2 tsp poppyseeds
For the Key Lime Coconut
  1. 26-28 key limes, juiced
  2. 1 tsp key lime zest
  3. 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
For the Chocolate Almond
  1. 1/3 cup organic cacao
  2. 1/2 tsp almond extract
  3. 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. For each dip, mix the drained cashews and honey in a blender for 30-40 seconds until the nuts and honey are starting to blend together.
  2. Add remaining ingredients for desired flavor of fruit dip, and continue blending until all ingredients are well combined and the dip is smooth and creamy, adding water 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached, remembering that the dip will stiffen in the refrigerator.
  3. Adjust for flavor, adding more honey, juice, or almond extract as desired.
  4. Place in covered dish and refrigerate until 30 minutes prior to serving.
  5. Stir well and serve with fresh fruit, graham crackers, or cookies.
Notes
  1. This dip lasts for up to 10 days in the refrigerator.
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calories
169
fat
9g
protein
4g
carbs
27g
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So next time you’re hosting a party or asked to bring something to a get-together consider making one or two, or maybe even all three of these delicious and healthful Fruit Dips!  Or if Monday is getting you down…go ahead and make some for yourself….you deserve it!  

 

10 Comment

  1. What a lovely idea for an appetizer or brunch. Great to offer several flavors for fruit.

    1. Thanks, Maria! Also perfect for a baby or bridal shower too!

  2. Ha! I tend to be overly descriptive at times too! 🙂 But these look great!

    1. Thanks, Mary! I haven’t decided yet if being wordy is a gift or a curse! 😉

  3. These will be fun to make for the holidays! I’m sort of over cream cheese as a base for dips. Fruit will also be very nice instead of the latest cracker rage! Tahnks.

    1. Thanks so much! It is nice to have options – especially when they’re not only delicious, but also dairy free for those who have issues in that regard!

  4. I love a great fruit dip – they’re always a perfect treat to bring to a party. These sound delicious and I bet they have a nutty flavor that’ll bring the fruit to a whole new level! Woo!

    1. Thank you, Sarah!

  5. I’m a huge fan of cashew cream and after drooling all over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter I deciced to torture myself some more and come check out your flavored cashew creams here too – and, I said it before and I’ll say it again – dips as decadent as these don’t really need fruit – in fact, a spoon would do them more justice 🙂
    Seriously – awesome dips – I cannot pick a fav between the key lime coconut and lemon poppyseed

    1. Thank you so much, Shashi! I couldn’t pick a favorite either…obviously! 😉 I think I might have a slight cashew cream addiction because every time I’m ready to end my recipe series featuring it, I think of ‘just one more’ recipe to make and include before I wrap the series…at this rate I’ll still be making new cashew cream recipes into 2017! Thanks so much for reading!

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