Sunflower seed cream is a vegan and healthy alternative to traditional creams, and you can make it yourself.
Properties of sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds not only provide omega-6, zinc, selenium and vitamin E, but also offer polyphenols that support intestinal health. It is ideal to use as a topping or in vegetable salads and burgers. Its taste is incredible.
Vegetable creams are a healthy and vegan alternative to creams made with dairy products. We are well aware of the cruelty of the dairy industry and the harmful effects of its products on health and the environment.
These alternative dairy products are also making headway into mainstream markets due to people’s demand for a more natural lifestyle. But the offer of this type of alternative products is sometimes misleading and naturally has little. They may also contain processed or trans fats, as well as unnatural preservatives, dyes, flavor enhancers, stabilizers or texturizers and with zero nutritional value.
Therefore, it is better to make them at home with good organic ingredients. Therefore, if you want to be sure of what you are consuming, the easiest thing is to prepare it yourself. Preparing it at home will ensure a pure, quality product as you have complete control over the ingredients.
How to prepare a homemade vegan cream
You need one cup of hulled and activated sunflower seeds with three-quarters of a cup of filtered water and one tablespoon of nutritional or brewer’s yeast.
Beat everything in the blender until you get a creamy and smooth texture, without traces of seeds.
You can prepare different types of vegan cream at home with raw and activated seeds or nuts. Activation is a very simple process: they are washed well with filtered water and left to soak in warm water for 8 to 12 hours; after soaking, they are washed again well. This technique increases the availability of your nutrients and makes them easier to assimilate.