Ok, I went ahead and put “caramel” in quotations because this really isn’t caramel. It’s like vegan “sausage”… it’s NOT sausage.
That said, whatever you want to call this, it is DELICIOUS, and is rich and sweet and creamy like caramel sauce. Right down to the ooey-gooey- texture we love about caramel.
Go nuts and put this on ice cream, apples for fall, as a lovely dairy-free frosting for a spice cake… or you know… spoon & jar.
½ cup coconut oil
1/3 cup almond butter
½ cup maple syrup
seeds from ½ a vanilla bean pod or 1 tsp vanilla
up to ¼ teaspoon salt (start with a pinch)
Blend all ingredients, starting with a ¼ teaspoon of the salt, in a food processor or very strong blender. Pulse until well combined, then let it process for several minutes. Taste to check salt level and add more if desired. The mixture will warm slightly in the processor and the textures will meld, eventually forming a gooey, delicious caramel.
When you’re done, it looks like this:
Aaaaaaand, if you want to watch a rather humorous video with a couple of women who show you how its done, and who really enjoy this stuff, CLICK HERE.
I had a student tell me today that she lost 10 lbs in the month of September, just from keeping sugar out of her diet.
Now again, I feel the need to disclaimer – I’m not a doctor, or a licensed food or health coach, and the whole point of what we do in yoga is to familiarize yourself with YOUR body and they way it reacts to things. Your age, stress level, the rest of your diet, activity level, genetics… they all play a part, and everyone is different. But in my corner of the world people have been telling me they have more energy and have been surprised at the difference, and I hope you’re all experiencing some change in energy or feeling of well-being as well.
Hope to see you in class this week!