Ah the holidays, where sugar highs are the norm- followed closely by the customary five pound holiday weight gain; but it doesn’t have to be this way!

Did you know cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts (skins removed) and macadamia nuts all make for creamy, yet healthy icing for your favorite holiday treats? Here is my go-to recipe for healthy icing for holiday recipes!

Cashew Cream Icing

1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked overnight
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt

Throw all ingredients in a high speed blender; and blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate for one hour until it firms up and then ice away!


NOTE: substitute any of the aforementioned nuts for cashews and if coconut sugar isn’t your thing, feel free to use Stevia instead- you’ll only need 1/2 to 1 tbsp.