Creaminess in a plant based diet
What comes to mind when thinking about transitioning to a plant-based diet? You might worry about if you are able to obtain the delicious creaminess you have come accustomed to and can’t imagine your diet without. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to implement creaminess and satisfy your cravings in a plant-based diet.
Here is covered how PLANT POWER FOOD makes some of its components smooth and creamy, but also what foods you can include in your diet to make it creamier.
PLANT POWER FOOD’s concept is to use minimally refined plants, which means no processed or artificially produced foods. PLANT POWER FOOD is able to achieve creaminess without vegan cheese and cream replacements. Currently, they have a couple of creamy elements on their menu. The menu offers a Hokkaido cream, lime mayonnaise, and some sweet potato truffles.
A useful component to achieve creaminess that is used in both the Hokkaido cream and the mayo is cashew nuts. When they are blended, they release all the fatty acids they contain and emulsify with the different liquids in the recipe. Also, when exposed to work or high temperatures, the proteins in the cashews will denature and add the creaminess you can experience on both the Hokkaido cream and the mayo. For the truffles, it is the sweet potatoes that give the smooth mouth feeling biting into it, after they have been baked and blended into a mass.
Other methods to add creaminess to your diet could be avocado, coconut milk, or even potatoes added to a stew for the starch. This trick works similar to the way a potato and leek soup becomes smooth. By boiling the potatoes some of the starch will be separated from it and will contribute as a thickener. You will not even need to keep the potato in the stew if you don’t want to. If you want to make a creamy dessert or smoothie, bananas are excellent and will also add some sweetness.
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