Nutritarian Cashew Cheese Sauce

Nutritarian Cashew Cheese Sauce Recipe Dr Fuhrman Eat to Live program recipes vegan cheeseCheese.

You’re going to miss it when you adopt Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live program.

Maybe you haven’t been able to go fully nutritarian because you think you can’t give it up.

It’s not your fault!   Because cheese is scientifically proven to be addictive.

It has large concentrations of an opiate called casein–it’s literally like a hit of morphine, giving a calming effect (meant for nursing infant cows).

So, next time you find yourself hovering around the cheese tray, just think of yourself fastened to a morphine drip.  Except, it’s also making you fatter.

Cheese is one of the absolute worse foods for our health.  It has ten times the saturated fat as meat.

It’s critical to stay away, folks.

So, what’s a cheese-avoiding- (but-missing-desperately-) nutritarian to do?

How about make an absolutely delicious plant-based cheese sauce instead?  Sound good?

Let’s do this!

Cashew Cheese Sauce Ingredients Dr Fuhrman Eat to Live program Recipe Vitamix Cheese SauceYou’re going to be skeptical at first–I mean you’re a cheese addict after all 🙂

The simple ingredients above don’t look like they’re going to make anything even resembling cheese.  I know, I know…

Have faith!  I promise when you taste this sauce you’re going to be a plant-based cheese believer!

You’re going to need a high-speed blender.

I have a Vitamix 6300 and modified this recipe from the cook book that came inside the box.  It’s from the 2013 edition of Vitamix Savor Recipes (page 153), called “Not-So Cheese Sauce.”

It takes 4 minutes of blending time, till the sauce is slightly heated and you can see light steam coming out of the top.

No Oil no added salt vegan cheese recipe Dr Greger daily dozen nutritionfacts org Vegan Nutritarian Recipe Vitamix Vegan Cheese SauceIt ends up with this gorgeous bright orange color–from the roasted red peppers.  If you add more peppers, it gets more orange, and vice versa.

I happen to love the flavor from the roasted red peppers (I use these from Trader Joes), but if you’re not a fan, stick to the lower recommendation of 1/4th cup.

I love this sauce drizzled over steamed broccoli or black beans!

You can check it out in these recipes:

Nutritarian Cashew Cheese Sauce
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Nutritarian Cashew Cheese Sauce

Curb your cheese cravings while you're on Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live plan with this delicious plant-based, no oil, no-added-salt, vegan cheese sauce!

Author Kristen | Hello Nutritarian


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Decide on your level of red peppers: Minimum recommendation is 1/4 cup. I personally like my sauce brighter with more red pepper flavor so I use 1/2 cup.  Make sure you drain and rinse the peppers well.

  2. Place all the ingredients in your high-speed blender and secure lid.  Make sure to use your hot soup lid that allows steam to escape.

  3. Start your blender and gradually (over 1 minute) increase the speed until you reach your highest setting. 

  4. Blend on high for another 3 to 4 minutes or until you see steam begin to rise.

Recipe Notes

There is no added salt in this sauce. There is salt in Trader Joe's roasted red peppers, so rinse the peppers well before adding.  If you can roast and skin your own peppers--all the better!

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  1. Shannon J

    Hello! I was just stumbling across your entire website and I preparing to start my nutritarian journey when I realized I had a couple questions. Are your recipes and prep adjusted for one person since you are the only person in your family following the lifestyle? If not, how can this be adjusted for a 1-2 person household. Also to follow-up on the 1-2 person household thing, will the recipes and prep still work with a Vitamix Standard (7 x 8.8 x 20in) blender? Thank you!

    1. Kristen | Hello Nutritarian Post author

      Hi Shannon!

      So lovely to meet you!

      My sample prep plan on The Eat to Live Food Prep Guide is for one person. This cheese recipe works for the week depending on what you’re using it for!

      If you want to prep for more people you can just double recipes–but most of them can serve two people–this would be if you wanted to batch cook for the week for 2 people.

      Any Vitamix will work–you just want to get those creamy sauces and smoothies!

      My best advice for batch prepping is to give it a trial run of a week to see how much you will both eat for the week so you can adjust accordingly–there’s a bit a trial and error involved before you get the system to work for your situation!

      xo, Kristen


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