Chai Cashew Custard

Serves 2



1 cup cashew milk

1½ Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cardamom

1 egg

1 Tbsp custard powder or cornflour

To Serve

1 ripe banana, peeled & cut in half length-ways

2 tsp sliced almonds


1. Make custard. In a small pot, heat cashew milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and cardamom on medium heat, until almost boiling. Remove from heat.

2. While milk is heating, in a large bowl, mix egg and custard powder together, until fully smooth.

3. Once milk is warmed, gradually add to bowl with egg whilst stirring continuously. Return all mixture to pot to low heat to warm through and thicken for about 1 minute.

4. Prep & cook banana. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a fry-pan on medium-high heat. Place banana in pan, cut side down, and grill for 2 minutes. Flip and cook other side for 1 minute, until caramelised. Cut each half in half again width-ways.

5. Serve custard in bowls topped with two slices of banana each and a sprinkle of almonds.

Nutritional Info (per serve)
Energy (kJ): 880
Energy (Cal): 210
Carbohydrate (g): 32.9
Protein (g): 5.3
Fat (g): 5.9
Saturated Fat (g): 1.1
Sugars (g): 26.8

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Emma ‘Edamame’

Our in-house nutritionist Emma ‘Edamame’ was born and bred in mid Canterbury and has the health and wellbeing of Kiwis in mind at all times. As an NZ registered nutritionist (NZ Nutrition Society) with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Auckland, she makes sure we’re all getting our fresh dose of local veggies and our meals are full of nutritious substance – thanks for having our back Em (and our waistlines!). When it comes to New Zealand produce, Emma is a whizz, with fresh berries being her absolute fave. Intrigued to know what food this nutritionist couldn’t live without? Fresh fish and seafood, delivering on both flavour and nourishment. As well as ice cream, especially real fruit ice creams, in the summer time! Life’s all about a tasty balance, right?

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