2 large yams or sweet potatoes
1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice or ½ teaspoon lemon extract
½ cup water, more or less, as needed
¼ cup raw cashews
¼ cup raw pine nuts (or macadamias)
1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
3-6 pitted soft medjool dates
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
Peel the yams and cut into cubes. Transfer to blender along with the lemon juice and enough water to allow the blender to work properly. Process until thick and chunky. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, only if necessary to facilitate processing.
Adapted from Raw Food Celebrations by Shannon and Duruz
This recipe can be made 1-2 days before the holiday dinner.