Orange Cream Salad
Author: Nicole at mydeliciousdream.com
A rich, dessert-like salad made with almond milk, coconut butter, carrot, and clementines or mandarin oranges. Vegan, grain-free, gluten-free.
Ingredients
  • 3 c. almond milk
  • ½ + ⅛ tsp. xanthan gum
  • ½ + ⅛ tsp. guar gum
  • ⅛ tsp. stevia powder**
  • 3 T. xylitol (I used it in powdered sugar form)**
  • ¼ tsp. orange flavor*
  • 1 small to medium carrot (not too big!)
  • ⅓ c. coconut butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 5 clementines or mandarin oranges, peeled, seeded & cut in chunks
Instructions
  1. Put everything except the clementines in the blender and blend until smooth. It will thicken right away.
  2. If you don't have a high-powered blender, I'd suggest adding the xanthan and guar gum last and then blending right away so they don't have time to get clumpy.
  3. Stir in the clementines into the blended mixture and then keep the salad chilled until you're ready to serve it.
  4. I suggest chilling it for at least a couple hours before serving.
Notes
*There is a difference between orange flavorings, and I've discovered a big difference between orange flavoring or extract and orange oil. The strength of the flavor can vary a lot depending on the variety you have. I suggest testing it out and starting with a very small amount and increasing the flavor as needed. You may need more or less than what this recipe calls for.
**You could definitely experiment with sweeteners in this recipe. I used stevia and xylitol to keep it as low glycemic as possible, but certainly there are other options.
Recipe by My Delicious Dream at http://mydeliciousdream.com/orange-cream-salad/