This peanut butter cashew mousse rivaled anything gourmet I've tried, and it's only three simple ingredients with zero refined sugar. It also has the potential allergens cashew and peanut in it, which may help you or your child continue to tolerate those allergens, especially as their immune system is developing in the very earliest years of life.
Everything we put in our bodies, even at 99, has the ability to change our microbiome and immune system. Recipes like this Peanut Butter Cashew Mousse are not only a balanced snack, desert, or breakfast side, but they also may assist in training your immune system to continue to tolerate these potential allergens. Think of it like running a marathon. Just because you ran a marathon five years ago doesn't mean you can run one today. Have you continued your training? The same applies here, believe it or not. It's not always the case, as there are a confluence of factors that drive food allergies, but this is a huge driver that we have the ability to control.
If you and your child are not food allergic, it's important to keep the potential allergens in your diets. When you do this, it's like a nudge to your body, gut, and immune system, that says, "Hey, remember me? Your old friend peanut? ...Yeh, I'm safe!"
Safety is always first, especially in diet. If you or your child are allergic to peanut or cashew, please use safe alternatives to peanut or cashew like cow's milk yogurt (or a safe non-dairy option), and sunflower seed butter.
As we age, we can always develop food allergies. Don't fret, though. When you incorporate recipes like these into your diet--especially your child's--you'll give them a huge lift up in tolerating the allergen and enjoying it along the way!
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If you are experiencing severe symptoms of a food allergy, call emergency medical services immediately, and use your epinephrine first, and don't wait. I am not a medical professional or you or your child's doctor or dietician. Please consult your medical team before introducing any new ingredients into a diet plan.