This one is not for the nutritional yeast haters out there, but if you love nutritional yeast like I do, this is a great way to drench your food in yummy sauce. There isn’t even a fat serving in here, just protein.

One serving of this is a generous amount of sauce. If you are on maintenance, don’t make the same mistake I made of doubling it for two breakfast proteins. I ended up with cheesy sauce breakfast soup, it was way too much. One serving of this is perfect for veggies or potatoes.

I found that 4 oz of milk was too much and made the sauce too watery, so this recipe only makes up 3/4 of a protein serving. I love this fact, because then I can use my other 2 oz of milk in my coffee. 🙂

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Each Serving Contains:

  • 3/4 Protein Serving


  • 1 oz cashews (soaked overnight and drained) (1/2 protein)
  • 2 oz plant-based milk (1/4 protein)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 small squeeze dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp each onion powder and garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1-2 drops of liquid smoke or smoked paprika (optional)


  1. Soak the cashews overnight in water in a lidded container. (Room temperature or refrigerated is fine, it doesn’t matter)
  2. In the morning, rinse and drain the cashews.
  3. Add all ingredients to a small blender cup and blend until smooth, adding water if needed to reach desired consistency.

Ideas for Use:

  • Drizzle over potatoes and sautéed veggies for breakfast
  • Drizzle over roasted or steamed veggies for lunch or dinner
  • Drizzle over quinoa for some cheesy quinoa
  • Split the protein and put half of it on 3 oz of cooked legume pasta for some “mac and cheese”