Wishing you a great Easter! What treats will you be making?
Raw Strawberry Cheesecake
1 1/2 cups almonds2/3 cup raisins1/4 cup shredded coconut1 teaspoon pure vanilla
Grind the almonds into a flour in a food processor.Add the raisins and continue grinding until broken down.Add the coconut and vanilla. Grind again to incorporate.Add another 1/2 - 1 teaspoon water if needed to keep the mixture held together when pressed in your hand.Press evenly into the bottom of a 12" spring form pan.
4 cups mixed berries3 cups cashews3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons lemon juice2/3 cup agave or other liquid sweetenerPinch of saltLemon zest (from all juiced lemons)1 cup melted coconut oil
Blend all except the oil in a high speed blender (may need the tamper).Add the oil and blend again (or whisk in) until completely smooth.Pour the filling evenly over the crust.Chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours, or overnight.Garnish with berries or whatever else your heart desires!
It's great as a large cake too, and I like the coconut shreds as a nice color contrast.
Or make the swirled lemon berry cheesecake version!
Download a copy of Raw Chocolate Dream eBook if you want to make delicious raw chocolates for Easter!
Here in Byron Bay there are heaps of raw food options. At a lovely resto called Conscious Cafe, they make incredible raw desserts. The girls and I enjoyed a slice of cake one sunny afternoon.
I indulged in the raw vanilla and caramel cake. It was absolutely delicious but too rich for me these days.
Uly ordered the vanilla and chocolate cheesecake. It was yummy!