Raw Strawberry “Cheesecake”

IMG_8915

Raw food is my new obsession. I’ve always wanted to make a raw “cheesecake” and finally got around to doing so today! I. am. hooked. Although the cheesecake turned out to be more of an ice cream cake, it tasted amazing nonetheless. Here it is!

What you’ll need for the base..

– 6-8 Medjool dates

– 1 cup almonds

– 1 tsp nutmeg

– Splash of vanilla extract

– 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Put it together..

– Blend together almonds in a food processor until they are broken down into tiny pieces. Mix in your dates, vanilla, nutmeg, and maple syrup. Blend until a moldable mixture has formed

– Cling wrap the inside of a small circular dish

– Take your mixture and press it evenly onto the bottom of the dish forming the base of your cheesecake

– Freeze base for 20 minutes

What you’ll need for the filling..

– 1 cup fresh strawberries

– 1 Tbsp yogurt

– 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil

– 1/2 cup cashews (soaked for an hour)

– 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Put it together..

– Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until creamy (Don’t worry if the mixture is runny. It will set more once kept for cooling in the freezer)

– Remove your dish from the freezer and pour filling on top of chilled base

– Freeze cheesecake for about an hour until set

– Pulling on the cling wrap, remove the entire cheesecake from the dish, serve on a plate, and Enjoy! 🙂

(Be sure to eat this as soon as you remove it from the freezer or you will end up with a runny fruit soup!)

IMG_8916

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s