Light, fresh, and delicate, this raw cheesecake melts in your mouth, is packed with vitamins and minerals, and is ready in no time.
I can’t imagine anything easier than preparing a raw dessert – as always, the simplest things are the most spectacular. You’ll only need good-quality, organic, raw ingredients, and a powerful food processor, and the rest is just about playing with shapes, tastes, and textures. Not only do raw desserts keep you away from refined sugar, but they enrich your diet with healthy oils, minerals, and vitamins.
The main ingredients for raw desserts are pretty much the same – dry dates, coconut oil, coconut milk, raw honey, fruits, all sort of seeds and nuts, and other ingredients for flavor and color (raw cacao powder, maca powder, turmeric, spirulina). It isn’t much, but the combinations are very versatile and you can recreate a lot of classic dessert recipes into a more healthier version.
This layered cake contains only six ingredients – dates, cashews, almonds, coconut milk, lemon, and blueberries. The taste is light and fresh, and I simply cannot think of any color combination more suitable for a celebration of love and spring than this pale lilac and white one
- 2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight
- 1 lemon, juice only
- ½ cup coconut milk (use homemade for the raw version or full fat for the vegan one)
- 2 tbsp organic raw honey (or raw agave nectar for the strict vegans)
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup dry pitted dates, soaked overnight
- ½ cup raw almonds
- Line a round 6″ pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Make the crust first – place the dry pitted dates and almonds in the food processor and pulse to obtain a sticky mixture.
- Spread the mixture into the pan and press it to evenly arrange.
- Drain the cashews and place them in the food processor along with the lemon juice, coconut milk and raw honey.
- Process to obtain a smooth cream.
- Pour the cashew mixture in the pan on top of the crust, and spread evenly.
- Place the blueberries (optional – add a teaspoon of honey or agave nectar) in the food processor and pulse to obtain a puree.
- Top the cheesecake with the puree, cover and freeze for at least 3 hours.
- For serving, let it stay at the room temperature for 15 mins until it can be cut easily.
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