By Healthy Jon
Creator of healthyjon.com
A raw cheesecake is a great place to start if you are relatively new to healthy dessert making, all you need is a food processor and a freezer. The base consists of; dates & nuts and the filling consists of; cashews, coconut oil, coconut milk & agave/honey/maple syrup etc., then just add flavourings to both to create different varieties of cheesecake. How easy is that!
You will need:
For the base:
- 15 medjool dates
- 1 cup of mixed nuts
- 2 tbsp. of desiccated coconut
- Zest of 1 lemon
For the filling:
- 200g of soaked cashews
- ½ cup of coconut oil (solid)
- 200ml of coconut milk
- 4 tbsp. of agave/honey/maple syrup etc.
- Dash of vanilla essence
- Zest of 2 lemons and juice of all 3
- Soak your dates for at least 2 hours (preferably 4) then drain, rinse and dry.
- Add the nuts to the food processor and blitz until they form a small crumb like texture (do not blitz for too long or they will turn into a powder, just 10 seconds will do), then add the remaining base ingredients and blitz until it starts to come together.
- Remove and spread into the base of a spring form pan, making sure it is even all over, pop in the freezer to set.
- Clean the food processor then add the dry cashews along with the remaining filling ingredients (melt the coconut oil first) and blitz until VERY smooth, the smoother the mixture, the lighter and creamier your cheesecake will be.
- When silky smooth pour over the base, spread flat and pop back into the freezer for 4 hours then serve.
NOTE. This will last quite a while in the freezer so you can make it well ahead of time if you need to, just remember if frozen for more than 6 hours or so it will need about an hour to soften up before you can serve it.
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By Izzy Reuss
Founder of mygoodnessberlin
Our bodies are incredible and have the potential to feel great! I know this because I have experienced the transformation from feeling just “good” to feeling great on my journey to a clean, plant based lifestyle. I think sometimes we can become satisfied with feeling good, so we don’t work towards going further and achieving greater things… actually our bodies are capable of so much more than we are aware of. This crumble is full of goodness so you can feel GREAT after a delicious dessert!
You will need:
- 1 red apple
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sultanas
- 1/2 cup blueberries or blackberries
- 1/2 cup of dates (pitted)
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup Almond milk (Coconut milk also works)
This is super simple. Cut the apple up into chunks and put them in a pan over a medium heat and pour boiling water over, not too much, just enough to cover it all, then stir in the cinnamon. I like to cover the pot as the apple softens much faster, this way it should take 7 – 10 mins. While you’re here preheat the oven to 180°C.
While that is cooking, roughly chop the almonds, the dates (this is a little sticky so you can use a blender if you like) and mix them together in a bowl. Add the oats and the milk and mix. This is your crumbly bit.
Once your apple is nice and soft you drain out the water, fill your oven friendly dish and mix in the blueberries and sultanas. Of course you can just leave it as apple crumble if you like but I love adding berries or rhubarb. You can get creative. Then spoon your mixture on top to cover your fruit.
Pop it in the oven then leave it to cook for 20 minutes. Obviously if you make a much a bigger one it may need a little longer but you are aiming for it to look nice and crispy on top. That’s literally it, it takes about 15 minutes to prepare and it tastes so good! You can serve it up as dessert, or I like having it for breakfast because it’s so full of wonderful energy giving goodness!
Thanks Izzy for sharing this amazing recipe! x