raw vegan blueberry ‘cheese’cake

 

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filling

2 c raw cashews (soaked overnight)

1  c fresh blueberries

6 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut milk

juice of 1 lemon

base

1 c raw nut mixture (walnuts, pecans, almonds, macadamia)

1/2 c dates

2 tbsp coconut milk

1/2 tsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp sea salt

preparation

add the 2 c raw cashews {for filling} to a large glass jar with water and soak overnight (8-12 hours)

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making the base

base

add 1 c nut mixture (for this batch: a mix of 3/4 walnuts and 1/4 almonds was used), 1/2 c dates, 2 tbsp coconut milk, 1/2 tsp maple syrup and 1/4 tsp sea salt to a food processor or high-power blender. blend on high until mixture forms a crumble which easily binds together and can be pressed into a ball.

line a plate with wax paper or coconut oil to prevent sticking and press base onto plate – place in freezer to set.image

making the filling:

bottom layer

add 2 c soaked and rinsed raw cashews, 6 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp coconut milk and the juice of 1 lemon to a food processor or high-power blender and blend until mixture becomes a velvety-smooth consistency.

remove base from freezer and spread 2/3 of filling mixture on top of the base, return to freezer to set.image

top layer

with remaining 1/3 of filling, add 3/4 c blueberries and blend until consistent. remove base and bottom layer from freezer and add the top layer of the filling.

return to freezer and let set for 30 minutes.

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topping

pour remaining 1/3 c blueberries (more=better in this case!!!!) over top of raw vegan ‘cheese’cake and return to freezer to set for 4 hours.

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remove from freezer and allow to thaw for 2.5-3 hours before serving.

ENJOY with Loved Ones!

feeling fancy? make an easy raw blueberry jam to add when serving!

 

 

benefits of raw cashews

energizing//promotes healthy: muscles, circulation, DNA and cellular structures//high in: essential fatty acids, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamin K//contains antioxidants

hit these jumps for the benefits of dates and coconut oil!

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