If you`re doing your body good by avoiding pasteurized dairy products but you miss eating cheesecake, you`ll want to give this delicious dairy-free, all-raw, blueberry cheesecake recipe a try. The "cheese" in this cheesecake is made with raw, organic cashews, and the crust is made with a combination of macadamia nuts, dates, and dried coconut. This cheesecake requires some work, but it`s definitely worth the effort!
Ingredients:Crust:2 cups raw macadamia nuts 1/2 cup dates, pitted 1/4 cup dried coconut
Cheese:3 cups raw, organic cashews, soaked for 1-2 hours 3/4 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup honey 3/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon vanilla
Blueberry sauce:One-pound bag frozen blueberries 1/2 cup dates, pitted
Directions:1. To make the crust for this raw blueberry cheesecake, blend macadamia nuts and dates together in a food processor.
Spread dried coconut over the bottom of a pie plate.
Press macadamia and date crust onto the coconut; the coconut adds flavor to the crust and prevents it from sticking.
2. To make the cheese, blend cashews lemon juice, honey, liquid coconut oil, sea salt, and about a 1/2 cup of water until all ingredients come together into a smooth, cheese-like consistency.
3. With the help of a spatula, pour cheese mixture into the pie plate, onto the crust. After the entire cheese mixture is in the pie plate, give the plate a few gentle taps on the kitchen counter to remove air bubbles. 4. Place the pie in the freezer until it is frozen. Remove the cheesecake (including the crust) while it`s frozen, and transfer it to a serving plate. Allow it to defrost in the refrigerator.
5. To make the blueberry sauce, process thawed blueberries and dates (along with blueberry juice from the package) in a food processor until well blended. Pour the blueberry sauce over the cheesecake right before serving.
njoy this decadent, all-raw blueberry cheesecake. Please note: Because this blueberry cheesecake is rich in macadamia and cashew nuts, I recommend eating only a single serving per day. Eating too many nuts on a regular basis can be stressful to your digestive organs.