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Raw Cheesecake

The filling can be used as a delicious cashew cream cheese as well! It's excellent with cinnamon and eaten as a fruit dip!

Ingredients

  • 2 c macadamia nuts (or use walnuts, brazil nuts, or almonds, but macadamias seem to work best!)
  • 1 ½ c cashews
  • ½ c pitted dates
  • ¼ c dried coconut
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • ¼ c lime juice
  • ¼ c maple syrup, honey or raw agave nectar (or 5-8 drops liquid Stevia)
  • 1 sun-dried vanilla bean or 1 T of vanilla extract
  • 3 c mixed berries, such as blueberries and raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Soak the cashews and macadamias in water in separate bowls for at least 5 hours.

  2. Pulse macadamia nuts and dates in food processor to a sticky crumb-like consistency. Sprinkle dried coconut on bottom of 8-inch pie pan. Press macadamia nut mixture onto coconut to make crust.

  3. Place cashews, coconut oil, lime juice, maple syrup, vanilla and 6 T of water in a food processor and do it until it has a smooth fluffy purée texture.

  4. Pour mixture onto crust, and freeze 2 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer, slice while frozen, and serve with berries!!! Let is defrost to get soft or eat it as a hard slice!

Benefits:

  1. - High in calcium

  2. - High in protein

  3. - Good fats

  4. - Aphrodisiac

  5. - Rich in mineral copper good for hair and skin

  6. - Good for weight loss

  7. - Prevents gallstones

  8. - High in magnesium

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