Raw Vegan Cheesecake
PLEASE DON'T BE INTIMIDATED by this recipe. It looks long, but is quite easy. There are 2 crust options plus a few things that need explanation. I've also listed some options for toppings to get you thinking... get creative & let us know if you come up with another topping or alternative we can share! Eat it for breakfast!!! It's 100% healthy- loaded with protein, good fats, fiber & more :)
CRUST (cooked) - safe for Candida Detox:
1 3/4 cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ tsp sea salt (pink)
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp raw coconut oil
1 egg (large)
3 Tbsp cold cubed butter
Hot water (if needed)
Preheat Oven to 350F. Grease a pie pan with coconut oil and set aside.
Start your teapot in case you need warm water. Mix together the almond flour, buckwheat flour, coconut flour, ground flax seeds and salt in a large mixing bowl. Next, add your Tablespoon of coconut oil and mix. Beat the egg and cube your cold butter and add them to the dough one at a time. Knead your dough. If the dough is too crumbly, add 1 Tablespoon at a time of warm water until you get the proper consistency to start rolling your dough. I used 3 Tablespoons of warm water.
Form your dough into a ball, sprinkle some (almond or buckwheat) flour on a large piece of parchment paper and roll the dough out. You can also just knead the dough and press it directly into your pie pan. Bake at 350 until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool, then add your filling!
CRUST (raw) -if you've been cleared to eat dates:
2 cups raw nuts (100% pecans or half pecan/half walnut is great)
2 cups dates (pitted)
1 pinch sea salt (pink)
Grease your pie pan with coconut oil. This prevents the crust from sticking.
Add the nuts, dates & salt into a food processor and blend until well processed "dough". Roll your ball of dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper with a rolling pin until your crust is flattened to the size of your pie pan. Place your pie pan upside down on your crust (top parchment paper removed) and then quickly flip your pie pan over, holding the crust into the pan. Press & form the dough into your pie pan. Don't bake it (it's RAW crust). You're ready to add your filling!
RAW "CREAM CHEESE" FILLING:
3 cups Raw cashews, soaked 4+ hours
3/4 cup Virgin coconut oil
3 Tbsp. Vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
Sweetener: 4-6 droppers liquid Vanilla Stevia (to taste) OR Monkfruit (to taste) - neither will feed yeast; use RAW honey (to taste) if you're not on a Candida Detox.
1+ cup Fresh pressed lemon juice
1/2 cup purified water
1 tsp. NATURE'S SUNSHINE Psyllium Hulls Combination Powder
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until you have a whipped cream cheese consistency. If using stevia, start with only 2 droppers full of liquid vanilla stevia and only 1/4 cup of water. You can always add more sweetener or water, as needed. Pour the filling over your crust and refrigerate (or freeze) at least 3 hours. Your pie will keep 1 week max in the fridge and slightly longer in the freezer. DO NOT bake/cook this pie. Refrigeration or freezing sets it and then it's ready to eat!
Fresh Berry: Add fresh or defrosted berries to a blender, chopping or pureeing to whatever consistency you like. Add liquid Stevia or Swerve to add sweetness (if necessary).
Chocolate drizzle: Lightly melt together equal parts raw coconut oil & raw cacao powder over LOW heat, plus (sweetener of your choice): liquid vanilla Stevia or Swerve or Monkfruit, to taste. Add almond butter if you want "chocolate-peanut butter" topping ;) Drizzle to your liking.
Try my 15 Minute Cranberry Sauce
Great for Thanksgiving & Christmas!
Pumpkin/Thanksgiving: Blend together 3/4 cup organic pumpkin puree (canned or fresh), 3/4 cup organic coconut milk (or cream to make thicker), 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 2 drops Nature's Sunshine Cinnamon essential oil, 1 tsp organic vanilla extract (alcohol-free) & 2 Tbsp Swerve. Drizzle & serve for Thanksgiving dinner!
*You MUST only use a brand of essential oils you are certain is 100% pure & safe to ingest; Both of these can be purchased through my online store & meet that criteria.
NOTE: This "cheesecake" needs to stay refrigerated or frozen. Keep your toppings separate and add to each slice when you serve it.
Now you can eat cheesecake ANY TIME OF DAY & stay healthy with ZERO guilt or compromise!!!! ...You're welcome :)
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