Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake

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On Friday I got very excited because I decided to go and buy a food processor as an early Christmas pressie for my boyfriend and me. I spend so much time as his apartment and find myself conjuring up recipes in my head that just don’t quite work in the smoothie blender so I just got a cheapo one from Sainso’s and its fab.

Obviously it had to be christened at once so I decided on a raw vegan cheesecake as the whole thing is made using a food processor.

If you haven’t eaten much vegan food, don’t shy away from making food like this- it is super healthy and super easy to make because it’s raw- there’s no baking involved.

There is a growing following of people who only eat raw food and are noticing the health benefits; fruit and veg eaten in its raw state contain a higher amount of nutrients and your body can digest it much more easily and much quicker. If you want to know more check out Fully Raw Kristina and Rawvana

This recipe is so creamy and delicious you would not believe that not a single spoonful of cream cheese was used in the making.

Ingredients:

For the crust
1 cup of oats
3/4 cup of ground almonds
6 medjool dates
2tbsp of melted coconut oil
1/4 cup of maple syrup
2 tbsp of lemon juice

For the filling
2 ripe avocados
3tbsp of melted coconut oil
1/4- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
3/4 of a cup of frozen berries
1tbsp of maple syrup

Method:
Line a cake tin with foil, cling film or baking parchment and set aside.
In a food processor blend the oats, almonds and dates until they resemble breadcrumbs. Stir in the coconut oil, maple syrup and lemon juice until the mixtures comes together and is quite sticky.

Put food processor into sink and smile sweetly at your bf/gf until they wash it up for you.
With clean processor in hand add the avocados, coconut oil, lemon juice, frozen berries and maple syrup and blend until smooth.

Spoon the mixture on top of the base and make sure that it is smooth and even.

Freeze for one hour and then…devour!

Cheesecake can be refrigerated if eating later (can be left for up to 3 days) and can be served as one whole cake or cut into smaller pieces.

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