Valentines Day is upon us, so I thought I’d share this easy to prepare low-fructose, gluten free raw vegan strawberry cheesecake. Nothing says I love you like chocolate and strawberries…or this delicious, healthy dessert.
A treat that is also nourishing!
Yep, this is so healthy, you serve it up to your loved one for breakfast! The base is a combination of nuts and flaxseed for healthy oils, minerals and fibre. The cacao contributes antioxidant rich chocolate flavour and the coconut products are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and healing to the digestive system. The filling is a dairy free combination of cashew nuts (more essential minerals, protein, fats and fibre), highly nutritious coconut water and antioxidant-rich strawberries.
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This Raw, vegan Strawberry Cheesecake is a simple, healthy dessert that is sure to become a crowd pleaser.
- 80 gram (½ cup) hazelnut meal
- 15 gram (2 tablespoons) flaxseed (ground linseeds)
- 15 gram (2 tablespoons) raw cacao powder
- 15 gram (2 tablespoons) desiccated coconut
- 30 gram (2 tablespoons) coconut oil
- 65 gram (3 tablespoons) rice malt syrup (you could substitute with maple syrup)
- 150 gram (1 cup) raw cashew nuts soaked for 2-3 hours in water and drained
- 150 grams fresh hulled strawberries (the more flavoursome the strawberries, the better this will be)
- 1 tablespoon white chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or essence
- 3 tablespoons coconut water
In a bowl or food processor, combine your hazelnut meal, flaxseed meal, raw cacao and coconut.
Add the coconut oil and rice malt syrup and mix until well combined and the mixture holds together when pressed.
Process the soaked cashews until smooth and creamy.
Add the strawberries and process again.
Add the chia, vanilla, and coconut water and process until smooth.
Assemble in a small glass by pressing the chocolate base into the glass and top with the strawberry cream.
Chill until set, garnish with heart shaped strawberry halves and serve immediately.
Another nut combo
You can sub the hazelnut meal for almond meal and macadamia nuts can sub the cashew nuts
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