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Raw Blueberry Cheesecake

Raw Blueberry Cheesecake #healthy #vegan #recipe #berry #cheesecake #dairyfree #sugarfree #glutenfree #plantbased #begoodorganics

This incredibly gorgeous, delicious, and healthy cheesecake comes from my lovely friend Ella Woodward, creator of the super popular plant-based foodie blog Deliciously Ella. We originally featured the recipe in my interview with her, which you can check out here. It's her favorite recipe by a long way, and her most popular. Much easier than it looks, I highly recommend trying it out for your next celebration.

RawVeganVegetarianPaleoDairy FreeGluten FreeSugar FreeSoy FreeContains Organic IngredientsCruelty Free

Serves 10

Make with

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Base
1 ½c raw almonds
2 ½c medjool dates

Middle
2c raw cashews (soaked 2-4hrs)
2 over-ripe bananas (sliced and frozen)
1/3-1/2c light coconut nectar/maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it - see tasting notes below)
1/3c freshly juiced apple juice
1tsp cinnamon

Top
1c freshly frozen blueberries (if available, see tasting notes below)
1c strawberries
1 banana (sliced and frozen)
4 medjool dates
1Tbsp dark coconut nectar/maple syrup
1tsp cinnamon

c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon

Raw Blueberry Cheesecake #healthy #vegan #recipe #berry #cheesecake #dairyfree #sugarfree #glutenfree #plantbased #begoodorganics
How to

1. Start by making the base. Put the almonds into a food processor and blend for a minute or so until the nuts are nicely crushed. Once this has happened add the pitted medjool dates and blend again until a sticky mix forms. Press this into the base of a cake tin and place in the freezer.

2. Then make the middle layer by simply putting all the ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Take the base layer out of the freezer and pour three quarters of this mix over it before putting the cake back into the freezer – keep the final quarter of the mix in the processor as it’s needed for the top layer.

3. Wait about twenty minutes for the middle layer to set in the freezer before making the third layer. To make this simply add the remaining ingredients to the blender combined with the mix from the middle, blend until smooth and then pour over the middle layer.

4. Place the cake back into the freezer to set for two hours before serving. You’ll need to remove the cake from the freezer and allow it to warm up for a few minutes before you serve it. Then enjoy!

Notes
  • I replaced 1/2c of the almonds with 1/2c of desiccated coconut (click here to order) - it's often more affordable than certified organic almonds, and adds another complexity of flavour which is delicious.
  • This recipe is quite sweet as is, so if you prefer a more subtle option, try the following: reduce the dates in the base to 2c, omit the coconut nectar and apple juice, and add an extra frozen banana to the middle layer instead. This is how I made it and it turned out beautifully.
  • Ella originally made this recipe with fresh blueberries frozen, as frozen blueberries often have a higher water content and make the top layer a bit soft. However in many countries fresh blueberries are hard to find (or ridiculously expensive). I therefore opted to use frozen berries, and instead added 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to firm up the mixture (click here to order) - worked perfectly.
  • Keep any leftovers in the freezer, then remove and slice as you need it.

x Buffy-Ellen

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Raw Blueberry Cheesecake #healthy #vegan #recipe #berry #cheesecake #dairyfree #sugarfree #glutenfree #plantbased #begoodorganics



Buffy Ellen
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Buffy is the founder of Be Good Organics, and loves creating delicious yet simple plant-based whole foods recipes. Buffy also oversees our Be Good Organics online store, full of plant based goodies that she personally uses and loves. Sign up for our newsletter below to be the first to receive her weekly recipes.




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