Recipe of the week: Raw Lime and Strawberry Cheesecake

 

Talking food a few months ago with Michelle, the idea of lime and strawberry somehow being integrated was discussed. Hmmm ??? Challenge accepted 🙂
Inspiration for another Christmas day dessert and eating my dessert with absolutely no regrets had me back in the kitchen playing again and I love this version of my treat. With strawberries to give it some sweetness and both the strawberries and the lime for a little tang. Hope you enjoy it too.
Ingredients:

Base:
1 cup almonds
12 medjool dates (pitted)
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
¼ tsp vanilla extract
pinch Himalayan salt
Lime Filling:
¼ cup melted coconut oil
½ cup shredded coconut
½ tsp vanilla extract
juice from 1 fresh lime
(approx ½ cup)
Strawberry top:
1 cup macadamias
¼ cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)

Method:
Base:
Blend almonds, dates, maple syrup, vanilla, salt and coconut in a processor until well combined. Line a slice tin with baking paper and firmly press the mixture into the tin. Place into the fridge or freezer while you make the filling.
Lime Filling:
Add all ingredients for the lime filling into the processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour this into the base, evening out with the back of a spoon and pop back in the freezer.
Strawberry Top:
Next add all the ingredients for the berry filling into the processor, blending until well combined. Carefully spoon this layer on top of the lime layer and place back in the freezer to set. This may take a few hours.
Pull your slice out and cut into small bars (finger size). Pop it back in the freezer with a piece of foil over the top for storing, as well as being in an airtight container, to prevent any freezer burn. Remove for about half an hour before serving, so it’s firm but not still rock hard for eating.
As with most raw desserts, I may have eaten a slice of this one for breakfast at some stage too ;). I absolutely love going to my freezer to see just what treats are waiting for me. Yum!
Enjoy 💖 Shaz- rawfordaze

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