Easy and delicious raw vegan cheesecake – a recipe

Like I promised, I’m adding a long awaited recipe! I made this cheesecake for Wesley’s birthday party so I had a chance to take some photos. Some of you will probably be surprised how few ingredients you need and how easy it is to make it. And how good! I personally think that it’s better not to eat so many nuts at once too often but for special occasions – why not!

 

 

 

CRUST

1 cup pecans
1 cup hazelnuts
1 cup walnuts
around 10 dates

Soak all the nuts for minimum 8 hours (at the end of the post I’ll say why). Rinse well and pulse in a food processor.

If you want you can add some cinnamon or other nuts instead of the ones I used. Last time I made the crust using dates and dried mulberries but this time I wanted it to be less sweet.

 

 

 

CHEESE
4 cups cashews
freshly squeezed juice from 3 lemons
3 tablespoons coconut nectar
vanilla

Soak cashews as well. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This amount of nuts can be hard on your blender so I recommend doing it in two or even three parts, depending on what kind of blender you have.

I put most of the cheese out and then added some blueberries and then the rest of the cheese on top.

Cover the whole thing with a foil and put in a fridge for the whole night or to a freezer for at least 3 hours.

 

 

GLAZE
almost 2 cups of blueberries
4 dates

Blend everything. Pour on the cheesecake and put in the fridge until the glaze is firm enough not to drop and for you to be able to cut easily. You can make a glaze like this with whatever fruits you want, I highly recommend cherries!

 

 

All of the people who tried my cheesecake and who I talked to were amazed! One woman asked for a recipe and she was shocked that there’s no added sugar and no real cheese. Try it and let me know what you think :). And now what I mentioned before…

 

 

Why is it good to soak nuts before eating?

1. To remove phytic acid. If you eat raw nuts then this acid will interact with calcium, magnesium, iron, zink and copper and will block their absorption and also will wash out the minerals you already had.
2. To prevent deficiencies and bone mass loss (which is connected with number 1).
3. To help neutralize toxins.
4. To neutralize enzyme inhibitors which in case of eating nuts that were not soaked they block digestive enzymes so they’ll hard to digest.
5. It’s easier to blend (or chew) because they’re soft.

 

Below I’m adding a few nutrient facts about the whole cheesecake. Remember that I already mentioned this is something I recommend to eat on special occasions ;). These numbers aren’t 100% accurate and I took them from the app called Cronometer.

Calories: 5695
Protein: 142 g
Fats: 456 g
Folate: 480 mcg
Vit C: 86 mg
Vit K: 314 mcg
Iron: 47 mg
Magnesium: 26 mg

 

 

I’ll see you next time,

Aga

 

 

 

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