About this 4th of July. Well, I’m still improving my skills on how to decorate and take beautiful pictures of my vegan cheesecakes. I tried soooo many positions and ways to take a picture of my cheesecake that it was probably funny to watch me if you’d be around. Lights, and angles… I really wish for a nice studio light in my dream kitchen! Lol 😅 But, other than me trying to decorate the cheesecake and trying to make the pictures look good, it came out really tasty! 😋 Now I’m having cheesecake everyday for breakfast! Considering that it only has healthy ingredients like nuts, coconut, oats and fruits, it’s like a smoothie bowl right? 😝😜🥥🍒🍌🍰🥣
🍒RAW VEGAN CHERRY CHEESECAKE: 🍰BASE: 🍒1 cup almonds; 🍒3/4 cup oats; 🍒1 cup dates; 🍒1 Tbsp coconut oil; 🍒1-2 tsp water; 🍒Pinch sea salt; 👉🏼Blend all ingredients until a dough forms. Add 1tsp of water at a time until the dough comes out sticky and easy to be held together. 👉🏼Press firmly into a pie dish. 🍰WHITE LAYER: 🍒1 cup raw cashews, soaked; 🍒1/3 cup cacao butter, melted; 🍒1/2 cup coconut milk; 🍒1/4 cup maple syrup; 🍒Juice of 1 lemon (4 Tbsp); 🍒1/4 cup protein powder (optional + more coconut milk if using protein); 👉🏼Drain the cashews and blend with all ingredients until very smooth. 👉🏼Pour on top of the base. 👉🏼Freeze for a couple of minutes until set. 🍰CHERRY LAYER: 🍒1 cup raw cashews, soaked; 🍒1/4 cup coconut milk (a bit more if needed to help blend); 🍒1 banana, frozen; 🍒1 cup cherries, frozen; 🍒1 Tbsp maple syrup; 🍒1/4 cup cacao butter, melted; 🍒2 Tbsp coconut oil; 🍒1 scoop vegan collagen (optional);👉🏼Drain the cashews and blend with all ingredients except the frozen fruits until very smooth. 👉🏼Add the fruits and blend again. 👉🏼Pour on top of the white layer. 👉🏼Freeze again for one hour or so until set. Then leave in the refrigerator until firm.
🍰CHERRY SAUCE: 🍒1 cup cherries; 🍒1 tsp chia seeds; 🍒1 tsp maple syrup; 🍒Splash water; 👉🏼Cook over low heat for approx 10min. Allow to cool; 👉🏼When it’s ready, serve with the cherry sauce.
I hope you enjoy the Raw & Vegan Cheesecake!
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