Raw Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

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This Raw Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake is a perfection. It is No-Bake, healthy, naturally vegan (so dairy, egg and geletin free), gluten-free, grain-free and paleo. It is also soy free. A very healthy, allergen-friendly dessert. If this could get an award for the best healthiest spring dessert ~ that’s all vegan and of course all gluten free ~ it would be an easy win!

 

Ingredients

NO-BAKE, GLUTEN-FREE AND GRAIN-FREE CRUST :
CREAMY STRAWBERRY ‘CHEESECAKE’ LAYER
  • 3 cups raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • lemon zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, cooled
  • 1 pint of organic strawberries, reserve 5-6 for decorating and add just before serving

Instructions

Preparation
  1. First, melt the coconut butter to make an oil, set aside to cool.
  2. Soak the cashews in warm water for about 15 minutes, about the time it will take to make up the crust.
To make the crust
  1. Mix the almonds until a fine texture forms, add the raisins and shredded coconut. Process well, add 1 tbsp of filtered water at a time, process more and check texture if it sticks together.
  2. Press into the bottom of the spring form pan.
To make the cashew-cream/ vegan cheesecake
  1. Drain the cashews well, process in the food processor until they are a fine grind, add the lemon juice, lemon zest, agave and pinch of salt – cover and mix until well blended. Add the cooled coconut oil, mix again. Add the strawberries, mix again.
  2. Layer overtop of the crust and let set in the fridge.
  3. Before serving, dress it up with fresh strawberries. Serve and Enjoy this beautiful taste of Spring.
Ella LechéAbout Ella Leché

Ella Leché is the creator of the popular food blog Pure Ella and cookbook author of ‘Cut the Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough’.

Ella healed herself from a medically incurable autoimmune illness with food as she embraced a much healthier plant-based, wheat and gluten-free and refined sugar free diet which has sparked a passionate mission for Ella to help others to live healthier and happier.

Pure Ella has been a finalist in Saveur Magazine's Best Family Cooking Blog and Ella’s recipes have been featured in Vegetarian Living and Go Gluten Free Magazines among other numerous media. She lives the pure life in the Toronto area, Canada, with her husband and two daughters. Visit PureElla.com for more healthy recipes and follow on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter for health and happiness inspiration.

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