Raw Strawberry Cheesecake

If you are looking for an easy vegan cheesecake recipe, look no further! This is a gluten and lactose-free cheesecake, and it is one of those raw desserts that you can enjoy even if you are a picky eater. In addition to its being gluten and lactose-free, you may almost consider it guilt-free. And unlike other raw vegan desserts, this recipe is super easy to prepare.
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Total Time 25 mins
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • Crust Ingredients
  • 1 cup Nature's Eats Almond Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Nature's Eats California Dates, at room temperature
  • Filling Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1½ cups Nature's Eats Raw Cashews
  • 1⁄3 cup filtered water
  • ¼ cup liquid coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • Topping
  • 2 cups strawberries, thinly sliced
  • A drizzle of honey or raw agave (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Make the crust first by combining the almond flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Use your hands to turn almond meal and dates into a dough.
  • Press the dough into a pie plate or cupcake holders in a muffin pan as thinly as you can around the bottom and up the sides of the pan. If you are using a muffin pan, you have the option to not use a crust at all to make mini cheesecake bites.
  • Make the filling by combining the zest, lemon juice, cashews, water, coconut oil, and vanilla in a high power blender like a Vitamix machine until completely smooth.
  • Fill the pie pan to the top of the crust and refrigerate or freeze for 1-2 hours allowing the filling to become firm.
  • Once firm and you are ready to serve, thinly slice strawberries on top and add a drizzle of honey or agave.
  • The cheesecake will remain fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days without toppings.