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Delicious Drupe Raw Nut-Cheese Cake

Apricots and Peaches are considered drupes because of the large wooded seed inside them, referred to as a pit. They are delicious, and the perfect fruit for summer, and readily available at the farmer’s market. They are sweet and juicy, yet tart and zesty. The perfect arrangement of flavors to enjoy fresh and raw, or combined in my delicious creamy raw nut-cheese cake. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
Crust.
2 cups raw Brazil nuts
1/4 – 1/2 cup raw pecans
1 cup dates (pitted)
3 T Coconut Secret’s coconut sap sweetener (or any other raw sweetener)
1 tsp organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

Filling.
3 cups raw cashews (soaked, then dehydrated)
12 medium-sized apricots (pitted, and chopped into pieces, leave skin on)
2-3 peaches (pitted, and chopped into pieces, leave skin on)
1 1/3 cup nut milk (I used almond butter and water)
1/2 cups raw agave nectar
1 T organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract
dash pink Himalayan salt
dash ground cinnamon
1 cup coconut oil (melted)

1/2 cup raw, sliced almonds (for garnish)

Preparation:
Crust.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until crumbly and sticky. Pour into a cheese cake pan, and press down evenly, moving slightly up the sides of the pan. (I used coconut oil to grease the sides and the bottom, and placed a sheet of parchment paper on top. This helps keeps the cake bottom from sticking to the pan and sides). Place pan with crust in freezer until ready to fill.

Filling.
Combine all ingredients into a food processor, except for 2-3 apricots, and coconut oil. Mix until creamy smooth, with some fruit chunks. Add coconut oil and mix again. Remove crust from freezer. Pour filling into crust. Add remaining chopped apricots and mix well. Evenly spread filling. Sprinkle sliced raw almonds on top. Place saran wrap over top and freeze for several hours until firm. This cake is ready to serve. Best served slightly chilled.

Dreamy Raw Mango Cheesecake

This cheesecake is so refreshing and delicious! I just love mangoes, and this dessert really brings out the love! The first time I made this recipe was about 2 years ago, and I have since improved the recipe since that first time. I really hope you love it too! My photo isn’t great, since I haven’t been able to take decent pictures lately. I’m thinking about asking Santa for a new camera! Well, enjoy! =)

Crust.
Ingredients:
2 cups raw almonds
1 cup raw macadamia nuts
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
1 cup pitted Medjool dates
drizzle raw agave nectar
dash pink Himalayan salt
3T orange zest (optional)

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients, except orange zest, in a food processor and pulse until crumbly and dough-like. Remove from blender and press into the bottom of spring-form pan that has been lightly greased with coconut oil. Press evenly, cover with saran wrap, and refrigerate or freeze until filling has been prepared.

Filling.
Ingredients:
2 cup raw cashews (soaked for 8 hours)
1 cup coconut flesh (young Thai coconut)
3/4 cup raw honey or agave nectar
2/3 cup coconut oil (lightly warmed)
1 tsp organic vanilla extract (non-alcoholic)
1/4 cup coconut water (more as needed)
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
drizzle raw agave nectar
2 cups fresh, ripe mango (chunks)
3T lecithin
3T orange zest (optional)

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients, except coconut oil and lecithin, in a high-speed blender, and blend on high until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour over top of pie crust and slices of fresh cut mango. Smooth out to remove any air bubbles. Refrigerator for at least one hour before glazing.

Glaze.
Ingredients:
3 stems Irish Moss (soaked)
1/4 cup purified water
1T coconut butter (melted)
1 mango (peeled, stoned, and chopped)

Preparation:
In a high-speed blender, blend Irish Moss with a little water until gelatinous and smooth, add the mango and coconut butter and blend until smooth. Pour and spread the glaze over top of the mango cheesecake. Chill in the refrigerator or freezer for another 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

Suggested Garnish: Serve raw whipped topping, and some added orange zest, maybe some slices of fresh cut mango.

Cherry Cheese Cake

Okay, so I’m obviously on a raw cheese cake kick! What can I say, “I love my sweets!” Anyway, this cheese cake is similar to the others. However, I made it thicker and creamier. Plus the cherries really added something special. I hope you love it as much as we did! Enjoy! 🙂

Crust.
Ingredients:
1 cup raw walnuts (dry)
1 cup raw pecans (dry)
1/4-1/2 cup sliced raw almonds (dry)
8 Medjool dates (pitted)
drizzle of agave nectar
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and grind and mix until crumbly and sticky. Press into a spring-form cheese cake pan, cover with saran wrap and freeze until filling is ready to pour.

Cheese cake Filling.
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups soaked cashews (soaked at least 4-6 hours or more)
1/2 cup soaked pine nuts (soaked at least 4-6 hours or more)
2 1/2 cups coconut flesh (from 2-3 young Thai coconuts)
1/4-1/3 cup fresh coconut water
1 T coconut butter
1 T coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (organic, non-alcoholic)
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp raw honey
1/4 cup cherries (pitted, stemmed)

Preparation:
Combine soaked nuts and water in food processor and blend until creamy. Add coconut flesh and blend again until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend as long as it takes to make super smooth and creamy. Add 1/4 cup cherries and blend again until cherries are broken down and combined with mixture.

Cheese Cake Assembly.
Final Ingredient:
1 1/2 cups cherries (pitted, stemmed)
1/4-1/2 cup crushed pecans
1/4 cup shredded dried coconut

Preparation:
Place 1 1/2 cups cherries on top of the cake’s crust and spread out evenly. Pour cheesecake filling over it, and smooth out. Sprinkle crushed pecans and shredded dried coconut over top. Cover with saran wrap and freeze for at least 1-2 hours before serving. Keep in freezer or cold refrigerator for storage.

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Choco-Mocha Blueberry Cheesecake

The last cheesecake I made was such a hit, that everyone was begging for more. So, I decided to make another one, but this time I would add raw chocolate with the berries. Well, it turned out RAWTABULOUS!!! Of course, anything with chocolate usually does taste sensational – in my book! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! 🙂

Cheesecake crust.
Ingredients:
1 cup walnuts (dry)
1 cup pecans (dry)
10 pitted dates
drizzle agave nectar
dash pink Himalayan salt
handful organic dried coconut flakes
½T raw cacao nibs

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and chop and mix until crumbly and sticky in consistency. Press evenly into a spring-form cheesecake pan. Cover with saran wrap and freeze until cheesecake filling is ready to add.

Cheesecake filling.
Ingredients:
1 cup soaked cashews
½ cup soaked pine nuts
2 cups flesh from young Thai coconuts (about 2)
¼ cup to 1/3 cup coconut water
1T coconut butter
1T coconut oil
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ to ½ tsp. coffee extract (optional-for a mocha flavor)
1T coconut nibs
1 ½ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
juice of ½ a lemon
1T agave nectar
1T cup maple syrup
½ T raw honey
½ to 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
½ cup to 2/3 cup blueberries

Preparation:
Using a food processor or super high-speed blender, combine soaked nuts and coconut flesh, and process until smooth – adding the coconut water a little bit at a time to make smooth (use more or less of what is called for). Add the remaining ingredients one at a time and mix well in the food processor.

Cheesecake assembly:
Place a handful of blueberries on top of the cake crust, spread out evenly. Pour filling over top, and spread evenly. Place saran wrap over top and place in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours until ready to serve. (It’s best to keep it stored in freezer, but refrigeration is fine, if cold enough to keep it set and smooth.) When ready to serve, garnish top with fresh blueberries, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes if desired. Dig in! It’s absolutely RAW-RIFFIC!!! 🙂

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Berry Cheesecake

In addition to making the bread this weekend, I also came up with this berry cheesecake, so that my son and I could continue practicing with video taping me preparing food and presenting. I wanted to use up some of the coconut meat I had, and fresh berries I bought, so here it is – and it is very yummo! We’ve almost eaten the whole thing! 🙂

For the crust.
Ingredients:
1 cup walnuts (dry)
1 cup pecans (dry)
8 pitted dates
pinch Himalayan Salt

Preparation:
Mix well in a food processor until crumbly. Press into spring-form cheesecake pan. Place in freezer to set until filling is ready.

For the filling.
Ingredients:
1 cup cashews (soaked for about 2-4 hours)
1/2 cup pine nuts (soaked for about 2-4 hours)
2 cups coconut flesh (2 young Thai coconuts)
1/4 cup coconut water
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1T coconut butter
1T coconut oil
1-1 1/2 tsp. organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract
1-1 1/2 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
2-3 handfuls strawberries (with stems removed)
1 handful blueberries

Preparation:
Using a food processor, mix cashews, pine nuts, and coconut water. Add coconut flesh, coconut oil, coconut butter, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt. Mix until very smooth and creamy (this may take a while). Add the strawberries and blueberries and blend until smooth and creamy, and rich in color. Remove crust from freezer, and pour filling into crust, spreading mixture evenly. Place saran wrap over top, and place back into the freezer to set-up for at least a few hours, or overnight. Top with chopped pecans, or more fresh berries and fruit. It’s ready to serve. Yummy-yummo!

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Raw Cheesecake with Kiwi Topping, Berry Sauce and Cream

Raw cheesecakes are so easy to make, and taste even better than the real thing. They have a light, creamy taste, and can definitely please the pallet. A lot of raw chefs make some elaborate, and decorative raw cheese cakes – works of art! You’re almost afraid to eat it – cause’ raw cheesecake goes very fast!

Crust:
Ingredients:
2 cups pecans (soaked and dehydrated)
12 soft dates (pitted)
dash of sea salt

Preparation:
Process all ingredients in food processor until powder like. Press into bottom of spring form pan and set aside.

Filling:
Ingredients:
3 cups of cashes (soaked for 2-3 hours)
1/2 cups – 3/4 cups raw honey or agave nectar
1/2 cup juice of one lemon
2/3 cups slightly warmed coconut oil
1 tsp. organic non-alcoholic vanilla extract
1/4 cup purified water (more or less as needed)

Preparation:
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Pour filling into crust and freeze for at least 1-3 hours as needed to set-up. Transfer cake to separate plate, cover with fresh slices of kiwi. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate while making the cream topping and sauce.

Cream Topping:
Ingredients:
1 cup young Thai coconut meat
3T raw cashews or macadamia nuts (soak for 8-10 hours)
5 dates (pitted) or 1T raw honey
3T raw coconut water or raw almond milk
1/2 tsp. zest of one lemon
1 tsp. organic non-alcoholic vanilla extract

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in high-speed blender or food processor. Mix on high until very smooth and fluffy like whipped cream.

Berry Sauce:
1 cup berries (blue berries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries – or mix it up)
1T purified water
1/4 tsp. organic non-alcoholic vanilla extract
2-3 drops liquid stevia or 3T agave nectar or 1T raw honey (add to taste)

Preparation:
Combine ingredients in a blender and mix until super smooth and runny.

Plating the cake:
Slice cheesecake and place on plate. Top with cream, and drizzle berry sauce over it. Add mint leaves or additional slices of kiwi fruit for garnish.

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