Thursday Treat

Vegan Blackberry CheesecakesI always have good intentions of giving up sugar.

Try it for a week, I tell myself.

I barely get past a day before I’m stuffing chocolate buttons in my face.

So it’s always a welcome treat to hear of healthy recipes for something that looks so bold.

Here’s one for the books and it looks soooo simple!

Mini Vegan blackberry cheescakes

Oh yeah!

Check out their cool video and more recipes online – https://www.tastemade.com/shows/healthy-af/mini-vegan-blackberry-cheesecakes

INGREDIENTS

  • For the crust:

  • 1 cup raw pecans

  • 1 cup pitted dates, packed 1/8 tsp. sea salt

  • For the blackberry cheesecake filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries

  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons) 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

  • 2/3 cup full fat coconut milk, refrigerated

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

LET’S GET COOKING…

  1. Cover the raw cashews with boiling hot water and let them soak for one hour.

  2. In a food processor or heavy duty blender, add the raw pecans and process into an even meal consistency, then remove and set aside. Add the pitted dates and sea salt into the same food processor and process until a small ball forms.

  3. Return the pecans back into the food processor and process until the mixture resembles a loose dough.

  4. Cut thin strips of parchment paper and lay into each slot in a muffin tin.

  5. Carefully pack the pecan-date mixture down evenly using your fingers to make the crust.

  6. Drain the soaked cashews and add them into the blender, followed by the blackberries, lemon juice, melted coconut oil, chilled coconut milk, and pure maple syrup. Blend together until very smooth.

  7. Pour the filling evenly into each muffin tin.

  8. Place the muffin tin into the freezer and freeze for 1-2 hours to allow the mixture to set.

  9. When you’re ready to eat, just pull up on the parchment paper to remove the cheesecake, then discard the parchment paper.

 

Try it out and let us know how you get on. I think that will my Sunday treat!

Ciara x

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