Immunity Booster- Lemon & Ginger Raw Cheesecake

ImageImageImageWhy Is This Good For Me?

Vegan/ Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Processed sugar free

This raw cheesecake is to live for, a delicious dessert with health benefits – yes please! I have been thinking about making a raw cheesecake for a while but couldn’t make up my mind what flavours to use. I wanted something with a bit of a zingy kick and these flavours work really well together. Lemon is high in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant vital for a strong immune system. Ginger aids in the detoxification of the body which can often be helpful when you have a cold, flu or just feeling run down. Ginger is also good for stomach upsets, dizziness and nausea.

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 1 1/2 cup nuts (I used soaked almonds and macadamias)
  • 1 cup medjool dates (remove seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • pinch of Himalayan salt

Filling:

  • 2 1/2 cups cashews soaked for 3-4 hours
  • 1 cup medjool dates soaked in warm water for 15 mins (remove seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla essence
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil

How To Make Base:

  1. Blend all the ingredients for the base together for about 45 seconds or until it is well combined. It will become a dough like texture.
  2. You will need a round spring form cake tin, pour the mixture in the tin and with your fingers push down until all the base is covered.
  3. Place in freezer for 1 hour.

How To Make The Filling:

  1. Place all ingredients for the filling into blender or food processor and blend for about 45 seconds or until the mixture is well combined.
  2. Take the base out the the freezer and pour the filling on top of the base, smooth over the top with a icing knife.
  3. Place back in freezer for about 3-4 hours.

Finishing Touch:

  1. Take the cheesecake out the the freezer and with a knife go around the sides making sure it’s not sticking.
  2. Carefully take the cheesecake out of the tin and place on a cake plate.

Toppings:

  • You can use any topping you desire! I used lemon zest, grated ginger, and pistachio nuts.
  • Store in freezer.

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Enjoy xx

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