Raw Strawberry, Lemon & Macadamia Cheesecake

Raw-Strawberry-lemon-Macadamia-Cheesecake

I am super stoked to be announcing the official launch of my first mini eCookbook – HEALTHY DINNER EATS - which is a FREE gift for signing up to receive my email updates. I have decided to release one recipe from my eCookbook to put on my blog, which is my favourite recipe - Raw Strawberry, Lemon & Macadamia Cheesecake.

I have been working on this for the last few months and it has been such a rewarding experience. The idea for this eCookbook came about because I was wanting to create a selection of recipes that were not only healthy and catered for various dietary requirements, but would also have the "wow factor" when entertaining guests. There are recipes in this eCookbook that cater for paleo, vegan, primal, clean eating, gluten free, dairy free, egg free and nut free diets. So if you have guests coming over for dinner and they have food allergies, intolerances or preferences, you have a selection of recipes available that you know have been tried and tested.

So grab yourself a copy of Healthy Dinner Eats by clicking HERE and signing up to receive my email updates. Once you sign up, you will receive an email with the link to download the eCookbook.

So now onto the recipe.......

This Raw Strawberry, Lemon & Macadamia Cheesecake is one of the very first raw desserts that I have ever made and have since made several times for friends and family. So it was only fitting that it has ended up as a dessert in my first ever mini eCookbook.

It tastes amazing, will really wow your guests, and best of all is suitable for paleo, vegan, primal, clean eating, gluten free, dairy free & egg free diets.

Some of my other wow factor desserts (I cant include them all) are my Chocolate Chia Pecan Pie, Raw Carrot Cake and Raw Chocolate Raspberry Slice.

I would love know what you think when you make it. So, let me know on Facebook or in the comments below.

Raw Strawberry, Lemon & Macadamia Cheesecake

Serves 8 - 10

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup raw macadamias
  • 12 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Filling

  • 1½ cups raw macadamias
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw or organic honey (organic maple syrup would also work)
  • 1 punnet fresh strawberries, plus an extra punnet for decorating and serving

Method

Crust

  1. Place macadamias, medjool dates and sea salt in your blender or food processor and blend until the nuts are crushed and the mixture holds together.
  2. Scoop out crust mixture and press firmly into a 20cm spring-form pan and smooth out with the back of a spoon. Rinse blender or food processor well.

Filling

  1. Warm the coconut oil in a small pot on low heat until liquid, add the honey and whisk to combine.
  2. In the blender or food processor place all filling ingredients (except the strawberries) and blend on high until very smooth.
  3. Pour about 2/3 of the mixture onto the crust and smooth with the back of a spoon or a spatula and place in the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the strawberries to the remaining filling and blend on high until smooth.
  5. Pour onto the first layer of filling and place into the freezer until solid (approximately 1-2 hours).
  6. Remove from the freezer and slice with a warm knife.
  7. Serve with fresh strawberries.

Enjoy

Ness xo


Vanessa-Vickery-Bio

Ness is a qualified nutritionist, a life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two gorgeous and extremely energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible and attractive products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.

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