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Raw Passionfruit Cheese Cake

March 10, 2020

With Passion fruit being one of my favourite fruits, I thought I would incorporate this fresh tangy tasty ingredient into one of my Raw cheesecake recipes.  This cheesecake not only has a fresh crisp tangy finish on the pallet but also allows satisfying that craving for something sweet, with no guilt added.  With all raw natural ingredients, to think you can create such a tasty dish is just fabulous.  I love making this in servings of 12 and I keep it in the freezer for those unplanned dessert evenings or when friends come around for a quick chat.

SERVES: 12

PREP TIME: 20min

FREEZE TIME: 2hours

INGREDIENTS:

BASE:

  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 macadamia nuts
  • 1 ½ cups Medjool dates
  • 2 lemon, juice & rind
  • 3 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

 

FILLING:

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, room temperature (melted)
  • ⅔cup passion fruit pulp
  • 2 lemons, juice & rind
  • 2 tablespoon natural maple syrup or agave nectar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle salt
  • 3 passion fruits for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  • To make the base, place the almonds and macadamia nuts in the food processor and whizz until they are a fine crumble.
  • Add the Medjool dates and blend until they are broken down into chunks.
  • Grate the rind of the lemon into the mixture and add the lemon juice, coconut oil, vanilla extract, pinch of salt and shredded coconut. Mix until combined into dough-like consistency.  If the consistency is too dry, add 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Line your cake pan with baking paper and press the base into the bottom of a cake pan or square-shaped silicone tray.
  • Place the base in the fridge to set while you make the topping.
  • To make the topping, drain and rinse the cashew nuts and place it in the food processor. Continue blending it until it reaches a really smooth velvety consistency.
  • Add the coconut cream and coconut oil and keep processing getting the mixture as smooth as possible.
  • Add the rind of the lemons and juice, as well as the passion fruit pulp (I added the seeds and they got whizzed up very finely), maple syrup, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  • Process the topping until very smooth. You may need to stop several times to scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl to ensure the ingredients mix evenly.
  • Once the topping is the desired consistency, pour it on top of the base and place it in the freezer for 1 hour or until firm.  Add the pulp of the 3 passion fruits to the top, freeze for another hour or until set.

 

Charissa Areington

Charissa Areington, a Health and Wellness Coach, I am committed to supporting others in achieving their own unique potential, through finding their path to their health. This is based on their own bio-individuality. We all have our own unique ways on how to achieve a healthier, vibrant, active lifestyle. My unique approach to wellness coaching is not only looking at the fitness aspect but also the nutritional viewpoint on and off the plate, it’s the support you will get along with healthy tips and inspiration that will allow you to connect with what works for you. I love to inspire others whether being fitness or healthy living, educating and supporting clients in achieving their health goals, through simple easy accessible, lifestyle adjustments, this is key for me. Many of my recipes are naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo or low carb, with no added refined sugars. I aim towards finding healthier alternatives when it comes to food choices with a positive benefit of crowding out those inflammatory causing foods. As a personal health guide, I aim to inspire a healthier lifestyle through good choices when it comes to finding alternatives to more wholesome foods, my recipes create an overall concept of clean eating in a unique way, adding more whole foods and superfoods into your lifestyle will naturally crowd out those high sugar, processed foods that our bodies don’t need. My aim is to share healthy alternatives and how to simply add these into your lifestyle in your own unique way, its finding what works for you. My experience in the health and wellness side started years ago, I have always been passionate about living an active healthy lifestyle, hence why I feel the need to share with others, health can be accessible, easy & convenient, it’s just finding what works for you.

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