StRAWberry Cheese Cake (or fruit of choice!) by Holistic Lacey
This cheesecake is the result of an afternoon in my test kitchen! I played around with a variety of recipes to create the perfect, dairy free cheesecake. This recipe is a nutrient dense powerhouse thanks to the collection of so many amazing ingredients :
Brazil nuts – Just 5 offers your daily dose of selenium, an important mineral.
Walnuts, nut butter and coconut oil – rich sources of healthy fats.
Cashews – very high in the amino acid L-Tryptophan which is made into serotonin in the body. Two handfuls of cashew is the therapeutic equivalent to a dose of anti depressant prescription drugs.
Maple syrup – high in antioxidants and minerals like zinc and manganese.
3 layer StRAWberry Chesse Cake
What you’ll need… Shopping list
Walnuts & pecans (or nuts of choice), shredded coconut, nut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, pink himalayan salt, cashews, coconut or nut milk, pure vanilla extract, pitted dates, lemon, fresh strawberries.
Holistic Tip: Use organic ingredients when possible for optimal taste and nutrition!
1/2 cup walnuts or Brazil nuts
1/2 cup pecans
1 cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp almond or nut/seed butter
2 tbsp unrefined virgin coconut oil
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
Optional to double ingredients for a thicker crust
Lemon Vanilla Filling
2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours, drained and rinsed
6 tbsp unrefined virgin coconut oil
1 cup homemade banana coconut milk (get the recipe here!) or nut milk of choice.
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 the lemon vanilla filling
3/4 cups fresh strawberries
1.5 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup dates, soaked, pits removed
1 lemon with zest
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch of Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Line a 9inch circular spring form pan with parchment paper.
To prepare crust, place all ingredients in a food processor or Vitamix and pulse until a sticky, crumble crust mixture is achieved. If processed too long, the mixture can turn into a nut butter! Press crust firmly into pan with fingers, and place in freezer to set.
To prepare the lemon vanilla filling, drain and rinse cashews. Blend cashews, oil, milk, lemon, maple syrup and vanilla until a smooth creamy texture is formed. Use the damper stick or stop the blender to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
When desired consistency is reached, remove half of the filling lemon vanilla filling and place aside.
Add the strawberries (3/4 cup) to the filling in the blender and blend until well combined.
Remove the pan from the freezer and add the strawberry mix from the blender. Spread evenly with a spoon or spatula. Use a large soup spoon to add the lemon vanilla layer on top into small dollops. Use the back of the spoon to spread the lemon vanilla layer evenly without mixing the two layers.
Or, if you like you can swirl the layers together by placing dollops of the white cream around the pan and then use a tooth pick or butter knife and get creative with your swirling. Set in the freezer for at least 1 hour, preferably 2.
Remove cake from freezer, top with strawberry glaze and set for 5 hours, or overnight.
The next morning, I like to remove the size of the pan, let the cake sit for 5 minutes and then slice it evenly into slices which I then keep in a tupperware container in the freezer for easy access!
When serving, for a soft-creamy cheesecake, remove from freezer and let sit 15-20 minutes at room temperature.
Enjoy and be sure to comment below or add pictures of your own creations!