Vegan Lemon Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Squares
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves approximately 16 large squares.
If ever there was a combination of flavors to help ring in sunnier days and warmer weather it would be blueberry, vamilla and lemon. These cheesecake squares by Karielyn Tillman of The Health Family and Home
are made with 100% clean ingredients and are fun, flirty, and are easy to make look completely professional even if you're new to raw food prep. Make this dessert for someone whose never had a raw food dish before - they will be hooked!
Ingredients FOR THE FILLING 3 cups organic raw cashews 1 1/2 cup organic lemon juice 3/4 cups organic maple syrup 1 1/4 cup organic coconut oil FOR THE CRUST 2 cups organic raw pecans 1/4 cup organic maple syrup 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder FOR THE SWIRL 1 cup organic blueberries 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
Directions Prepare the crust
Step 1Add all ingredients for the crust into a food processor and process until it becomes a sticky, crumbly texture.
Line a 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper and transfer the crust mixture into the dish.
Using your hands, firmly press the crust evenly into the bottom of the dish. Set aside.
Prepare the filling
Step 2Add all the ingredients for the filling to a Vitamix, or high speed blender, and blend until it is creamy and smooth.
Pour the mixture on top of the crust and spread it evenly.
Prepare the swirl topping
Step 3Add all ingredients for the swirl topping to a food processor and process until it has a puree' type texture.
Drizzle the swirl topping on top of the cheesecake filling.
Using the tip of a sharp knife, swirl the topping into the cheesecake filling.
Step 4Put in the freezer for approximately 2 hours, or until it hardens.
When ready to serve, you will need to leave it out on the counter top for about 10 minutes or so to soften slightly because it will be completely frozen and difficult to cut.
Store it in the freezer until ready to serve because it will become soft and lose its shape if left out at room temperature.