Check out my Paleo, raw, GF, vegan strawberry Cheesecake. Wow, what a title!

Paleo Dessert

Paleo Dessert

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe today. A few weeks ago I tried a raw, vegan cheesecake at You & Bamboo. The dessert was a revelation! A complete game changer for me.

Vegan Christmas Dessert - Pin Me!

Vegan Christmas Dessert – Pin Me!

I love cheesecake, (and just about every other dessert), but this was different. Instead of being heavy on my stomach and overly sweet, it was light and nutrient rich. I actually felt better for having eaten the treat.

Yum Paleo Cheesecake

Yum Paleo CheesecakeYum Paleo Cheesecake

Treat is the operative word. The dessert is still calorie dense but at least while you indulge you are also consuming a good dose of fibre, protein, iron, magnesium, B group vitamins, vitamin C and antioxidants.

Close Vegan Cheesecake

Close Vegan Cheesecake

That’s a lot of goodness in a little piece of cake.

Raw Strawberry Cheesecake 1

Raw Strawberry Cheesecake

I bet you are wondering how it can possibly taste like a creamy cheesecake. The dessert uses soaked, raw cashews. When the cashews are blended they become light and fluffy, mimicking the texture of cheesecake. The cashew filling has little flavour so it takes on the flavour of whatever is added. When I think of cheesecake it’s the texture and lemon zing that gets me in so this one has the juice of a lemon from our garden.

Berry Cheesecake

Berry Cheesecake

As I sat in You & Bamboo enjoying the original raw cheesecake, I knew my challenge would be to recreate the dish.  So as I savoured each mouthful I tried to guess the ingredients. Once we were home I went to work trying to mimick the cheesecake. I wanted something similar in texture, but with more of a festive, Christmas feel. So below I give you my Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake. A Gluten Free, Vegan, raw dessert.

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 Voila I bring you my vegan strawberry cheesecake!  I think it would make a nice addition to the Christmas dessert table garnished with the gorgeous berries that are available at the moment.  Make sure you book mark or pin as this is a simple and quick recipe as it caters to many different diet.
Vegan Cheesecake Foodgawker

Vegan Cheesecake Foodgawker

For those without dietary restrictions a nice scoop of ice-cream or berry gelato would take this dessert to another level.

So readers, do you have to consider the needs of any GF, Vegan, Raw or Paleo friends of relatives this year? What are your catering plans.

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