I just love figs! I can’t say it enough!
This dessert is so delicious, you’d think that you are eating something super unhealthy. But, the ingredients are far from it. Brazil nuts are packed with lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Figs are known to have anti-diabetic properties and it contains a lot of calcium, potassium, fiber, and anti-oxidants. Dates are also rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber (iron, potassium, manganese, copper, etc.). Cashews can lower blood pressure, it is good for the skin and bones (copper), it is high in antioxidants, and of course it contains protein. Macadamia nuts also pack the protein, calcium, potassium and much more.
Well, I could go on and on about how awesome these foods are for your body, but I think you get he point that I am trying to make.
Ingredients for crust:
- 1/2 cup of raw Brazil nuts
- 1/2 cup of raw cashews
- 7 dates
Directions: Place all crust ingredients in a food processor and blend for a few minutes. Then scoop it into a pie pan…or whatever you want to put it into. Today, I made individual sized “cheesecake”.
Ingredients for Filling:
- 1 cup of raw macadamia nuts (soaked overnight)
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/3 cup of cold pressed coconut oil
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup of raw agave (depends on how sweet you want it)
- 2.5 tablespoons of soy lecithin
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/2 cup of raspberries
- 6 figs
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- A pinch of all Celtic sea salt.
Directions for the filling: Place the nuts and the liquids in the food processor and blend for two minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for another 3 minutes or until it is creamy and smooth (no lumps).
Top off the “cheesecake” with sliced figs.
Place in the fridge for a few hours before serving. While you wait, you can make the chocolate drizzle.
Ingredients for the Chocolate Drizzle:
- 4 dates
- 1/3 cup of water
- 3 tablespoons of cold pressed coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- 4 tablespoons of raw agave
Directions for Drizzle: Process all ingredients together until it is smooth.
After a long wait, you can take the “cheesecake” out, drizzle it with some chocolate, and enjoy!