The crust is made of equal parts dates and soaked raw almonds.
• 1 cup dates
• 1 cup raw almonds soaked
I put them in filtered water over night to soften them up. Once they are finely blended squish them into your chosen dish. Make sure to grease it with coconut oil.
Hint: Pit the dates. I didn’t know that they had seeds. They were barely scathed with my NutriBullet blades. Looked it up to see if they are toxic. They actually have medicinal properties such as antioxidant, antiviral, protect liver and kidneys, and help regulate blood sugar levels. That was a nice surprise but you do not want them in your crust if you can avoid it.
Cheesecake portion (I honestly like it better without the crust)
• 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked
• 1 1/2 large lemons juiced
• 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
• 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
• 1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
• 4 stevia packets
• Berries, peanut butter or other flavor if desired (I left mine plain and did the purple one with some blackberries)
• Fruit garnish (I used a mango sliver and a raspberry)
Put in fridge for a few hours to set
Dates are ugly. They look like cockaroaches. Eew. So do almonds. I actually don’t like cashews or dates so it’s weird that I love this recipe…though I could live without the crust.
Making the crust – Raw almonds and pitted dates
Quick Ideas: I make a lot of things in the NutriBullet. It’s simple and extremely versatile. VitaMixer or the like work too.