Dreamy Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake. {Raw Recipe}

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If you’re craving a creamy, dreamy chocolate cheesecake, I recommend this raw, vegan recipe as a much kinder alternative for your body.

Full of nourishing, healthy ingredients, it also happens to be a pretty sexy dish to whip up when you have a guest over.

I didn’t always know how to nourish my body like this though.

In the “old days,” back before I started eating for my ultimate health and well-being, I used to sit and eat three pieces of cake in a row, or three Magnum ice cream bars. However, I was never satisfied—even after all that sugary “food.”

Today, I know why. I wasn’t nourished. Not really.

You see, our bodies are constantly looking to survive. We are animals, and if we aren’t satisfied, then we’re seeking to make up the deficit in the form of whatever calories are readily available.

For example, someone on a low-carbohydrate diet (even if it’s a “healthy” one) will always be seeking more carbohydrates (hello, binge ice cream session). They could be satiated with healthy carbohydrates like fresh, whole fruits and veggies, but in desperation, they often reach for unhealthy, unsatisfying carbohydrates instead. Just as a person who is tired may reach for coffee instead of taking a nap.

So, if you’re reaching for a cheesecake, this raw, vegan recipe is an excellent alternative.

Raw, Vegan, Dreamy Chocolate Cheesecake.

Ingredients:

Crust:

1 cup raw almonds
10 pitted Medjool dates (soaked 10 minutes prior)
½ cup raw cacao powder (Cacao is the raw, metabolism-friendly ingredient that cocoa (cooked chocolate) will never be.)
½ Tbsp coconut oil
tiny pinch Celtic salt

Filling:

2 cups raw cashews
¾ cup coconut oil
¾ cup maple syrup
tiny pinch sea salt
½ cup raw cacao powder
½ tsp vanilla powder

Instructions:

1. Soak the raw cashews for three to five hours.

2. Place all the base ingredients into a food processor or high-speed blender. (Must be high-speed!) Process until dough is formed.

3. Place the base mixture into a pan, pressing the mixture down with your fingers (it’s more fun that way) until flat.

4. Place all the filling ingredients into a food processor or blender, process until smooth, and pour on top of the base. Spread evenly.

5. Transfer the cheesecake to the freezer for at least four hours. Place on a bench five minutes before serving. Remove from the pan, slice, and serve.

Enjoy!

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Author: Donna Wild

Image: Author’s Own

Editor: Catherine Monkman

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When Donna was 12 years old, she had a dream to be a dancer and have a house on a property with some happy cows. However, this was the year that doctors diagnosed her with juvenile arthritis and began medicating her for the pain. At 17 years of age, she visited specialists who diagnosed her with chronic rheumatoid arthritis in her entire body and said she would be crippled by the time she was just 22. By then, she had spent her life training to be a professional dancer, however, had become 13 kilograms overweight and directionless.

Donna believes that animal cruelty is wrong and personally suffers when she sees the way humans treat animals, she has worked tirelessly for a decade to empower people and families to eat in alignment with their belief- cruelty-free.

Today, Donna is a Mum of a four-year-old, a Nutritionist, a popular plant-based health and lifestyle author and an Australian Latin Dance Champion. She is completely free of arthritis, pain, and medication.

With her experience transitioning from a meat-eating to vegetarian, to vegan, to purely plant-based diet, and with the tens of thousands of hours she’s put into learning about nutrition and human bodies, Donna has gone just as deep into the ethics behind what we eat which is how she came to found this charity.

Til The Cows Come Home is a charity that aims to be the World Vision for livestock animals, on a mission to rescue animals that are too sick or injured to make it to slaughter and re-home them to a sanctuary to live a full and happy life, just as Donna imaged as a child.

Donna welcomes comments and questions!

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