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Brazil Nut Cheesecakes

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Total time: 3 hours to soak nuts, 25 minutes preparation, 2 hours freezing

Serves: 15 small cheesecakes

Ingredients:
For the base:
2 cups brazil nuts, ground into a ‘nut meal’
4 tablespoons maple syrup (or raw honey)

For the cheesecake filling: 
1/2 cup lemon juice (approx 2 large lemons)
1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked in water for 3 hours
1 1/2 cups brazil nuts, soaked in water for 3 hours
3/4 cup maple syrup (or raw honey)
3/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Action:
1. Make the base. In a bowl, combine the brazil nut meal and maple syrup. The mixture should be dry, but moist enough to hold together. Mold a 1 a tablespoon of the base crust into the bottom of glass cups or small containers. Set aside.
2. Make the cheesecake filling, put all the ingredients in a powerful blender and blend filling is very smooth and light in texture. There should be no chunks at all. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of cheesecake filling into each cup cake on top of the base.
3. Freeze for 2 hours. Enjoy!

Tips:
1. You can make it without soaking the nuts, but soaking makes it creamier and easier to blend.
2. The cheesecake is ready to eat as soon as you make it, it will be soft and lush once blending is finished, you can always eat it right away, but setting it in the freezer allows it to get hard.
3. You can store this in your freezer for 8 weeks or fridge for 4 weeks – if it lasts that long!

Benefits:

+ Vegan
+ Refined sugar free
+ Dairy free
+ Gluten free
+ High in protein
+ Increases energy
+ High in Anti-oxidants
+ Can aid weight loss
+ High in magnesium
+ Brain food

Nutrition facts for one small cheesecake: 
Calories: 290
Total Fat: 28g
Carbohydrate: 22g
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Protein: 9g

* Every single recipe on this website uses nature’s ingredients, only. Always choose organic, local and seasonal whenever possible.

This recipe was created by Liana Werner-Gray.

Photo thanks to Rockn’ Raw Photos – Raw and Unedited 

This recipe is part of © 2013 The Earth Diet ™  All Rights Reserved

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