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Mini Cashew Cheesecakes

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These mini cheesecakes are great party and entertaining food! They are sweetly delicious but also provide nutrition and protein. This photo was taken on Liana’s iPhone right before setting them in the freezer. This was taken at the first Earth Diet ALL YOU CAN EAT event in New York. All ingredients were provided by Wild By Nature.

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

Serves: 30 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients:
For the base:
2 cups almond meal
4 tablespoons maple syrup (or raw honey)

For the cheesecake filling: 
1/2 cup lemon juice (approx 2 large lemons)
3 cups cashews, 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 almond meal and maple syrup. The mixture should be dry, but moist enough to hold together. Mold a 1/2 a tablespoon of the base crust into the bottom of paper cup cakes. 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 a heaping tablespoon of cheesecake filling into each cup cake on top of the base.
3. Freeze for 2 hours. Once set serve and 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!
4. You could use walnuts or macadamia nuts as the base for a crunchier texture.

Benefits:
+ Vegan
+ Refined sugar free
+ Dairy free
+ High in protein
+ Increases energy
+ High in Anti-oxidants
+ Can aid weight loss

Nutrition facts for one mini cheesecake: 
Calories: 156
Total Fat: 14g
Carbohydrate: 11.5g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Protein: 3.5g

* 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.

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

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