Desserts are often the biggest pitfalls in our diets, but the emergence of dedicated, unique raw and healthier dessert recipes like this incredible chai latte cheesecake one from our friends at Edibly Educated on Facebook have made that a thing of the past in many cases.
This one still has a little bit of a sweetener in it like most raw desserts, but it is free of the harmful chemicals and other substances such as high fructose corn syrup, dairy from cattle fed GMOs and pumped with hormones, food dyes and others that make regular desserts so unhealthy.
Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free Chai Latte Cheesecake with Ginger Pecan Crust Recipe
Yield: 6 Cupcake-Sized Treats (Double recipe for the size of a whole pie)
½ cup Pecans
1 ½ tbsp. Crystallized Ginger
¼ cup packed Dates (pitted, chopped)
Dash of salt
Assembly: Place all ingredients into food processor until you reach dough-like consistency. Add a splash of water or non-dairy milk if it is too dry. Press into the bottom of pie dish or muffin tin.
¾ cup Raw Cashews
4 tbsp. Coconut Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 tbsp. Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
1 ½ tbsp. Agave Nectar (Editor’s note: make sure it’s organic and as raw/unprocessed as possible, or consider local raw honey or maple syrup instead to keep it as low glycemic index, but still sweet, as possible)
1 tsp. Ground Allspice
½ tsp. Cardamom
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
Dash of Salt
3 tbsp. Coconut oil, melted
Instructions: Blend all ingredients but coconut oil in blender until completely smooth. Add oil and blend only to incorporate. Pour over crust and place in fridge for 8-10 hours. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon and shredded coconut if desired.
That’s it! No cooking involved!
Give these a try and let us know how you like them, and don’t forget to share the joy of raw desserts and raw foods with as many friends as you can. Desserts are meant to be enjoyed but they don’t have to be a massive drain on our health like they are for so many people.
Also, thanks again to the amazing raw recipe page Edibly Educated for the recipe. Look for more inspired cuisine in the future, and don’t forget to go like their page here for more!