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My Recipe for Blueberry “Cheesecake”

Hi Friends,

Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 Hope you’re all enjoying quality time with your loved ones! Today I made a Blueberry “Cheesecake” that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free! Did you know that cashews can replicated the creamy texture of cheesecake? Amazingly, this recipe utilizes your freezer rather than your oven, which is perfect for a hot summer day! The end result is a decadent, creamy, good-for-you cheesecake loaded in fiber and antioxidants. Blueberries🫐 are one of my favorite superfoods and have “anthocyanins,” the antioxidant that gives it that dark blue color.

Recipe:

Filling Ingredients:

2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight (or you can boil and simmer for 20 min with a splash of lemon juice, then chill with ice-water).  This soaking or boiling process makes cashews (a legume) more digestible.
Zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries 

Crust Ingredients:

2 cups walnuts
10 Mejool dates (pits removed)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Extra berries optional for topping!

Instructions:

  1. Fist make the crust by placing all the crust ingredients in a food processor and pulsing until smooth.
  2. Line a 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper. Firmly press the crust into an even layer. Place covered in the freezer while making the filling.
  3. In a blender place all the filling ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. Add the filling and spread evenly over the crust.
  5. Freeze for 3 hours or overnight.

Enjoy with some fresh berries and a cup of herbal tea!  
Cheers to healthy treats!

Rajsree Nambudripad, MD

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