Acai Cheesecake

Acai Cheesecake

Not only is this cheesecake unbelievably bright and colorful, but it’s also completely VEGAN! It uses raw cashews and coconut butter to create a luscious, creamy texture for a deliciously dairy-free cheesecake. I like to top mine with coconut whipped cream, chopped pistachios, and pomegranate seeds to create a tasty explosion of color! This dessert recipe uses all clean ingredients with loads of healthy nutrients—just be aware that it’s not a low-calorie dessert and should be consumed in moderation.

Ingredients

Crust
  • 1.5 cups pitted dates soaked for a few hours
  • 1 cup shelled sunflower seeds (kernels)
  • Filling
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 cups frozen acai puree, unsweetened slightly thawed
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups raw cashews soaked for a few hours
  • Optional Toppings
  • coconut whipped cream
  • pistachios chopped
  • pomegranate arils
  • Procedure

  • Place dates in a bowl and place raw cashews in a separate bowl. Cover each with warm water. Allow to soak for a few hours. (This will help them to blend up easier!)
  • Remove acai from freezer and allow to thaw slightly. (Until not frozen solid, but not fully a liquid.)
  • Drain dates. Add to a food processor with sunflower seeds and process into a sticky dough.
  • Press dough into a prepared pie pan. (I used a spring-form pan lined with a sheet of parchment.)
  • Drain and rinse cashews. Add to food processor (or blender) along with remaining filling ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Pour filling over crust, spread into a smooth layer, and freeze for at least 2 hours, until completely firm.
  • Allow to sit on counter for about 10 minutes to thaw slightly before slicing.
  • Add coconut whipped cream, chopped pistachios, and pomegranate seeds on top, or your favorite toppings!
  • Yields 12 slices of acai cheesecake.
  • Nutrition provided for 1 slice of acai cheesecake, excluding optional toppings.
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 slice
    12 servings
    Calories: 307

    • 42g Carbs

    • 15g Fat

    • 6g Protein

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