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Raw Raspberry Cheesecake

A mixture of tart raspberries and sweet raw honey are added together in this recipe for a flavor not to be forgotten. It is rich and creamy and one small slice will satisfy your sweet tooth. I used frozen, thawed raspberries for this recipe and the outcome was awesome. I hope you enjoy it too.

Start by getting out 1 C Frozen Raspberries and setting aside in a bowl to start thawing.

For the crust:
1 C Almonds
1 C Pecans
12 Medjool Dates, pitted
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
Blend or process together until it starts to clump together. You may have to push the mixture down a few times to get it well mixed, but it should resemble a sticky/crumbly mixture.
Transfer to a pie pan.
Press the crust down in the bottom and up around the sides.

For the filling:
3 C Raw Cashews, soaked 10 minutes
1/2 C Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (about 4 small ones)
1/3 C Raw Honey
1/4 C Pure Maple Syrup
3/4 C Coconut Oil
1 tsp Pure Vanilla

Blend the "filling" ingredients together on high, 1 minute or so until mixture is completely smooth.
Stir in the 1 C Raspberries.
Pour the filling into the pie crust.
Freeze until ready to eat, at least 1 hour.
*You can also drizzle with Raspberry Sauce if so desired.
(1 C Frozen, thawed Raspberries1/4 C Agave. Blend.)

Raw Banana Splits

Who's up for some deliciously fresh banana splits? We are! My kids and I had a blast making three different flavors of raw ice-cream, sauces, and toppings for these. We also had 3 out of 5 kids request it for their next birthday, so I am taking that as a "Love it!"

You need:
Yo-nanas maker (It may also work in a food processor)
6 Fresh Ripe Bananas (or one for each person)

For the Ice-Cream:
3 Frozen bananas
2-3 C Frozen Strawberries
2-3 C Frozen Raspberries

Thaw these in separate bowls for about 10 minutes, then press through the Yo-nanas maker one flavor at a time to get fresh fruit raw ice-cream! Store in an airtight containers in the freezer until ready to serve.

Orange Kreme Sauce:
1 C Cashews, soaked about 10 minutes (I soak them in warm water for a quick soak)
1 Orange, juiced (about 1/3 C juice)
1/3 C Water
1/3 C Agave
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla, alcohol free
 Put all ingredients in the blender. Blend on "sauces" or "high" until it is smooth and there are no cashew pieces. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Chocolate Sauce:
1/4 C Agave
1/4 C Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 C Organic Cocoa Powder
2 T Coconut Oil
dash of Sea Salt
Blend together until creamy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Raspberry Sauce
1 C Frozen, thawed Raspberries
1/4 C Agave
Blend. You can choose to leave small raspberry pieces or blend until there are just the little seeds.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

1. Take a banana a slice it length-wise all the way down the middle.
2. Top with a scoop of strawberry, a scoop of banana, and a scoop of raspberry ice-cream.
3. Drizzle with your choice of sauce.
4. Top with fresh raspberries, chopped almonds, shredded coconut, dried gogi berries, or other nuts.
5. Repeat for each person.
 It was a GREAT activity to do with the family because we all love choices! Some chose one sauce, while others chose to pour it ALL on! I hope you find this as enjoyable as we did.
*They even made one for Dad and stored it in the freezer completely "done" for a couple of hours and it was still delicious when he came home to it.:)