Raw Avocado Cheesecake

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in desserts | 0 comments

Avocado in a dessert, my husband asks!?! Yes, and it is de-licious!  If I had been able to take a picture, I would love to post the look on his face when I served him this cheesecake.

I was feeling creative in the kitchen and came across the idea for an avocado cheesecake.  Since I’ve been so inspired by the raw food diet lately, I played around with the ingredients and came up with this yummy treat.

Raw Avocado Cheesecake

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in purified water for at least 6 hours then water discarded
  • 1 avocado
  • zest from 2 lemons
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  1. Combine walnuts and raisins in a food processor and blend until it starts to form a doughy ball.
  2. Press the walnut mixture into the bottom of a springform pan or a pie pan.
  3. Wash out the food processor.
  4. Combine the cashews, avocado, zest and juice from the lemons, agave nectar, coconut oil, and vanilla in the food processor and blend until creamy.
  5. Spread the cashew mixture on top of the walnut mixture in the springform pan or pie pan.
  6. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  7. Serve with your favorite fruit or chocolate topping.

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