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lük Breakfast Beauty Bar

[RECIPE] 15 Serves | 45mins go-to-wo  | VEG WF DF (NF)

Delicious and easy-to-eat on the go this breakfast beauty bar contains essential beauty nutrients: omega 3 to fight inflammation & moisturise skin, essential amino acids for cell regeneration, vitamins, minerals & of course fibre to help nutrient absorption and remove toxins.  I created the recipe for the lük beautifood bar at the Growers Market, they were well received so we will make them every month! Obviously it had to be low sugar and most importantly I did not want it to taste like bird food.

Teamed with a lük Glow+Go Green Smoothie (add a spoon of yoghurt for probiotics & an egg for complete protein) and you have the perfect start to the day.

If you bake them at the beginning of the week and wrap up little bundles you’ll have something to grab as you run out the door.  They are handy for breakfast, to fill kids lunch boxes or to snack on.

BEAUTY BOOST:

So many skin loving goodies packed into one delicious bar. Wholegrains contain B vitamins that are required for every aspect of metabolism in your skin, without them your complexion will have a dull appearance as the skin cells can’t regenerate quickly. The seeds and nuts contain skin vital essential fatty acids (esp. harder-to-get omega 3) and key beauty mineral antioxidants (zinc, magnesium, calcium & selenium) and vitamin E. Shredded coconut and coconut oil provide a super skin  moisturising boost and anti microbial benefits.

YOU’LL NEED…..

Organic if you can:

1/2 cup oats – quick

1/4 cup flaxseeds

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup poppy seeds

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup coconut – fine

1/2 cup ground nuts (eg almond, walnuts or brazil nuts) or a flour eg organic spelt flour

1/3 sugar (panela or rapadura – evaporated unrefined cane juice)

1/2 tspn baking soda

1/2 tspn salt flakes (crushed Maldon or Murray River)

zest of 1/2 lemon

1 tspn cinnamon

8-10 medjool dates – chopped (optional)

1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)

egg

1/3 cup coconut oil

TO MAKE….

  1. Add dry ingredients to bowl. Mix well – use a big balloon whisk. Ensure dates are separated and coated in the dry mix.
  2. Add whisked egg and (melted) oil. Stir / cut through with a knife for several minutes til well combined – every bits and piece will be well coated and it almost clumps together in your hand. This step is important.
  3. Line ‘lamington tin’ ( 9″ x 13”) with unbleached baking paper and empty in mix.
  4. Spread mix evenly and firmly press down and into the tin. The surface will be smooth and firm. I use a flat pastry scraper to flatten out and compress the mix.
  5. Cook for 20-30 minutes on 170C or until surface is golden brown. Check cooking half way thru and turn tray if necessary – ie you may have hot spots in your oven.
  6. Cool slightly, cut the slice into bar size portions. Note it will seem a bit ‘crumbly but just press/poke back into shape – it will firm up on cooling. Leave in tin to cool.
  7. Once cool go over the cuts to ensure they are clean so you have individual pieces.
  8. Store in an airtight tub upto a 3 weeks.

TIPS + TRICKS

  • If you don’t have all the ingredients, don’t despair – mix and match. Eg Swap the oil or seeds or nuts
  • For school lunch boxes – omit the nuts 🙁
  • Pre-wrap the bars  in unbleached baking paper and pop on a sticker so the family can ‘grab and go’ – it makes them extra special.
Mixing the ingredients in the lük bar

fabulous mix of nutrient rich nuts and seeds

lük beauty breakfast bar

pressed firmly into the tray

Serving the Breakfast Beautifood Bar by the slice

Serving our Breakfast Beauty Bar by the slice

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Antioxidant Rich Spring Smoothie Recipe

Everyone knows that sipping a smoothie in the warm spring sunshine is bliss… But did you know they can help your skin to naturally glow too?

Try our Antioxidant Rich Spring Smoothie Recipe for a skin loving nutrient boost!  This smoothie is specially designed to contain foods bursting with antioxidants and provide your skin with a refreshing treatment from the inside, out.  Foods such as spinach, cacao and cherries are filled with a variety of antioxidants and are high on the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) chart… Plus, they taste delicious together!

BEAUTY BOOST

Bursting with antioxidants, this smoothie is created to provide your skin the dose it’s been looking for!  With this degree of free radical neutralising power, you can say goodbye to skin damage and hello to a glowing complexion.  Did you know there is even evidence suggesting our body’s production of antioxidants may decrease as we age?  Our antioxidant rich spring smoothie recipe is sure to do the trick!  Antioxidants help to destroy free radicals in our body which are unstable compounds.  Through reactions in the body, they can transfer electrons and leave behind new free radicals. They come from the suns UV rays, cigarette smoke, pollution, our own normal metabolism and toxins presents in pesticides and other household chemicals.  They damage cell function and its integrity which in turn leads to sagging, wrinkled skin, blemishes and a dull complexion. Antioxidants can help combat the damage by neutralising free radicals and stop them from damaging our skin! It’s like your very own anti-aging cream working inside your body. With ingredients bursting with antioxidants, such as cherries, spinach and cacao, this smoothie will leave you feeling young and energised, while helping to sustain bright, smooth skin.Antioxidant Rich Summer Smoothie Recipe

ANTIOXIDANT RICH SPRING SMOOTHIE RECIPE

5 minutes wo to go. Serves 1

YOU’LL NEED

3/4 cup cherries

1 banana

1 /2 cup spinach leaves

1/2 cup walnut milk (or milk of choice, try our recipe here!)

1 tablespoon of cacao powder

Handful of blueberries (optional for garnish)

HOW TO

1. Chop banana and spinach leaves roughly and add to blender.  Add remaining ingredients and blend for one minute or until smooth.

2. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy, top with blueberries and ice cubes on a warm spring day!

TIPS AND TRICKS
  • Use cherries fresh or frozen.  If using frozen you might need to add a touch more milk to the antioxidant rich spring smoothie recipe to ensure a creamy consistency.

 

luk beautifood Cranberry and Citrus Tea

Cranberry Citrus Antioxidant Tea | Natural Beauty Boost

[RECIPE] Makes tea for two | 30 mins

For a superfood burst of flavour and antioxidants

This gorgeous ruby and aromatically spiced tea made with fresh cranberries and citrus is perfect for Spring. It’s not only cheerful and cooling, it’s caffeine-free too – so all kids, and kids at heart, can join in the fun.

A much-loved staple for Thanksgiving in the Northern Hemisphere, I’ve re-imaged the recipe as the perfect tonic and delicious iced tea in the our warmer months.

BEAUTY BOOST

A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory tonic, this Cranberry Citrus Antioxidant Tea helps prevent cell damage by free radicals and boosts the immunity to protect against a wide range of winter aliments. It also has stress-relieving properties to help to relieve tension and stress.

 

BEAUTY BITE

A year round superfood, cranberries contain a high nutrient and antioxidant content and are an  excellent source of vitamin C, fibre, vitamin E, vitamin K and manganese.
Cranberry also boast an impressive array of phytonutrients which are naturally occurring plant chemicals that offer the anti-inflammatory properties and protection from harmful free radicals.

Did you know: Sailors would carry cranberries on their ships to avoid scurvy due to the high vitamin C content and ease of storage when dried.

Iced Cranberry and Citrus Tea

Cranberry Citrus Antioxidant Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • Generous handful cranberries – frozen (if dried use 1/3 cup)
  • 2 whole cloves
  • ½ or 1 cinnamon stick
  • Peel of orange, 2x 5cm x 1cm piece
  • Squeeze lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar if desired
  • Additional cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)

Method (It’s super simple!)

  1. Pop cranberries pot with water, cloves and cinnamon sticks and orange peel. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Add lemon juice. Sweeten to taste. Strain out cranberries if you like.
  3. Add cinnamon sticks for garnish if you like and serve hot or cold.

Enjoy

What's in your Beauty Bag - Nat Kringoudis

What’s in your beauty bag – Nat Kringoudis, Founder of The Pagoda Tree

Bio:

Nat Kringoudis is a bona fide women’s health revolutionist and fertility fixer with a big heart for natural healthcare.  She is a Dr of Chinese Medicine, an author, speaker and the founder and owner of The Pagoda Tree.  Nat has stepped up to champion fertility BEFORE it becomes an issue. With the belief of ‘Why wait until it’s broken?’ Nat is helping women in their twenties to lay a gangbuster ‘healthy hormone’ foundation, knowing that this is the way forward in the world of women’s health.

Through her blog, she educates women on the benefits of alternative therapies and nutrition for happy hormones.  Nat is also the producer and co-host of the online web series HealthTalks and from time to time you’ve seen her in your favourite glossy mag or appearing as a health expert on your telly.

Nat has penned three books Well & Good, Eat Fat, Be Thin and Eat Fat, Be Lean.

And she tours Australia regularly, holding workshops and speaking at other events to help women get clued up on their bodies and take control of their hormone health.

You can drop by and say hi to Nat on Facebook, Twitter or her favourite way – via Instagram.

www.natkringoudis.com

 

Nat’s Beauty Bag:

Nat Kringoudis

Nat Kringoudis

My beauty bag is a constantly changing situation.  I’m currently obsessed with red lipstick and as a red head, I would have never thought that possible!  Here’s what is in my bag currently:

From top right hand side , clockwise.

  • Pure Papaya Care is my go-to fix for dry skin, lip care and all things in-between.
  • Ere Perez Blush in ‘my blush’
  • Very well used eye pencils!  Black is Inika & the brown is Ere Perez.
  • RMS Beauty living luminizer
  • W3ll People Narcissit Foundation – medium neutral
  • Innika Mineral Foundation  – nurture 04
  • Black mascara
  • Mineral shaddows
  • Luk Lip Nourish in Cranberry Citrus – Fave Red Lippy.

 

*NB: lük beautifood supports our natural beauty community to genuinely share ‘what’s in their beauty bag’ – we don’t endorse products or contents or gain financially or otherwise from this series.

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Beauty Nutrition Handbook

Hot Chocolate

Naked Glow Hot Chocolate Recipe

Unlike traditional hot chocolate recipes – potentially sugar laden and low in nutrients, this Naked Glow Healthy Hot Chocolate recipe is packed with goodies to get your cheeks glowing! 

What more can you ask for… warmth in winter, flavanols galore and a delicious drink to bring it all together! There is no need to feel guilty with this hot chocolate and sit back, relax and indulge as it nourishes, calms and creates radiant beauty!

Gone are the days of commercial hot chocolates with loads of fortification, powered dairy substitutes, flavour and emulsifier additives. This new gourmet health conscious era heralds many types of milks, sweeteners, boosters, raw cocoa and organic chocolates which when blended or melted make a smooth, rich and divine hot chocolate.

To make it easy to DIY your own drink I have created this Hot Chocolate Formula Chalkboard.

lük beautifood hot chocolate chalkboard

BEAUTY BENEFITS

Here are a few of the delicious skin food ingredients on the board.

Dark Chocolate: Providing the perfect boost of flavonols to nourish your body, these antioxidants help to fight against free radicals, preserving a youthful, bright complexion. They work to protect your skin from the suns damaging UV rays  while helping maintain it’s elasticity.  The cacao in chocolate slows collagen breakdown by  naturally reducing the amount of stress hormones released.

Raw Cacao: The unheated/ minimally processed base from which dark chocolate is made. Raw cacao is full of flavonols to protect and tighten your skin.  Raw cacao provides a much higher amount of these antioxidants, therefore a greater benefit in your body! Magnesium helps to relax your body and mind while phenylethylamine is a natural mood enhancer, helping you to stay positive!

Mesquite Powder: This high protein powder is the perfect addition to maintain stable blood sugar levels. It is low in GI and contains a natural sweetness to tickle your taste buds. It is also filled with vitamins including calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc helping to boost the nutrient content of your healthy hot chocolate.

Maca Powder: A healing herb from Peru. Known for the power to energise and revitalise, some like to call maca there very own superfood! It is a complete source of essential amino acids as well as containing alkalising properties. This helps to restore and balance the body, reducing its acidic state while working to maintain correct body processes.

Chia Seeds: Although they may be small, chia seeds are packed with goodness and help thicken your chocolate drink. Their high in omega three fatty acid content is ideal for both your brain and body! They work to reduce inflammation and keep skin cells hydrated to create a gorgeous plump complexion. They also ward off wrinkles as well as help acne – perfect for maintaining a bright, youthful complexion. Chia seeds also have a high protein content which helps to build and rejuvenate cells, creating a fresh and glowing appearance.

Cinnamon: Works to help skin neutralise free radicals, preventing them from causing damage and triggering inflammation, cinnamon is full of protecting antioxidants. It helps to brighten your complexion, as well as tightening and smoothing your skin! 

NAKED GLOW HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE

To make the perfect hot chocolate for glowing skin – simply refer to the chalkboard image and start experimenting with ingredients and quantities for this hot chocolate recipe.
Here, I give you a little more detail on the making!

In a Vitamix or high speed blender that heats as it blends thru friction and creates the most creamy smooth texture, combine ingredients and whiz on high until mixture has heated up and is well blended. You can use traditional chocolate pieces as they will melt as it heats. Fill the bowl 2/3rds max.

On the stove. Heat hot chocolate recipe mixture in a saucepan whisk until all ingredients are combined and or melted.

To Serve: Create a little ritual around the making of your hot chocolate recipe. Select an earthen wear bowl or mug, lay a little tray and find a special place to savour your drink.

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Beauty Nutrition Handbook

raw easter treats - bunnies on horseback

Raw Easter Treats ‘bunnies on horseback’

Neither Devils nor Angels on Horseback, these creamy ricotta stuffed prunes enveloped in 85% chocolate are an indulgence for Easter.

Not-too-sweet, and packed with nutrients like antioxidants, fibre and healthy fats, you’ll love the intense rich flavour and almost jelly-like texture of these quick Easter treats.

The name ‘bunnies on horseback’ was inspired from the origin of the Devils on Horseback (bacon wrapped around prunes) which stems from Cornwall at around 1066 when the Normans invaded England. The Normandy raiders would cover their armour with rashers of bacon to frighten villagers with the grotesque appearance of the armour. Likewise, these may not look like the prettiest beauty food but I assure you these morsels taste amazing and are quick to make!

WHAT YOU NEED…

FILLING #1

25 pitted dates or prunes

180g Fresh Ricotta – strained

3 tspn Lemon zest – fine

1/4 cup Walnuts – toasted and rough chopped into a dice

t tspn Bee Pollen (optional)

1 Vanilla bean – 1 scraped  (optional)

FILLING #2

25 pitted dates or prunes

180g Fresh Ricotta – strained

3 tspn Orange zest – fine

1/4 cup Brazil nuts – toasted and rough chopped into a dice

Cinnamon – 2 good pinches

1 Vanilla bean – 1 scraped

DECORATION

70% + block dark organic chocolate (bittersweet) – melted over double boiler

raw easter treats - bunnies on horseback

TO MAKE

1. Prepare one or both of the fillings by combining ingredients until well mixed. There is enough ricotta mix to generously fill at least 25 prunes or dates per recipe filling. I prefer to use prunes over dates as they almost give a ‘turkish delight’ consistency and have an intense decadent flavour.

2. Remove the seed / pit from the prune or date by slitting side and keeping one side hinged.

3. Insert half  teaspoon of filling into each one. Alternatively fill a small strong plastic bag, snip off corner and pipe in.

4.  Chill in fridge for at least 15 mins til filling firms.

5. Dip filled prunes & or dates in melted chocolate – use a 2 prong fork to make easier. Place on toxin-free baking paper and refrigerate til chocolate is set.

raw easter treats - bunnies on horseback

Anti Oxidant Plum Cake

The Antioxidant Plum Cake

[Recipe] Makes 1 cake | 45 mins from go to woe

This is a delicious autumn seasonal plum cake you can make for only a few months of the year. The deep, rich Queen Garnet plum has around 3-6 times the anthocyanin antioxidant content of blueberries, helping to fight free radicals minimising fine lines and wrinkles. And, with a high proportion of plums to ‘batter’ it almost reaches ‘guilt free’ treat status!

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The traditional German recipe uses castor sugar. To reduce your body’s response to an insulin spike from the glucose I have substituted coconut sugar which has a GI of 35 compared to 68 in refined sugar and have replacing half the wheat flour with ground almonds rich in essential fatty acids and fibre. An insulin spike is like a burst of inflammation throughout your body.

Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles. Sugar is also known to go through the glycation process in your body where toxic compounds called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE’s) are produced.  These too can cause wrinkles, dehydrated skin, dark circles under your eyes and accelerate the ageing process.

 

 

YOU’LL NEED…..

  • 10-12 large Queen Garnet Plums, cut in half and stone removed
  • 125g soft butter
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½  tspn baking powder
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • 2 tblspn coconut sugar
  • 1 tspn cinnamon

 

TO MAKE….

Turn oven on 180C. Line the base of 26cm round spring form or lamington tin with baking paper.

  1. Cream butter with sugar til soft and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time with a tspn of flour, beat well after each addition.
  3. Add almond meal, flour and baking powder. Fold in til well combined.
  4. Spread over base of tin evenly.
  5. Arrange cut plums on surface of batter with cut side up.
  6. Combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the top of cake.
  7. Bake for 45minutes. Check by making sure a skewer comes out clean when tested.

TIPS & TRICKS

– Best eaten the next day when the juices have softened the plums and the healthy fats in the almonds have released and moisturised the cake crumb.

Now it’s time to have your antioxidant cake and eat it too!





10 DIY Beauty Recipes




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DIY beauty tips to nourish yourself this Valentine’s Day

February is the ideal time to invest in nourishing yourself…inside and out. To make it easy, and fun, we’ve gathered our top 5 DIY beauty tips to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day, especially for summer whipped lips or winter weary skin.

  1. Nourish your lips

Say goodbye to parched lips for good! If you want smooth, kissable lips all year round (the natural way!), these handy tips and our very special chapped lips home remedy luscious lip scrub will keep your pout in tip top form!

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  1. Get your skin glowing – the fast and easy way

I’m of the belief that we all deserve deliciously glowing skin that exudes pure vitality and radiance, but achieving complexion nirvana is not always an easy feat. Thankfully all you need is a bit of a boost, some healthy balance and the right nourishing practices to master a flawless canvas and heal your skin from the inside out.

  1. Supercharged Food Earth Mask & Scrub

Supercharged Food, Earth Mask & Scrub is a unique combination of the highest grade Diatomaceous Earth from the USA and Volcamin from the iconic outback town of Lightning Ridge in Australia. It works as both a face mask and an oh-so-gentle yet effective exfoliating scrub and provides superb results to leave the skin instantly nourished, feeling softer, smoother and looking more radiant.

  1. DIY Refreshing Green Tea Face Mist

With the days still hot and humid, sometimes you need that little ‘pick me up’ to refresh and rejuvenate. Try our DIY green tea face mist made from skin-loving ingredients to cool down you down on the go.

  1. Deep conditioning hair mask

With the heavenly combination of coconut oil, banana and honey, you can get healthy, luscious locks with our DIY Nourishing Hair Mask that takes just minutes to make.

Enjoy nourishing yourself inside and out.

 

Follow these DIY natural beauty tips with your favourite lip nourish 100% natural lipstick made from food. Try our bestseller Tea Rose for a universally flattering sheer shade or Chai Shimmer for a nude look – they will look, and taste, good enough to eat!

 

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What it means to be in an alkaline state

I’m sure many of my natural beauties know that an acidic body is not a healthy body and that being alkaline is the way to go. In fact some experts say disease cannot possibly exist in an alkaline and balanced state. If your insides are quite acidic, your body will seek balance by attempting to borrow the electrolyte minerals – calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium – from the blood, vital organs and bones to buffer or neutralise the acid so it can be safely removed from the body.

So what does it take to reach an alkaline state?

I come from a food science background, so I know exactly what it takes to get the body’s pH levels balanced and healthy. I recommend integrating a higher intake of alkaline-producing foods than acid-producing ones. An alkaline diet is rich in vegetables and fruit, while avoiding an over-consumption of grains, meat and dairy.

Having said that, it’s important to remember that, like everything in life, it’s about balance. It’s okay to eat some acid-forming foods like cheese, peanuts and meat, in fact our bodies need this. And while some foods may taste acidic, they can actually have an alkalising effect on the body. For example, the citric acid in citrus fruit is metabolised to its alkaline form (citrate) making it nice and cleansing for the organs.

Environmental factors come into play as well. Avoid household cleaning products like soap, detergent, air fresheners, glass cleaners and other various cleaning agents that contain high levels of chemicals which are toxic to the body and contribute to acidity.

The same rule applies when it comes to conventional bath and body products that contain not-so-friendly chemicals and toxins in them as well. Because our body absorbs approximately 60% of what goes directly onto your skin, these products can be some of the biggest offenders. Try switching over to more natural and safe products like with my Luk Beautifood Lip Nourish range or the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented makeup collection.

Our bodies are amazingly fierce when it comes to protecting the pH levels, but it always pays to go the extra mile and consciously nourish and nurture our bodies as we would a small child.

Here are some more quick tips for being in an alkaline state:

  1. Drink a fresh cold pressed juice every single day.
  2. Eat a diet full of nutritious (preferably organic) plant-based food like vegetables, fruit, herbs, non gmo soybeans as well as grass-fed animal products.
  3. Drink the juice of half a lemon squeezed in a glass of warm water (ginger optional) first thing in the morning.
  4. Steer clear of refined sugar and anything processed.
  5. Drink quality filtered water.
  6. Use natural household cleaning agents such as diluted apple cider vinegar.
  7. Use natural bath and body products.
  8. Avoid highly stressful situations like the plague if you can.
  9. Limit toxins by way of excessive alcohol consumption and kick smoking habits to the curb.

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What are your tips for being alkaline natural beauties? Leave a comment x

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Blood Orange Raw Cheesecake Recipe

Healthy, delicious, gluten free and vegan friendly, this divine raw blood orange ‘cheesecake’ made with cashew nuts will be an all round crowd pleaser at any event! 

Not only visually stunning and delicious, this raw ‘cheesecake’ made without cheese! is simple to make. Cashews, coconut oil and coconut milk are used in place of cheese to create a creamy smooth and skin-loving filling. Keep some in the freezer for when friends show up without notice, you will never have to worry again!

BEAUTY BOOST

Cashews are rich in healthy fats similar to those in olive oil which help to keep your skin soft and smooth.  They also contain selenium which keeps your scalp nourished, encouraging healthy hair growth for long lush locks. Vitamin E also aids your hair by providing antioxidant protection.  This prevents your hair cells from damage by free radicals which in turn maintains a gorgeous, natural shine.

Blood oranges are high in anthocyanins, which is also found in blueberries. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants which protect both your inside and outside from free radical damage.  Along with vitamin C, blood oranges work to prevent signs of premature ageing such as sagging and wrinkles, helping you to look and feel younger! They also contain folic acid which enables our body to create healthy red blood cells helping to create a natural glow and enable correct brain functioning.

BLOOD ORANGE RAW CHEESECAKE RECIPE

30 minutes plus freezing time

YOU’LL NEED

For the Base:

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup almonds

9 dates (just under a cup)

For the Cake

1 1/2 cup cashews (soaked for a min of 4 hours beforehand)

Juice of 3 blood oranges

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1/3 cup coconut milk

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup lemon juice

HOW TO

1. Process dates and nuts in a food processor or blender until a sticky mixture forms. Spread the mixture onto the bottom of a cake pan (using either the bottom of a spoon or your hands) and place in the fridge.

2. Blend all ingredients for the cake together on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy – make sure there are no lumps.

3. Pour the creamy cake  mixture onto the base layer and place in the freezer for around 3 hours or until frozen.  When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and place in the fridge for ten minutes before serving. Top with some pistachios, blood orange slices or even make your own blood orange glaze.

TIPS AND TRICKS
  • To make the glaze: Blend 1 date, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil and the juice of 1 blood orange
  • Throw on some pistachios and a few blood orange slices moment before service (or it will run) for a gorgeous finish to you raw cheesecake recipe!
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Raw cashew cheesecake with a blood orange glaze