Raw Green and Activated Charcoal Cake:
GF, DF, Soy Free, Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Egg Free
This was easy to make and super low time commitment. I LOVE MATCHA so when I had all these extra cashews I had soaked I thought… Matcha raw cheesecake, and so it happened. The resulting cheesecake was pretty fabulous. I mixed in some crushed pistachios in-between the different layers for some texture change.
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 medjool date
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (For FM you can replace maple syrup with brown rice syrup)
- 1/2 tsp activated charcoal
- 1/2 sugar free Hershey’s chocolate syrup
- 1⁄2 cup raw cashews, pre-soaked and strained*
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or agave) (For FM you can replace maple syrup with brown rice syrup)
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1-2 tsp green matcha powder
- 1 tsp activated charcoal matcha
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
*To pre-soak nuts: place in a glass bowl, cover with water, and leave to soak for 4 hours (or overnight in the fridge).
- In a food processor, mix crust ingredients until a sticky crumble is formed. Then add maple syrup and process again. Transfer crust into a 4′′ springform pan and press it along the base and a bit up the edges. Put your crust in the freezer while working on the filling.
- You will be making two layers: One green matcha and one activated charcoal. Blend all filling ingredients minus the matcha powders in a power blender or food processor until completely smooth (don’t use a nutribullet…it will blend but it’s a pain). Pour half the filling into a separate bowl and put off to the side.
- With half the filling mix, add the green matcha first and blend. Pour this out in another separate bowl.
- With the other half of the filling mix, add the activated charcoal matcha and blend. Then layer the two fillings into the pan over the crust. You can freeze for 5 minutes in between layering. Smooth out the top and decorate!
- Freeze for 5 hours or overnight. Thaw out for about 5 minutes and serve. Keep refrigerated or frozen.