Raw and vegan pumpkin cheesecake

Raw and vegan pumpkin cheesecake

  • Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays are right around the corner. It is time to start planning your holiday meals and spending time with the people in your life who truly matter. Your family and friends won’t be able to get enough of this deliciously healthy vegan pumpkin cheesecake. 
  • Agave nectar:
  • It is a natural low-glycemic sweetener – a great alternative to unhealthy refined sugar and artificial sweeteners.
  • Almonds:
  • They are excellent sources of calcium, vitamin E, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Almonds are natural powerhouses and have shown benefits in lowering cholesterol, brain health, heart health, weight loss to name a few.
  • Cashews:
  • They are filled with monounsaturated fats, which are excellent for our hearts. A study from the University of Navarra in Spain shows that eating nuts also decreases the risk of weight gain .
  • Cloves:
  • They are a very potent spice because of their antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic, and antiseptic properties. Cloves also provide a pleasant aroma and flavor to food, teas, and more.
  • Cinnamon: 
  • This potent spice is packed with health benefits. Cinnamon boosts brain function, protects against heart disease because of calcium and fiber, regulates blood sugar, and provides antimicrobial benefits. Plus it tastes great!
  • Coconuts:
  • The nectar made from coconuts is a great replacement for traditional sweeteners because they are low in fructose and have a low glycemic index. This means that they do not cause major spikes in blood sugar.  
  • Dates:
  • These desert fruits are potent cancer fighters. Dates are also a natural laxative, help treat anemia, and boost energy.
  • Figs: 
  • They are packed with health benefits. Figs have  the ability to treat diabetes, lower blood pressure, promote bone and heart health, and so much more.
  • Ginger:
  • It has shown benefits in the area of cancer prevention, immune boosting, and more. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Himalayan pink salt:
  • It contains the full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements just like Mother Nature intended. Himalayan pink salt is unrefined, unprocessed and “raw.”
  • Nutmeg:
  • It has been used since ancient times for its ability to boost brain function, relieve pain and indigestion, and detox the liver and kidneys.
  • Pumpkins:
  • They are a staple during Halloween, and provide great health benefits. Pumpkins are packed with vitamin A, which is great for our eyes, vitamin C, which is great for the immune system, and beta-carotene, which is great for our skin and eyes.
  • Walnuts: These nuts have shown powerful benefits in the area of heart health, diabetes, and anti-cancer benefits.
  • A. Crust ingredients:
  • 2 cups of walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of dates
  • 1/4 cup of dried figs
  • B. Crust directions:
  • Blend all ingredients until mixture forms.
  • C. Filling ingredients:
  • 3 cups of pumpkin, peeled & chunked
  • 2 cups of soaked almonds
  • 1 cup of soaked cashews
  • 1/4 cup of agave nectar
  • 3/4 cup of coconut nectar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cloves
  • Filling directions:
  • In a blender:
  • Mix pumpkin and cashews and all ingredients until creamy smooth.
  • Place mixture on the crust.
  • Freeze for 8 hours.
  • Make sure ingredients are organic.
  • Enjoy this delicious vegan pumpkin cheesecake. 
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  • For a healthy almond eggnog recipe.
  • Almonds are natural powerhouses.
  • For a cinnamon and honey weight loss recipe.
  • For the medicinal properties of coconut oil.
  • For cloves, the often forgotten champion spice.
  • For the health benefits of dates.
  • For the health benefits of figs.
  • For the health benefits of ginger.
  • Himalayan pink salt is good for you.
  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. “Nut Consumption and Weight Gain in a Mediterranean Cohort: The SUN Study.” NCBI. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.

 

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