Raw Vegan "Cheesecake"

I have talked about the wonders of raw desserts on the food blog before and this is one of my favorite raw desert recipes created by Paul Jarvis.  This is a raw version of a cheesecake.  It is delicious, easy to make, and contains no processed sugars.  It should still be treated as a dessert, but it contains lots of nutrients, as opposed to typical processed desserts, which do not. This cake has healthy fats, protein and fiber.  



  • 2 cups of raw cashews (soaked, rinsed, drained)
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 3/4 cup of dates (de-pitted)
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


For the crust, blend almond meal and dates together until mixture sticks together. Smush mixture into a 6-8 inch pie dish.

For the filling, blend cashews, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla until silky smooth. Scoop filling over crust.

Freeze for at least on hour. Defrost cheesecake in the fridge for 45-60 minutes, until the center is cold but not frozen. 


Katie Dawn Habib

Katie Dawn Habib is a Holistic Nutrition Coach with a M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health. By combining her nutrition knowledge with a love of writing, Katie created her own website, The Hungry Gypsy, where she talks about food, nutrition, wellness and travel. On her site you can also find information about her nutrition coaching practice and join in on the conversations. Katie would like to contribute in some small way to global healing and help her clients and readers feel inspired.