Snacks that can sit in the fridge ready and waiting for you all week, ready in under 10 minutes?
Better still when they're made from only a handful of ingredients and taste like dessert?
Sounding like heaven?
I thought so.
Lucky for you the recipe for these Raw Lemon Cheesecake Bites is here!
Add this recipe to your next shopping list; you may even find that you have the ingredients in your pantry already; and enjoy these time-saving, delicious snacks.
Remember that having a nutritious snack on hand that will sustain you at work, uni or on the road, is exactly what you need to walk away from those less-than-ideal options. None of us are perfect and those decisions are made a million times easier for us when we have a delicious and healthy option to turn to.
How do we re-create that classic creamy cheesecake texture and taste without actually making cheesecake then?
The first time that I stumbled across the answer to this was a fairly life-changing day.
Answer : cashews.
These incredible and diverse nuts lend their creamy, tasty properties without overpowering other flavours that you combine them with - win/win. Additionally, they're on the less-pricey scale and who doesn't love that?
This is exactly how I came to stumble upon creating this recipe over the Easter long weekend. Cashews in the pantry. Lemons in the fruit bowl. What can I do here...
Flavour aside (although it is awesome), these bites will provide you with healthy saturated fats for sustained concentration and satisfaction through the cashews and coconut. Lemon and vanilla add a fresh lightness to the recipe, whilst rice malt syrup is a great sweetener option that won't spike your insulin response.
I mentioned it was a win/win right?
- 1 cup soaked cashews
- 1 cup desiccated coconut (+ ¼ cup for rolling)
- Zest from ½ small lemon
- Juice from 1 small lemon
- 2 heaped tablespoons rice malt syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder (or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract)
- Soak cashews in water for 20 minutes
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor
- Blend until well combined, until dough forms a ball
- Roll and coat well in coconut
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week
Make it, enjoy it, post it and tag me #nfeats on Instagram