Blueberry Lemon (no bake) Cheesecake Bars

Who’s up for a simple yet elegant treat?

IMG_5776.jpegI love being creative in the kitchen and for me food presentation is just as essential to the success of a dish as its taste and flavour. This dessert definitely fulfills both criterias. Looking absolutely gorgeous and so tasty at the same time.

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These no bake lemon blueberry cheesecake bars have a surprisingly short ingredient list and only require a food processor. Aren’t those the best recipes?

So I decided to kick my week off with this super easy dessert and i’d be lying if I said I didn’t have one after breakfast.
Words cannot describe how AH-mazing this is!

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This alone would be the perfect dessert, but I had some blueberries that needed using up in the freezer. Trust me this can be your perfect summer dessert, refreshing and full of fruity flavor.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight & drained
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Soak your dates in room temperature water for 10 minutes.
    2. When ready, process the dates, almonds, vanilla extract and sea salt in a food processor until the almonds have chopped. Press into an 8×8 pan and set aside.
    3. In the food processor, pulse all the filling ingredients (without the blueberries) for 2-3 minutes and make sure everything processes well into a creamy texture.
    4. Pour half of the mixture into a different bowl and set aside.
    5. Add the blueberries to the remaining mixture and blend until well combined.
    6. Using a spoon, add spoonfuls of the lemon cheesecake and blueberry cheesecake into the pan.
    7. Use a knife to swirl together.
    8. Place in the freezer for 4 hours or overnight.
      I hope you did enjoy reading my recipe, now let me see your masterpieces on Instagram! @booties_and_smoothies , #bootiesandsmoothies
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