1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts (or combo macadamia and walnuts)
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 pinch salt
3 cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 5 hours (or overnight)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbs. pure vanilla extract (get the non-alcoholic version if possible)
*a few tbs. filtered water or orange juice
*optional: a few drops doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil
1/2 cup fresh/frozen berries of choice
1 tbs. maple syrup
Juice of 1/2 orange
Zest of 1/2 orange
Place the shredded coconut in the bottom of a pie pan and spread evenly (this will help the pie not to stick).
Place the rest of the crust ingredients in a food processor and process until crumbly and well-combined (but still airy).
Press the crust ingredients into the pie pan and form an even crust. Put this in the fridge/freezer until ready to fill.
Place all of your filling ingredients into your food processor and process until creamy. Add the water or orange juice, but don't add too much! Just enough to get it a soft "yogurty" texture.
Pour mixture on top of your crust and spread evenly.
*NOTE: You can pour 2/3 of the mixture, then add 1/2 cup of thawed berries (then blend), then pour on top of your base cheesecake layer for even cooler presentation.
Wash the bowl of your food processor.
Place all topping ingredients into food processor and pulse until well-combined (but not soupy). Sprinkle evenly on top of the cheesecake base.
Freeze your cheesecake for at least a few hours, then thaw in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!