casheweeeeese cake aka vegan cheesecake

By Erin Olejnik

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nutty life’s vanilla bean cashew milk is delicious to drink, but did you know it can be used in desserts, too? our dairy free cheesecake recipe is the perfect guilt-free vegan dessert! plus, you can customize this recipe by topping with fruit, or creating an entirely new flavor by blending frozen berries or melted chocolate into the filling!

here’s what you’ll need:

CRUST

  • 3/4 cup of your favorite type of raw organic nut (I used cashews here, but walnuts, macadamia nuts, or almonds work just as well)
  • 5-7 organic Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup of organic shredded coconut

FILLING

  • one 12oz bottle of nutty life vanilla bean cashew milk
  • the juice of one organic lemon (≈3 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup of organic pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil, in liquid form
  • 1 cup of raw cashews
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • a dash of cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

1. first, let’s make the crust. combine the raw nuts, dates, and coconut flakes in a food processor and pulse until everything is chopped into small pieces.

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2. pour this crumbly mixture into either a springform or pie pan. lay a sheet of wax paper over the top and use the underside of a cup to press the mixture into a tightly-packed crust. make sure it is evenly distributed along the bottom of the pan.

3. stick the pan in the freezer to set the crust.

4. rinse out the food processor and combine all of the ingredients for the filling in it. blend until it is a creamy consistency with no cashew chunks. if the mixture does not seem viscous enough, blend a few more nuts into the mixture.

5. take the pan out of the freezer and pour the filling mixture over the top of it. if necessary, distribute the mixture evenly with a rubber spatula.

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6. place the pan back in the freezer and let it sit for 1-2 hours. afterwards, decorate the top with nuts, berries, coconut flakes, or anything else you desire! the cheesecake will last in the refrigerator for up to five days.  (insider secret: freeze some of it for later!).

voilà! who knew that making a vegan cheesecake could be so easy? if you try your hand at this recipe, be sure to post a picture and tag #nutty4nuttylife! also, follow our blog for more delicious dairy free recipes!

nutty life cookie dough bites: the perfect gift of health & love <3

By Caroline Huffstetler

As you start to think about gifts for your loved ones (and maybe even yourself) this holiday season, I want to talk to you about how AWESOME our cookie dough bites are.  Side note: our cashew milk is awesome too, but we can't ship that yet.  So nutty life mylk makes a perfect gift for your family and friends local to Boston...or for family you are driving to with coolers in hand :)

The reason our cookie dough bites ROCK & make the best gift:

  1. We can ship our bites ANYWHERE in the U.S.
  2. We will include a personalized note on a cute holiday tag & ship directly to your loved ones, so you don't have to do anything!
  3. We have the most adorable holiday packaging in the world (sneak peak below -- holiday tag not pictured).
  4. The bites can be eaten raw OR you can bake them in the oven for around 8 minutes at 350 degrees to get a warm, gooey, fresh-from-the-oven vegan HEALTHY cookie.
  5. Two new flavors will be launched in the coming weeks! So you will get to choose from our classic cinnamon oat delight, taza cacao nib chip, & crazy over mint chocolate! You can even choose to include 2 of each in your mini gift box :)

We can't wait to spread health and love across the U.S. this holiday season! Stay tuned for the arrival of our new cookie dough bite flavors.

HOLIDAY PACKAGING INCLUDES A HAND WRITTEN HOLIDAY TAG :)

HOLIDAY PACKAGING INCLUDES A HAND WRITTEN HOLIDAY TAG :)

 

Stay happy and healthy :)

 

Caroline