Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chocolate and Cheesecake Strawberry Parfait

We received strawberries in our CSA share this week!!

So.... I had to make one of my favorite healthy desserts.

Chocolate...Cheesecake....and Strawberries.....Delicious!!!

Chocolate and  Cheesecake  Strawberry Parfait

Chocolate Mousse

In the food processor:

8 soft dates ~pit removed**
1/2 - 3/4 c. water*
1-2 t. vanilla

2 avocado's  ~peel and remove pit
 1/2 c. raw cacao (cocoa or carob)
dash of salt

*you may need more water to help process
**depending on the size of the dates you may desire more sweetness.  I usually add a few drops of liquid stevia to achieve desired sweetness.

 I usually blend my dates and liquids first until smooth and then add the other ingredients
drizzle water into food processor as you blend  
Blend until smooth & creamy 
place in fridge to set


1 c. soaked cashews
1-2 T. extra virgin coconut oil
2-4 T. lemon juice
1 t. vanilla
dash of salt 
begin with 1/3- 1/2 c. of water to blend to creamy consistency
you may need to add more water, but be careful not to add too much...but if you can use the recipe as a sauce for berries!

this cream will be slightly running 
place in the fridge to set
*I blend the cheesecake in the food processor first and then transfer to the Vita Mix to bring it to a super smooth consistency

After both of the puddings are set..layer in pretty glass dish and top with strawberries.
You can make one or both of the recipes above for individual desserts or dips for fruit.

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