I made a raw "cheesecake" yesterday. Since I am off sugar and gluten, I've not been able to get my baking fix so I decided that I would try making something dessert-like. Since the ingredients were cleanse-approved, I felt good flexing my culinary muscles.
So what is a raw cheesecake, you ask? Well, the one I made is basically pureed soaked cashews, berries, agave, lemon, and some coconut oil. I tend to avoid things that claim they are cheese when they are not. (I mean, why mess with something as glorious as cheese?!) In the spirit of the cleanse, however, I thought I would branch out.
And you know what happened? Sure you do. This "cheesecake" went over like a lead balloon.
Jude and Ellie sniffed at it suspiciously and then declared, "No like it, Mama." Vivi took a few bites and then asked for ice cream. Mark said it was okay but probably not good enough for the cost of the ingredients. I, the sugar-addict in the house, thought it was too sweet.
Too sweet. Holy crap-- this cleanse really is working!