So I’m a fan of raw food cakes and slices, however like everyone, I live on a budget so indulging in a splendid slice is not something that happens every day. The beauty of eating something like this is that you know every mouthful counts as they are loaded with good fats, omegas, antioxidants, proteins, vitamins and food that serves your health, as opposed to something loaded with numbers and chemicals. Remember, you are what you eat right?
So I created this: Raw Food Sunshine Crumble Slice. It’s sweetened with dates, it’s creamy and decadent thanks to cashews, loaded with turmeric – giving it the sunshine colour – and it’s chocolatey on the base with hits of peanut, almond and pistachios, so for me, it ticks all the boxes! The crumble on top is the almond meal left over from making almond milk. I dried the almond meal in a low temp oven for about 50 minutes. You’ll know when it’s dried out as it shouldn’t stick to your fingers.
In a cafe this sort of slice would retail for around $6-8 dollars, because you’re paying for their time, expertise etc….. I was able to produce 9 pretty reasonable pieces for about $8. Shop around for the ingredients when they are on special. You’ll love the results.
- 2 tbsp coconut Oil
- 1 HUGE tbsp peanut butter (but any nut butter is fine)
- 1/3 cup of dates (pre-soaked)
- 1/3 cup of cacao
- 1/3 cup of pistachios
- 1/2 cup of almonds
I also added in some of my home made almond meal – about 1/4 of a cup
Melt together the coconut oil and peanut butter in a saucepan
Place all dry ingredients in a blender and blend together
Add your pre-soaked dates and a small amount of the date water
Add your coconut oil / peanut butter combination and mix together
Your mixture will combine together and form a ball
Press your mixture into a loose bottom baking tray
Place in the freezer to set
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup cashew nuts (pre-soaked)
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1/2 a cup of dates (pre-soaked)
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- course home made almond meal, cacao nibs or any chopped nuts of your choice
Melt the coconut oil till it’s mostly liquid
Add all other ingredients to blender and blend until creamy
Add the coconut oil and blend again
If it’s not sweet enough, you can add a drizzle of maple syrup to the mix and blend again
Pour over top of your base and spread, then cover in almond meal, cacao nibs or any chopped nuts you fancy
Place in the freezer to set. It comes out like a luscious ice cream sandwich. YOU WILL LOVE IT!
WARNING: this cashew cream is super delicious and you will want to lick the blender. Don’t do that. Use a scraper and stay safe.