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Friday, 21 April 2017

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites (Vegan) - Seasonal Berries

I'm the biggest berry fan, I eat some form of the delicious fruit every day without fail, so when Seasonal Berries contacting me asking me to create a delicious strawberry recipe for their #SpringStrawberry campaign I jumped at the chance!

The Spring months are the perfect months to be buying and eating juicy strawberries as they're readily available at all major supermarkets and are super great quality at this time of year. I love adding strawberries to my porridge, to yogurt bowls, throwing them into smoothies, infusing them into water and just munching on them as a healthy sweet snack throughout the day. I also love to bake with strawberries as they create an unbeatable taste that is combined so well with a variety of flavours and ingredients. Today I'm bringing you a recipe for vegan strawberry cheesecake bites - they're totally raw, refined sugar free and gluten free but truly indulgent, perfectly sweet and full of flavour.

Strawberries are the true star of this recipe, and rightly so as they're an everyday superfood! Strawberries are one of the healthiest fruits out there; they're low calorie, relatively low sugar for a fruit, they contain plenty of essential vitamins and minerals which include vitamins C, B6 and K as well as fibre, folic acid, potassium and amino acids! Strawberries are also rich in anti-oxidants including elegiac acid which helps to protect the skin.

I'm so excited to have collaborated with Seasonal Berries on this campaign and bring you a recipe I'm really proud of! The base of these cheesecakes are made out of almonds and oats which creates the most incredible biscuity texture with sweetness from the gooey medjool dates. The cheesecake layer is made using soaked cashews which when blended form this wonderfully smooth texture that will rival any other cheesecake. I topped these bites of heaven with a slice of strawberry to really add to the sweet taste!

FUN FACT - Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside!
(via Seasonal Berries website)

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