This Raw Vegan Key Lime Cheesecake will blow you away with the many different combinations you can make with it.
Not only is this a much healthier and guilt-free version, but it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly and no-bake!
Here are some typical ingredients in a traditional key lime cheesecake:
TRADITIONAL KEY LIME CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS
Filling: 3/4 pound cream cheese, 6 large egg yolks, 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Topping: 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Crust: 3/4 cup graham crackers, 4 tablespoons melted butter
It’s basically a sugar and dairy nightmare with some lime added in.
Well, I have a clean version for you today with several crust and topping options to choose from that I hope you will enjoy!
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- brain booster
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5 Fast Facts About Limes:
- aids in digestion
- fat burner
- contains more vitamin C than a lemon
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- helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
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Tip #1: IMPORTANT – If you are used to raw/vegan cheesecakes made with cashews ~and~ are not a fan of macadamia nuts, this might not be a good recipe to try because it has a very strong macadamia nut flavor. My raw/vegan cheesecakes usually use cashews which is what I’m used to and the flavor of this one threw me off because I wasn’t used to it. It was still very good, but I just want to make sure you know what to expect. You could always try my Raw Vegan Marbled Cheesecake recipe which uses cashews instead and just add the same amount of lime juice.
Tip #2: I made some with regular/plain crust and some with a chocolate crust (which was my favorite!). If you want to try the chocolate crust, just add 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder to the crust mixture.
Tip #4: This recipe made 4 large individual cheesecakes in this Norpro cheesecake pan. If you want to make a traditional round cheesecake, you can also make it in an 8″ round springform cheesecake pan, as in the original recipe.