Vegan Tofu Dates Cheesecake
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This low-fat, vegan tofu dates cheesecake is so delicious! It’s made with tofu, and it doesn’t even taste like it! When I first went vegan, I used to eat this cheesecake often. It was like a staple dessert for me. Plus, this is really healthy for you! It provides amazing health benefits. This cheesecake is way better than your typical dairy cheesecake. Why? Simply because it’s dairy and sugar free! Plus, it has less calories. I don’t use sugar at all, so the sweetness comes from the dates and raisins. Not only is this so delicious, it’s so easy to make! The crust is made with nuts and dates, and the filling is made with tofu, dates and raisins. Simplicity is the best.

 

So, you can feel 100% guilt free about eating this cheesecake. Who wants to eat cheesecake and feel guilty about it afterwards? Not me. And probably not you, too. This is also made with super foods such as walnuts and chia seeds. Chia seeds is an amazing super food. It is an ancient seed used by the Myans and the Aztecs. It aids in weight loss, improves memory and mood, high in fiber, contains omega fatty acids, helps keep you fuller longer, makes you stronger, contains vitamins, minerals and proteins. The health benefits are endless. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. If you sprinkle chia seeds on the cheesecake, you’ll actually be losing weight!

 

Walnuts are a super food, too. They are great for the the brain (which explains why they are shaped as a brain), heart healthy, contains omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and healthy, happy fats! It soothes, reduces blood pressure, relieves irritable bowel syndrome, and so much more! Did you know? It only takes seven walnuts a day to get all the health benefits! Also, 90% of the the walnut’s nutrients are found in the skin! Walnuts helps to maintain and lose weight. Eat your nuts! Of course, eat them in moderation. The health benefits are just amazing!

 

Tofu is made with soy and provides great health benefits. It can be eaten as a whole food, either as tofu or tempeh form. It’s a great “meat” alternative because it is high in protein, but low in fat and saturated fat. Tofu may lower cholesterol, and help prevent certain types of cancers such as breast and prostate cancer. Although, tofu (soy) should be eaten in moderation because it contains concentrated soy supplements due to the phytoestrogens (which is estrogen chemicals that occur naturally in plants), which can increase a risk of breast cancer in some woman. By eating a nice portion sized can be a great addition to a healthy, balanced diet. Just make sure that you use and buy organic and non-GMO tofu. My favorite brand is Nasoya.
So, this recipe is a perfect way to get your daily (soy) tofu in your diet. You’ll be fine, as long as you don’t go and eat this entire thing by yourself in one day or so.

 

Here’s the recipe:

Easy Vegan Tofu Dates Cheesecake:

 

CRUST:

1 1/2 cup raw walnuts (soak for 1-2 hours or longer)

1 cup soft pitted dates, soak if not soft for 30-1 hour in warm water

 

DIRECTIONS:

* Place all ingredients in the food processor or blender and process until sticky and crust-like. Press crust into a pie pan.

 

FILLING:

1 1/2-2 tubs Organic Non-GMO extra firm tofu (good brands like Nasoya, Soy-Boy, and other organic, non-GMO brands)

25-30 or more pitted dates, soaked for 30-1 hour to softened (soaking is optional but recommended if your dates are dry. Soaking the dates will make them softer and easier to blend with the tofu).

Heaping handful of raisins, optional

 

GARNISH:

1 tbsp chia seeds, optional

crust pieces, optional

 

DIRECTIONS:

* Blend all the ingredients in the blender until creamy. Place filling into crust. Spreading filling evenly onto crust. Place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours or more until firm. Garnish with raisins and chia seeds, optional. Enjoy!

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I personally like tofu. I’ll admit, at first I didn’t really find tofu to my liking, but then I got used to it. But if you like tofu or someone else you know does, then they will love this dessert. Try giving this dessert to someone who is skeptical on trying tofu, especially in a dessert. Most people don’t like tofu, but if you give them a piece of this dessert, they just might fall in love. Maybe try not to tell them that the base is tofu. Let them first try this cheesecake, then get their feedback. If they tell you they like it or love it, then spill out the news and tell them this contains tofu. They will never believe you.

 

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