Raw Green Tea Matcha & Lemon "cheesecake" {V + GF}
 
You will need a food processor or high speed blender + spring-form tin.
Ingredients
  • Base:
  • 2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup raw buckwheat
  • 1 cup (approx. 11) medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1½ Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • Filling:
  • 2½ cups raw unsalted cashews (soaked in water for at least 4hrs)
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (I used bonsoy but coconut would work well too)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp green tea matcha powder
  • Toppings:
  • Lemon slices
  • Matcha power
  • Coconut
Instructions
  1. For the base, Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until combined. Line the bottom of a spring-form cake tin with baking paper and transfer base into the tin, pressing down until evenly distributed and place in freezer.
  2. For the filling, Add all ingredients (EXCEPT THE MATCHA) and blend until smooth. Pour out half the mixture and transfer into a bowl.
  3. Add matcha into the blender with the remaining mixture and blend until combined.
  4. Transfer the matcha layer onto the base and evenly distribute. Add the non matcha layer onto of the matcha layer and spread out evenly with back of spoon. It's ok to combined the two layers a bit as it will give a nice effect to the cake.
  5. Add some slices of lemon if you wish then transfer into freezer to set for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Once it has set and you are ready to serve, take out of the freezer and let it sit for 15-20 mins to defrost. You can them add extra lemon slices, matcha and coconut flakes to decorate.
  7. Store in fridge if you want to keep a soft consistency or store in freezer to last longer.
Recipe by Life of Goodness at https://www.lifeofgoodness.com.au/raw-green-tea-matcha-lemon-cheesecake-v-gf/