Can’t resist Cheesecake? You don’t have too. Try this delicious alternative that will take your taste buds for a spin.

by Melissa Krutzfeldt , Avena Staff Member — Red Deer, AB

Serves 18-20


  • 1 1/2 cups almonds
  • 1/2 tsp Avena’s Pristine Sea Salt 
  • 6 pitted dates
  • 3 cups Cashews
  • 3/4 cup Avena’s Coconut Oil (liquid state)
  • 3/4 cup Agave or your favourite sweetener
  • 5 lemons freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract (alcohol free)



  1. To make the crust, combine almonds and Pristine salt in a food processor and blend well.
  2. Slowly add the dates.
  3. Spread into a 9” spring form pan and set aside.
  4. To make the filling, combine all the other ingredients in a blender and process till you get a creamy smooth consistency.
  5. Pour over crust and freeze until firm.
  6. Remove from freezer and let thaw in the fridge. Garnish with your favourite berries or use Avena’s Raw Chocolate Fondue Sauce recipe.

    Avena’s Raw Super Foods Required:
    — Coconut Oil
    — Pristine Sea Salts