People tend to think about Valentine’s Day only in terms of their romantic relationship. It you’re in a hot and steamy romantic love relationship, you’re a Valentine’s Day winner. If you’re single or otherwise living a less than Fifty Shades of Grey existence, well, you know.
To us, practicing Radical Self Love is taking time to slow down and honor what you really need. Whether it’s taking yourself out on a date to get a pedicure or a massage or going for a walk with a best friend – find a way to love and nourish YOU today.
Below is a recipe for a Carob Hazelnut Cheesecake, compliments of our partner restaurant Zeal. It’s hands-down, better than a hot date but just as good shared with the ones you love.
Enjoy this scrumptiously decadent dessert this week and celebrate all that you love.
Ingredients for the crust:
½ cup hazelnuts
½ cup pecans
1/2 cup dried dates (pitted and soaked for 20 min)
1/4 cup shredded coconut shredded
Pinch of sea salt
Ingredients for the filling:
3 cups raw cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours)
2/3 cup sweetener of choice (maple syrup or honey)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon Juice
3/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
3/4 cup carob powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
Directions for the crust:
In a food processor fitted with an S-blade, blend nuts until fine. Add in dates, coconut and salt until well combined. Transfer to a 9-inch cake pan and using your hands press down the mixture so it’s evenly spread. Put in the freezer for later use.
Directions for the filling:
In a food processor fitted with an S-blade (or a high-speed blender) blend cashews, sweetener, lemon juice, coconut oil, carob and vanilla until well combined. Add the water slowly (you may not need to use all of it) until you reach your desired consistency. It should be nice creamy. Pour into the crust and place in the freezer over night. Serve cold.
By Julie Pelaez
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website.
After you make this yummy recipe try a healing yoga class with Jo or Jules:
Conscious Cleanse Detox Flow - Jo Schaalman
Heart Opening Forrest Yoga Flow - Jo Schaalman
Traditional Hot Yoga - Julie Peláez
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