Thursday, June 11, 2009

Easy Peasey Raw Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Yes, you read right, raw vegan strawberry shortcake. One bite and you will be in love, and without all of the flour and sugar and ick that normal shortcake brings!

You will need:

20-30 washed strawberries with their stems removed, sliced or chunked

3 handsfull of your favorite raw nuts (we use cashews)

1 handfull of organic dates

2 T. of ground dates (if you dont want to use more dates, you can replace with 2 Tblsp. of agave but then the recipe wont be totally raw)

2 dashes of sea salt

dash of olive oil

Process the nuts and salt into a fine powder, set aside in a bowl. Process your handful of dates, then add the nuts back into the processor, until light and fluffy, add oil as needed. Set aside in a bowl, this is your "shortcake". Process half of your chopped strawberries with the 2 Tblsp. of date "sauce", sprinkle the remaining strawberry chunks on top of your "shortcake". Drizzle with the strawberry date sauce. Put your feet up and enjoy the best strawberry shortcake of your life!