CLEAN RASPBERRY SLICE

I’m always on the hunt for a clean treat, and the more FREE containing words the better (Gluten FREE, dairy FREE, refined sugar FREE).   So with a little trial and error, and my housemate’s approval, I think it’s only fitting with summer just around the corner, to share this beautiful, extremely delish clean raspberry slice recipe with you.

It’s easy to make, contains readily sourced all-natural ingredients, and best of all, it packs a punch when it comes to health benefits!  Jam-packed full of raspberries, nuts and dates, we’re snacking on a smorgasbord of antioxidants, vitamins, healthy fats, natural sugars and dietary fibre.

INGREDIENTS (BASE)

1 C almonds

1 C walnuts (please note you can substitute in other nuts if almonds and walnuts aren’t your flavour)

2 Doz fresh medjool dates

1/2 C shredded coconut

INGREDIENTS (FILLING)

4 C cashew nuts (soaked in cold water for 6 hours, or if you don’t have time to wait, soak in boiling water for 2 hours)

1 C maple syrup

1/2 C coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla

2 C raspberries (fresh is best, but frozen can substitute)

METHOD

  1. Blend all base ingredients together in a food processor, you’ll find it starts to stick together due to the date content.
  2. Press into the base of a lined baking tray.
  3. Place all filling ingredients together in a high-speed blender and mix well.
  4. Pour over the base and place in the freezer to set.

If you’re only making the raspberry slice for yourself, simply divide the ingredients listed in half to make a smaller batch.  If you feel like making the slice a little more aesthetically pretty, sprinkle some shredded coconut, or crushed nuts over the top.  Remember to keep the slice in the fridge for optimal freshness.