Blueberry Lime Cheesecake {Vegan/GF/Paleo}

Blueberry Lime Vegan Cheesecake | Pretty Pies

If you saw my Purple Whipped Cream recipe, you know I L.O.V.E. purple. That’s why I’m so delighted to share this PURPLE cheesecake recipe: Blueberry Lime Vegan Cheesecake!

This is NOT a conventional cheesecake filled with refined sugar, bleached flour and dairy. Nope, it’s made mostly with nuts and fruit! So much healthier! Cheesecake that’s secretly good for you. YES.
Blueberry Lime Vegan Cheesecake | Pretty Pies

The crust is one of my absolute favorites. It tastes like a chewy cookie! It’s made with a mix of nuts and dates and it literally takes less than 5 minutes to make. Awesomeness.

And the cheesecake layers are SO decadent and CREAMY. I promise you won’t miss the dairy. I actually like vegan cheesecakes better than conventional. Plus, you don’t have to bake them! Woohoo!

Blueberry Lime Vegan Cheesecake | Pretty Pies

One of the amazing things about vegan cheesecakes is you can throw in any fresh fruit you like and it will be so good! Scoop some out as you go and make layers and it makes it really pretty! And you could use ANY type of berries in this cheesecake. It’s flexible!

Blueberry and lime is one of my favorite pairings. They’re so complementary and enhance each other’s flavor. You can add in as much zest as you want to really make the lime flavor shine. Taste and adjust as you go.. (part of the fun of making them.) If you haven’t tried this flavor combo before, add some lime zest the next time you make blueberry muffins. Sooo good. (Lemon works, too!)
Blueberry Lime Vegan Cheesecake | Pretty Pies

I love eating raw vegan cheesecakes because they make me feel GOOD afterward– not like I just ate a sugar bomb. Ya know what I mean? This cheesecake is full of PROTEIN, FIBER, and NUTRIENTS. And hello, healthy fats! My body rejoices instead of rebels. 🙂 Love it.




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Blueberry Lime Cheesecake {Vegan/GF/Paleo}
Pretty purple cheesecake that is made from pretty REAL food!
Blueberry Lime Vegan Cheesecake | Pretty Pies
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp ground vanilla beans or extract
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • Splash of water if needed to help blend
Cheesecake Layer Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cup raw cashews soaked overnight
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup lime juice I used a combo of lemon & lime
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp lime zest + more for garnish
  • 1 cup blueberries + more for garnish
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp ground vanilla beans or extract
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • Splash of water if needed to help blend
Cheesecake Layer Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cup raw cashews soaked overnight
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup lime juice I used a combo of lemon & lime
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp lime zest + more for garnish
  • 1 cup blueberries + more for garnish
Blueberry Lime Vegan Cheesecake | Pretty Pies
Instructions
To make the crust:
  1. Pulse ingredients in food processor until sticky crumbles form. Add a splash of water at the end if it needs help sticking. Press crust into a parchment lined 7" sprinform pan.
To make the lime cheesecake layer:
  1. The night before, soak cashews in a bowl of water. The next day, drain and rinse. Place cashews in food processor and blend for several minutes until smooth. Scrape down sides and add lime juice, 1/4 cup sweetener, zest, & vanilla & blend again. Stream in the melted coconut oil & blend until well combined. Taste and add more sweetener, if needed.
  2. Scoop out enough of the cheesecake filling to cover the crust with about 1/2 to 1 inch of the white layer. Then set in freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
To make the blueberry cheesecake layer:
  1. Add 1 cup blueberries to the remaining cheesecake in your food processor and blend until smooth. If your blueberries are tart, you may need a couple more tsp sweetener.
  2. Spread the blueberry layer on top of lime layer and decorate with fresh blueberries and lime zest.
  3. Cover with foil and set in the freezer for about 3 hours to firm up and then transfer to the fridge for a couple more hours.
Recipe Notes

I used a 7" springform pan to make this cheesecake tall and pretty. If you use a larger pan, your layers and cake will be flatter/shorter.

Frozen fruit has a different water content and I'm not sure how it would work in this recipe. But if you do use frozen, thaw it first.

It should last about a week refrigerated and a month frozen. If frozen, set out at room temp for about 30 minutes.

Slicing in the refrigerated (not frozen) state is recommended.

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17 comments

  1. Shannon says:

    I am confused. It says you can’t cut it when it’s refrigerated, only frozen? How do you serve it? Cut it into slices once frozen and then refrigerate the already cut pieces

    • Emily says:

      I recommend cutting it after has thawed in the fridge for a few hours. It’s difficult to slice if it’s frozen solid 🙂 sorry for the confusion

  2. Camryn says:

    Make me laugh MAO. Since when did cheesecakes
    ever have meat in them. They were ALWAYS vegan.
    Same with gluten free when products NEVER had gluten in them at all.

    • Tina B says:

      If you use biscuits to make the cheese cake base, it would have gluten in it : )

      I have made a cheese cake like that once and it was a-mazing. I took it to neighbours, but just in case they didn’t like it, I also took a shop bought dessert. Everybody loved the cheese cake so much, that the shop bought dessert wasn’t even touched and I was asked to make the cheese cake again soon!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I love this recipe, it’s better than I thought it would be. My first time making a vegan cheesecake and was pleasantly surprised. I am wondering about neutritional facts tho. Do you know them? Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Emily says:

      I’m so glad you love it, Jennifer! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I’m glad when I can concert a skeptic, lol.

      I don’t have the nutritional data but you can go to MyFitnessPal.com and it will analyze it for you.

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