Raw lemon slices are a great spring dessert that will pleasantly refresh you and bring sunshine to your table during these warmer months.
We simply love raw desserts, from cakes, slices, balls to bars, as they are very delicious and healthy , and the preparation is super easy! This time we have prepared some amazing and delicious lemon slices that will pleasantly refresh you in the coming warmer months and brighten your day with its beautiful light yellow colour . The dessert is very easy to prepare, as you don’t even have to turn on the oven to make it! All you have to do is blend the ingredients for the dough and cream in a blender and then just wait for it to harden.
Bars are made with whole ingredients , are gluten-free, flour free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free . Soft dough made from dates and nuts and delicious smooth and refreshing cream made with cashews and lemon are the perfect combination that you have to try this spring. They are great as a dessert, snack or even breakfast, as they will give you a lot of energy and also satiate you well .
Ingredients and procedure
You only need 9 ingredients to make these delicious and simple raw slices.
For the crust you will need:
- hazelnut meal – nuts or oats are one of the main ingredients for raw desserts to get the right texture to form a soft but tender crust,
- almond meal,
- dates – dry dates are great for making raw desserts, as they are an excellent binder, because they are very sticky and they are also very naturally sweet, so there is no need to add other sweeteners to desserts that contain a lot of dates and
- coconut oil (unrefined) – which helps the crust to harden nicely.
For the cream:
- cashews – once soaked and blended they create a delicious creamy texture and are the main ingredient in the cream,
- lemon juice – provides a refreshing and slightly sour taste,
- lemon peel – helps to create an even more intense lemon flavour,
- coconut oil – it’s used to get the right texture of the cream,
- agave syrup – you can also use maple or rice syrup and
Soak dates and cashews in water (separately) to soften them and make them easier to blend. They can be soaked in lukewarm water overnight or you can soak them in boiling water for half an hour if you don’t have a lot of time and would like to make the dessert right away. The dough is made by blending dates, hazelnut meal, almond meal and coconut oil in a blender into a compact mixture, which is rolled out and placed in a baking dish to form the base of the dessert.
Preparing the cream is even easier! All you have to do is put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend them into a smooth cream and spread it evenly on the dough. Place the finished dessert in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to allow the cream to harden. When the cream has hardened, cut the slices into 12 pieces and decorate to get a beautiful looking dessert.
If you love raw desserts, you are going to like these recipes:
- raw blueberry cake,
- raw strawberry slices,
- raw lemon cake,
- raw strawberry cake,
- raw apricot slices and
- raw apple-cinnamon balls.
Raw lemon bars
- 80 g hazelnut mela
- 80 g almond meal
- 100 g dried dates
- 15 g coconut oil
- 200 g cashew nuts
- 2 lemons
- 10 g lemon peel
- 110 g coconut oil
- 80 g agave syrup
- 50 ml warm water
- Soak dates and cashew in lukewarm water overnight (or for at least a few hours) to soften (soak separately, in two bowls).
- Rinse te dates and put in a blender along with melted coconut oil, almond meal and hazelnut meal and blend into a uniform and compact mixture.
- Roll out the crust between two layers of baking paper and place in a baking pan measuring 25 cm x 21 cm.
- Squeeze the lemons and mix lemon juice with water.
- Rinse the presoaked cashews and put them in a blender along with melted coconut oil, lemon peel and agave syrup, lemon juice and water.
- Blend into a smooth cream, spread it evenly on the crust and place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to harden.
- Cut into 12 pieces and decorate with lemon slices if desired.
- Store the slices in the refrigerator.