Raw Blackberry Coconut Cashew Slice Fresh From My Mother-In-Law's Garden

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You’ll find that nothing beats the flavour of home-grown, freshly picked organic-grown fruit and vegetables. They’re free of chemicals and packed with health-giving nutrients, so they’re pure and wholesome.
I love returning home to New Zealand over the summer to visit our family and friends and have some time and respite away from our hectic live in Asia.
Its always so amazing to return to my husbands family home Opou where there is always an abundance of fresh fruit and organic vegetables. The fruit and vegetable garden has sustained Jeremy’s family for 5 generations and on our daily adventures in the garden we came across the blackberry bush dripping with the sweetest fresh berries, so we decided to put these to good use.

See the recipe below for this healthy treat made from Libby’s (my mother in laws) fresh blackberries.

Ingredients:

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For the bottom layer

-1 cup medjool dates, pits removed

-1 cup raw cashews

-1 tablespoons coconut oil

-1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

For the middle layer

-1 cup raw cashews

-1/3 cup coconut cream

-1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

- 2 tablespoons honey

For the top layer

-6 ounces blackberries (set aside 8-10 berries to keep whole)

-2 tablespoons honey

-1/2 cup coconut cream

-1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

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Method

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  1. In a food processor, pulse all ingredients for bottom layer until mostly smooth. This will take 2-3 mins.
    Dates should be totally sticky and cashews should be ground. Place into loaf pan and press firmly until it's spread totally evenly on the bottom.
    Place in freezer while you make the next layer.

  2. Clean food processor, then repeat process with all middle layer ingredients. Again, it should take 2-3 mins to get smooth.
    Remove loaf pan from freezer, spread second layer evenly over the bottom, then place in freezer again while you make the top layer.

  3. Clean your food processor one more time, then combine all ingredients for top layer in a food processor, leaving 8-10 blackberries out. Once totally smooth (about 2 minutes), mix in the whole berries, remove loaf pan from freezer, and spread top layer over everything.

  4. Freeze the entire thing for at least 2 hours before cutting into slices and serving. Keep frozen for up to 1 week.

    Enjoy xx

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