This is a sweet fruit cake with dense fruit and a nutty base garnished with citrus, ginger and almond extract. It is best ice cream with a thick layer of whipped coconut cream and garnished with dried walnuts and cherries. You can make individual mini cakes, or a large cake and cut into pieces.

This totally vegan fruit cake , free of preservatives, refined flours, sugar and dairy, of course is gluten-free and can be served for any occasion.

Healthy fruit cake

Dough for cake / pie

  • 1 cup of almonds
  • 1 cup of grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup dates
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 ″ ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (or agave syrup); failing that, stevia can also be used).

Instructions:

  1. Grind the almonds, coconut and cashews in a food processor and set aside.
  2. Blend all remaining ingredients in food processor until just combined.
  3. Add the dry mix and try to combine into a dough.
  4. Mix with the nuts (see below how to prepare them before).
  5. Press the dough into a cake pan of your choice.

Nuts

You can use a combination of dried cherries, raisins, blackberries, goji berries, and pineapple. Cut the largest fruits, such as pineapple or mango. Also add walnuts.

  • 3/4 cup dried fruit
  • 1 / 4-1 / 2 cup fresh fruit juice
  • 2/3 cup walnuts

Mix the fruit and juice together and marinate for 1/2 – 1 hour (or longer).

Whipped cream to cover

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk. See How to make coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 3 tablespoons of pure honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil.
  1. Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender, except the coconut oil, blend until smooth (important that the cashews break down completely for proper thickening).
  2. Add the oil and beat to incorporate.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large, shallow saucepan and chill in the fridge for 12 hours (if you want to speed up firming, freeze for 1 hour and then put back in the fridge).

Once the desired consistency is obtained, place on the cake / cake and decorate with walnuts.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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