Decadent Raw Strawberry & Coconut Cream cake made with a creamy coconut filling for a delicious and wholesome vegan and gluten-free dessert. Sweet, juicy strawberries combined with carob fruit syrup are the only sweeteners used for this delicious and healthy raw cheesecake.
You might want to try the mini version of this strawberry cake which is our lightest of all cakes! Great for sharing in office: Raw & Vegan Strawberry & Coconut Cream Slices
Like many other fruits, strawberries make their claim in history as a luxury item enjoyed only by royalty. It has been alleged that newlyweds were entitled to strawberries with soured cream as a wedding breakfast. They believed to be an aphrodisiac.
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Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavanoids which makes strawberries bright red. They have been used throughout history in a medicinal context to help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening and skin irritations. Their fibre and fructose content may help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion. The fibre is thought to have a satiating effect. Leaves can be eaten raw, cooked or used to make tea.
Fruit and vegetables make a valuable contribution to a healthy balanced diet, and berries such as strawberry are especially useful. This is because they are rich in colourful pigments which have a protective effect – these anthocyanidins are thought to have a number of potential health benefits, including prevention of inflammatory conditions and heart disease.