If you've a garden that grows mint like a weed in summer, get a hold of some for this refreshingly decadent  dessert from our regular Raw Chef Eileen Sims from Raw Ambition. Head on over to Eileens wonderful website for her latest yummy raw recipe
For the crust:
1 Cup of Macadamia Nuts
½ cup Sprouted and Dried Buckwheat (you can substitute with Buckwheaties or more nuts)
½ Cup Coconut Crunch
¼ teaspoon Vanilla Sea Salt (or plain salt if preferred)
¼ teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Powder
1 Cup Dried Coconut
2 teaspoons Cacao Powder
1 Cup of Medjool Dates (stones removed)
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil (does not need to be melted)
You can purchase all your bulk and raw foods through the store
For the mint filling:
3 Cups soaked Cashews
2 Cups Almond Milk (you can vary this depending on consistency) 
¼ Cup Lemon Juice
¼ teaspoon Vanilla Bean Powder
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 Cups of Fresh Mint Leaves
10-20 drops of Food Grade Peppermint Oil (I use DoTerra)
2 teaspoons AFA powder or Spirulina (make sure it’s a low odour one)
1 Cup Coconut Nectar
1 Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
1 Tablespoon Lecithin (melt this in with the coconut oil) – you don’t have to use lecithin but it helps bind everything a little.
For the chocolate filling:
4 Tablespoons Cacao Powder
1 Tablespoon Coconut Nectar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  1. Take a 10 inch spring form cake tin and grease the bottom slightly with Coconut Oil or line it with baking paper (just be careful that there are no creases if you take this option) you can also use plastic wrap.
  2. Blend the nuts first, then add the other dry ingredients. With the food processor going, slowly add the dates through the feeder tube until the crust starts to rise up the sides of the bowl, stop and scrape this down, and continue, add the Coconut Oil in here as well. 
  3. Gently press the base into place, it should be a little sticky but pliable. Once you have covered the base of the pan evenly, pop it in the freezer while you make the topping.
Mint Filling:
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender (not food processor!), Coconut Oil and Lecithin. Blend till smooth and creamy, slowly add the Coconut Oil and Lecithin.
  2. Now take your pan from the freezer and pour in about ¾ of your mixture.
Chocolate Filling:
  1. Take the remaining mixture and add the Cacao Powder, Nectar and Vanilla and blend
  2. Pour the mixture into the pan, moving the jug around so as to distribute it evenly. You should feel that the majority of the chocolate mixture has gone deep into the original layer. Then take a chopstick and quickly swirl it around to create a nice effect.
  3. Return to the freezer for 1-2 hours to set, or overnight, then pop in the fridge for an hour or so before serving.
  4. Top with grated Chocolate. Thereafter it can stay in the fridge for up to a week (if you have a padlock.)
  • Because the liquid portion can vary in flavour consistency (Almond/Coconut) check your filling for flavour very often. The best thing to add is in fact salt, not sugar, so try a pinch first to see if that works.
  • You can experiment with any nuts you like for the crust but I don’t recommend more than ½ cup of Coconut Crunch or 1 cup of Buckwheaties.

      Eileen Sims - Raw Ambition

      Eileen Sims founded Raw Ambition primarily as a raw cooking school, but also as a centre of nourishment for the mind, body and spirit. The aim is to create food that is as wholesome and nourishing as it is delicious and full of flavour. Eileen, a long distance triathlete,  has progressively become raw vegan over the last 20 years. Her long history in the food industry and her passion for helping people learn about making better choices to lead a healthier life is what drives Raw Ambition. She is committed to creating amazing food that will satisfy the fussiest eater, fuel the most competitive sportsperson and bring peace to the plates of those who struggle with their relationship with food.  Eileen is committed to helping people appreciate their beautiful bodies and how to supply them the very best, most nourishing foods.  Check out her ravings about the raw life and many other things on the blog. If you're keen to discover more, check out her amazing raw food classes here.