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February 25, 2015
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Healthy raw vegan chocolate “cheesecake”

Sund raw vegan chokolade “cheesecake”

Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake"

Have you ever thought about the fact that the social media are filled with nothing but perfect things? Here everything is beautiful. Everything’s wonderful. There are no flaws. Just take a look at your Instagram feed, your Facebook wall or, well, this blog. Everything is fun and games. Life is perfect. But let’s be honest – it’s just a facade.

I’ve been a little absent lately and oh how I would love to say that the reason I’ve been away is that I’ve been oh-so-busy doing aaaaall sorts of woooonderful stuff. But honesty – that’d be a flat lie. So why even bother pretending to be perfectly happy? The thing is, I’ve had quite a tough time lately. There it is. I said it. Yes, bloggers can have hard times too, though it doesn’t always seem like it.

SO THAT IS WHY I HAVEN’T BEEN COMMENTING ON ALL YOUR LOVELY BLOGS – SO SORRY!

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På de sociale medier er alt et glansbillede. Alt er godt. Alt er smukt. Alt er perfekt. Tag et kig på din Instagram feed, din Facebook side, ja, bare den her blog. Her alle konstant glade og livet er perfekt. Men inderst inde ved vi alle sammen godt, at alt dette kun er en facade.

Jeg har været en smule fraværende på det sidste, og nu kunne jeg let skrive at det er fordi jeg har haft åh-så-travlt og har fløjet rundt til aaaalle de her skøøøønne arrangementer. Men ærligt talt – det ville være en lodret løgn. Sagen er, at jeg har været lidt nede på det sidste. Ja, bloggere kan også have nedture, selvom det ikke altid virer sådan i en verden af farver og regnbuer.

Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake" Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake"

Now, I do not tell you this because I want you to feel pity for me. I do not say it because I want attention. I only say it because I think it is time we break with this picture of a perfect world that are dominating the medias. I’ve been struggling a lot with bad self-esteem when I was younger (and other more personal things which I don’t really want to discuss). The social media triggered a lot of these problems. Why didn’t I have two meters long legs? Why couldn’t I be a model too? Why wasn’t it always sunny? Why wasn’t my life perfect? Fortunately I had some wonderful people – lot least a very caring and loving mother – who helped me get out of the hole I was in. For that I am forever grateful.

Today I’ve learned, that life doesn’t have to be perfect. Everyone has something with which they struggle. There are ups and downs. Bad days and good days. By now I have some even closer friends whom I know will always be there for me. So I am sure I’ll be perfectly happy again very soon

In the meantime – let’s have chocolate!

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Jeg fortæller ikke dette fordi jeg vil have medlidenhed. Jeg fortæller det ikke, fordi jeg vil have opmærksomhed. Jeg fortæller det, fordi jeg synes, det er på tide at gøre op med det glansbillede, der dominerer en verden, vi alle sammen dagligt er en del af. Da jeg var yngre var jeg ude i noget værre rod med en masse dårlig selvværd (og andre ting og sager, der ikke hører hjemme på en blog). Jeg vil ikke udelukkende give de sociale medier skylden, men truth be told, de var en stor del af det. Hvorfor havde jeg ikke to meter lange ben? Hvorfor kunne jeg ikke være model? Hvorfor skinnede solen ikke altid over mig? Hvorfor var mit liv ikke glansbillede-perfekt? Heldigvis havde jeg et par søde mennesker – og ikke mindst en utrolig kærlig og omsorgsfuld mor – omkring mig til at hove mig op ad det hul, jeg havde placeret mig selv i. Og det er jeg meget taknemmelig for.

I dag ved jeg, at alt ikke behøver være perfekt. Alle har noget at kæmpe med. Der er op og nedture. Gode dage og dårlige dage. Jeg har i dag nogle endnu tættere venner, jeg ved altid vil være der for mig. Så jeg er sikker på, jeg nok skal være flyvende igen om ikke så længe.

I mellemtiden synes jeg, vi skal have chokolade!

Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake" Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake"

This raw chocolate cheesecake is partly inspired by Pana Chocolate (whom I love for their lovely IG, but hate because I am not able to taste it!!) and partly inspired by one lovely reader who told be about an avocado cheesecake she’d once tasted. Seriously, that comment made me crave avocado cheesecake though I’ve never had it before.

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Denne raw cheesecake er hald inspireret af Pana Chocolate (som jeg elsker for deres skønne IG og hader fordi jeg ikke kan smage deres produkter!!) og halvt inspireret af en super sød læser, der fortalte mig om den her avokado cheesecake hun havde smagt. Seriøst, den kommentar fik mig til at crave cheesecake, selvom jeg aldrig har smagt det før.

Raw Chocolate Snack Cake, vegan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 squares

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup wallnuts
  • ...
  • 100 grams blueberries
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  • 2 small avocados (1 1/4 cup avocado flesh)
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 30 grams (3 squares) dark raw chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey (or agave for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Start by making the crust: Blend together dates and wallnuts until it resembles dough. Then spread it out into a small spring form.
  2. Place the blueberries on top.
  3. Now make the filling: blend the avocado and cocoa powder until smooth. In a small saucepan melt together coconut oil, dark chocolate and honey. Make sure you dont heat it too much. Pour the coconut oil micture into the avocado mixture and blend until well mixed.
  4. Pour the filling over the crust and refridgerate for at leat one hour.
  5. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
http://sproutedfig.com/raw-chocolate-snack-cake-vegan/

 

18 responses to “Raw Chocolate Snack Cake, vegan”

  1. So refreshing to see people admit they’re struggling. I’m seeing it more and more on social media as people realise that being authentic way cooler than trying to be “cool”.

    In the meantime, yes, let’s have chocoltate!!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  2. Oh Josefine, it makes me so sad to hear that you haven’t been feeling great lately! It sounds as though you have a great support network in place though which is fantastic :) And Im sending you over a massive virtual hug and a ton of positive thoughts xxx

    This cake looks perfect! I can’t wait to try it next time I need a sweet treat. And I’ve shared the link on my Facebook page too :)

    P.S. Pana chocolate is DIVINE! You should email me your address and I will post you over some xx

  3. Caitlin says:

    I have to take a break from social media sometimes too because it makes me anxious! Blogging should be fun, so take breaks when needed. We will be here waiting your return! I’m excited to try this. I had avocado chocolate mousse recently and was really impressed. So tasty! I imagine this will be even better with the blueberries. Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Nice to see you back, Josefine! This cake and your pictures are amazing!

    It’s so sad to hear you felt down the last times, but I find it great at the same time that you talk about it so openly. I am also still learning not to believe everything I see on social media or generally on the internet. Everybody is so beautiful and successful and they travel all around the world and they are having the prettiest houses….It is just so unreal. I feel sometimes also stressed about blogging, but I guess it’s natural. Just as natural as feeling shit or down or lazy. I do it often too, don’t be afraid. I just don’t post pictures of me laying all day long in the bed waiting for my pizza coming….but it happens unfortunately…
    So yes, let’s be serious! I hope you’ll feel well soonish again! You are a beautiful and super talented girl ♥

  5. So lovely to see you back to blogging! Hope you’re feeling better now – I know exactly how you feel. Sometimes social media and day to day life can get you down at times. You are SO talented and such a lovely person to talk to. Your blog, recipes and Insta continue to be my favourite – always so gorgeous and inspiring! :D Definitely craving this delicious chocolate snack right now – chocolate definitely makes everything better! x

  6. Aw, I’m so sorry to hear about your struggles :( but I really appreciate you being honest about it because no one’s life is perfect! I hope you are feeling better.. let me know if you ever need to talk. I’d be honored to help <3

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