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Raw Coconut, Almond & Blueberry Tarts || The Smoothie Lover

I have been playing around with the thought of making a raw dessert for quite a while. My Pinterest feed is drowning in incredibly delicious-looking raw desserts and they all look and sound so good. An abundance of cashews, dates, coconut, fruit, almonds, walnuts, dried figs, cocoa and all kinds of berries. All some of my very favourite foods. Wo why not make some tarts?

I had never tried coconut whipped cream before I made these. WHAT? WHY? …I really don’t understand why. That stuff is great! So delicious and it has just the perfect texture. If you’ve never tried it go put a can of coconut milk in your refrigerator right now! Seriously.

Raw Coconut, Almond & Blueberry Tarts || The Smoothie LoverRaw Coconut, Almond & Blueberry Tarts || The Smoothie Lover

I made these super delicious tarts last Sunday – a wonderful sunny and warm spring day… which I sadly spend doing tons of homework. Gosh, how I’m tired of school and homework at the moment. I was warned this might happen. It does to almost everyone when they’re half way through second year (Ok, so the Danish school system is very different from others. It is totally optional if you want to go to high school or not (though the majority of people do go to high school). You are very independent and the idea is that you are there because you want to – not because someone told you to. Second year does not mean sophomore year. The Danish high school is like something in between high school and college. You start after 9th or 10th grade and it only takes three years to get through. But gosh, those are 3 tough years). Sigh…

I’m sorry. I’m very grateful I live in a country where you have an easy access to education. And I love learning. I just have to make something I really like doing in between all that work. Like cooking! Oh yes, cooking and photographing is definitely the key.

And so is eating delicious and healthy raw tarts. Back to the wonderful small desserts. Enjoy!

Raw Coconut, Almond & Blueberry Tarts || The Smoothie Lover

These small tarts are great as a sweet treat in the afternoon or as a little dessert.

The coconut whipped cream isn’t very sweet, but accompanied by the sweet date based crust these tarts are just the perfect mix between sweet and nutty. Enjoy!

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Raw Coconut Blueberry Tarts
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • Beans from one vanilla pod (or 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup soft dates (or dates soaked over night)
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 500 g.(1,1 pund) blueberries
Instructions
  1. Refridgerate the coconut milk overnight. DO NOT shake it.
  2. The day after open the can carefully and scoop out the thick layer of coconut "cream", which will be in the top of the can. Whip with an electric mixer until it resembles whipped cream. Add in vanilla and honey and whip for another 10 seconds.
  3. In a food processor grind the almonds until fine. Add in the dates and turn until everything sticks together.
  4. Shape 8 small tarts and place them on nonstick paper. Top with coconut whipped cream and blueberries and serve right away.

 

29 responses to “Raw Coconut, Blueberry & Almond Tarts”

  1. Oh wow, these look amazing!! I have actually never tried whipped coconut cream before, but you’ve inspired me to give it a go :)

  2. These are beautiful! I love making raw desserts because they’re so easy :) Definitely going to keep this recipe!

  3. Josefine, your pictures are just incredible! I’m convinced you could make a pile of trash look lovely in a picture! Buuut, I’m sure these taste just as amazing as they look :)

  4. Beautiful little tarts! I like that you’ve used whipped coconut cream, tastes fabulous, doesn’t it?

  5. Josefine, these tartlets look super delicious! I love the fact they’re raw!

  6. Raw food is so intriguing! These look so yummy. That’s really interesting how you do school in Denmark!

  7. I loved to learn more about your education system. I myself am in my last year before university and I get it when you say that it’s exhausting ahhh. It’s not that I don’t like learning, and i’m defintiely super grateful that I can go to school – but girl, it does suck not to have any time to cook/shoot/run/go out :–( It will be better for us two next year hopefully!
    Also, the coconut tarts look adorable and I love how they’re raw :”)

  8. Oh my gosh Josefine – I am loving the looks of these. They’re making me hungry! Beautiful!

  9. Diane says:

    I love your photos and your site is sooo pretty. Will be back to visit!

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  11. Our school year is a little different, but there is still a lot of school! Ever since I’ve started blogging seriously, I have little free time – it’s time consuming ! These tarts are so pretty and I love that their raw. Brain power for studying, right? :) P.S. Sorry I misspelled your name on my last comment!

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  13. Candy says:

    Hello Josefine. I’m Candela from Argentina. I instantly liked your blog because you’re from Denmark. I have a weird obsession with Denmark and am currently doing my best at learning danish and speaking like a native. It’s hard, I tell ya.
    Also, I like you because your recipes look delicious. Can we be friends?
    x

  14. Holy cow, thank you so much for posting this! It is going to help me when I buy Coconut Milk at the store! Amazing!

  15. Coconut Milk says:

    Good heavens, thank you so much for posting this! It is going to help when I buy Coconut Milk at the store! Beautiful!

  16. Hey Josefine! Great recipe!
    Coconut and Blueberry are my favorite fruit:) I will make it.

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