Dairy Free No Bake Lime Coconut Slice

The other day we were lucky enough to get our hands on a box of market limes. At this time of hospitality closures, many restaurants and cafes haven’t been buying their normal stock quantities resulting in an over stock of many items, limes being one of them. Wholesalers and markets selling them much cheaper than normal so we thought why not support our local businesses and take some off their hands.

This recipe came straight to mind, normally made with lemons I decided to make a lime version. I have adjusted it slightly to suit and because it’s been such a popular recipe I thought I’d share it with you.

Oat Base
Filling ready to refrigerate

A sugar-free, dairy-free lime and coconut slice. Using cashew nuts to make the creamy filling you really don’t miss the dairy at all. No sugar added only sweetened with natural honey or rice malt syrup and the tangy lime juice and rind that complements so beautifully that you end up with a perfectly sweet but tangy, creamy and smooth slice. It can be kept in the fridge for up to a week to eat a little as you please or frozen for 3 months.

Dairy Free No Bake Lime & Coconut Slice

Ingredients

Base 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tbsp rice malt syrup or natural honey Filling 1 cup cashews 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup rice malt syrup or honey juice of 4 limes rinds of 2 limes (leaving some to top) extra desiccated coconut to sprinkle on top

Directions

  1. To make base, place oats in a food processor or vitamix and blend until fine crumbs
  2. Add desiccated coconut, melted coconut oil, and rice malt syrup/honey and process till well combined
  3. Press mixture into a prepared 20x20cm square tin line with baking paper
  4. Place in the fridge for 20mins
  5. Make filling, Place cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, rice malt syrup, lime juice and rind, in a vitamix or blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  6. Pour over the base and return to the fridge for at least 45mins or until set.
  7. Sprinkle over extra coconut and lime rind and cut into squares.

Note- GF option Replace oats with quinoa flakes or buckwheat flour

Dairy-Free No Bake Lemon & Coconut Slice

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My father-in-law has a grand lemon tree that he has grown for many years, it is his pride and joy. He takes great pleasure in showing the fruits of his labour to family and friends each Winter with a gleam in his eye and smile from ear to ear how can we not be anything but grateful to accept the buckets filled with his prized lemons. The lemon tree is in full bloom with hundreds of beautiful juicy lemons the size of  baseballs which means we have an endless supply. Whilst we have been using them in juices, cooking, teas etc we still have them by the bucket loads. Baking just seemed the natural fit to use some of these luscious citrus fruits.

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Lets Talk About Matcha…

Have you tried Matcha Green Tea? Cooked with it? Or even know what it is?

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This ancient Japanese green tea is an antioxidant powerhouse! This powerful superfood is made from Japanese green tea leaves stone ground into a powder form which makes an even higher amount of health benefits than green tea leaves itself. It supports sustainable energy and weight management, helps control stress levels and boosts immunity which can be helpful in cancer prevention.

Without getting too technical in a nutshell Matcha Green Tea can make you feel more relaxed, vitalise your skin and an overall powerful detox for your body.

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So how do we use it?

There are many ways in which you can include Matcha in your day, easiest way is in your morning smoothies, smoothie bowls, adding it to heated milk to make an evening latte. You can also use it in baking cakes, biscuits, ice-cream and raw desserts.

The first time I’ve experimented in cooking with it I made a raw Matcha Mint Slice and I was definitely pleasantly surprised. It has more of a subtle flavour when mixed in baking but gives this vibrancy of colour that is just divine. The combo with the mint works so well together the possibilities are endless. The Japanese have a lot to say when it comes to health and vitality the figures show for itself. Start enjoying that cup of Matcha Green tea sooner rather than later and you will feel better for it. Makes sure to get an organic high quality ceremonial grade one, which is of highest quality, ask your health specialist at your local health food market for recommendations.

I will be trying a few different recipes with Matcha, some choc Matcha bliss balls may be next!

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