The United Kingdom takes the coveted number one spot for the second year in a row with the highest number of users in relation to population.
At present, the UK has well over 45,000 (45,633) users on Veggly, meaning there are nearly 700 (685) users per million people in the country. The Netherlands is close behind the UK with the second highest number of users in relation to population (601 users per million people).
Germany places third thanks to a strong user base of 46,375, which means there are nearly 560 Veggly users per million people in the country. Spain is fourth with a figure of 435 users per million.
Overall, the United States boasts the highest number of Veggly users, with 60,158, but has a much higher population than the UK (328million vs 67million), so scores lower on the ranking list. Brazil has the second most users overall with over 51,000.
In the past two years, Veggly has grown rapidly and reached over almost 400,000 global users (16x growth since July 2019).
From Brazil to Canada, to Australia, to Korea, to Denmark, and beyond. Available worldwide (used in 181 countries), Veggly is set to continue its rapid growth thanks to teams of vegans who have worked together to translate the app into 8 languages: English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish, and Polish, with many more languages on the way.
Top 10 countries in the world for vegan dating (ranked by number of Veggly users in relation to population)
Total number of users
Number of Veggly users per 1 million
Top 10 countries in the world for vegan dating (ranked by total number of Veggly users)
Total number of users
Commenting on the new rankings data, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said:
“The UK is an excellent hotspot for herbivores looking for romance and new relationships. The user base there has almost doubled in the last 10 months and it’s also great to see lots of new vegan dating communities growing, even in other countries around the world. There has never been a better time to be a vegan looking for love!“
“We will build on this success and continue to re-invest in Veggly further. The ultimate goal is to provide the best dating app possible for vegan and vegetarian communities, making sure everyone feels welcome and finds love. We will do everything we can to help these hotspots grow all over the world and build new ones by making the Veggly app accessible to everyone.“
Building on the recent growth, Veggly is also today announcing the launch of its ‘teleportation’ feature, enabling users to meet more daters, even when far away.
For example, a user in LA can now experience what the app is like in London by changing their location. Initial tests have shown this is a popular option for daters preparing for a trip to another country so they can meet people through the app before arriving.*
*Teleportation feature is available on the app for free until the end of June 2021
Check out these amazing tips and learn more about vegan nutrition
The fitness world is one that has long been dominated by people who advocate that eating animals is the best way to build muscle. Vegan nutrition is here to change this.
Although it is easy to buy into the science of why we should be eating meat if we want to bulk up, it is not necessarily true. Fortunately, this is a myth that is being increasingly debunked within the industry.
Thanks to plant-based fitness pioneers, such as Patrik Baboumian, Torre Washington, and Jon Venus, the idea of bodybuilding on a vegan diet is becoming much more widely accepted and understood.
“As a transgender vegan working within the fitness industry, I regularly come up against opinions and attitudes that conflict with my own lived experiences. When it comes to talking about vegan nutrition, this is a topic that I have found to be particularly delicate to navigate with clients and other professionals. The balance between offering the best-personalized advice that does not conflict with my beliefs has occasionally been a fine line to tread.”
Protein, Protein, Protein
The idea that we all need to be drastically increasing our protein intake to build muscle is one that I definitely feel has been slightly exaggerated. This is something that some people working within the industry are guilty of perpetuating, as well as those who seek to sell protein-packed products to fitness enthusiasts.
When you consider that the global protein powder industry is expected to be worth $30.5 billion by 2027, then it is not really difficult to understand why this marketing message is so commonplace.
The truth of the matter is that the average person who is not exercising will generally only need to consume 0.8g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight each day.
This amount should be increased if you are very active or consciously trying to build muscle and get stronger. Towards the highest end of the scale, a person who is going to the gym to lift weights regularly should eat as much as 2g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight every day.
So, what does this actually look like?
For me as someone who weighs 60kg, if I was not exercising, I would aim to consume 48g of protein a day.
Since I lift weights four to five times a week, I have increased this number to 1.5g per kg, which means I aim to get 90g of protein in my diet every day.
For me, this is not really an outrageous amount of protein, but will of course differ depending on how much you weigh.
By dividing this protein up with each meal throughout the day, you can ensure that it is always a manageable and reasonable amount to include.
If you are wondering just how simple it is to get a decent amount of protein, consider as an example that just two tablespoons of peanut butter contains around 8g of protein, which is the same amount of protein you will get from a cup of quinoa.
For easy ways to add more plant-based protein to your diet, include:
You can also find fantastic vegan protein powders to supplement with a shake after every workout. I absolutely love the Huel Black Edition for this very reason, as it allows me to make sure I always have a decent dose of protein. Black Edition Huel has more protein and less carbs than the typical product, so it is perfect for building muscle.
What About Creatine?
Creatine is a supplement that is used to improve athletic performance. It has the potential to boost strength and promote muscle gain.
Dietary creatine is found almost exclusively in animal meat, so it is especially beneficial and advisable for vegan gym goers to supplement it. However, it should also be noted that creatine is actually present in very low levels in meat, and it is therefore advantageous for everyone to include it as a supplement.
More than 700 human studies have taken place to investigate the safety and efficacy of creatine, with results highlighting that it is both safe and effective.
So, how much creatine do you need?
Adding 5g of creatine to your diet every day is a universally decent amount. Personally, I make myself a litre bottle of orange squash every morning and add my creatine powder into that. I will then drink this throughout the morning before heading to the gym later in the day. You can also add your creatine to your protein shake, or simply to water.
In terms of timing, it does not really matter when you take your creatine as long as you aim for 5g every day.
A Varied and Balanced Diet for proper vegan nutrition
In order to reach your fitness goals in the gym, it is so important that you pay attention to what you are eating.
It is equally important to remember that following a vegan diet does not automatically mean you are always adhering to a healthy diet. This is such a common misconception due to some people with little experience of plant-based eating tending to have a distorted idea of what vegans actually eat.
Luckily for those of us with a sweet tooth, there is an endless range of vegan junk foods on the market today, such as ice cream, chocolate, sweets, ready meals, processed fast foods etc. While this is good news for our taste buds, it can make eating well all the more difficult because there is so much temptation.
Personally, I’ll choose chocolate over getting ripped abs any day. I believe it’s important to enjoy food and not to demonise specific food groups or choices. However, this is something that I understand I have to enjoy in moderation if I do not want to sabotage my training overall.
For those people who are looking to make a serious start with getting fit and working out, eating a diet that prioritises healthy foods is going to be a good move.
This means more plant-based proteins, more fresh fruit and vegetables, eating complex carbohydrates instead of simple ones, and eating healthy fats while avoiding saturated fats.
Nutrition can be a confusing topic to delve into, but it can be made simpler by choosing to eat foods that ARE ingredients, instead of eating foods that HAVE ingredients.
What do I mean by this?
Basically, any food item that you can enjoy in its whole form, such as fresh fruit, fresh veggies, grains, nuts, or seeds, is an ingredient. These are foods that we can generally all safely enjoy more of.
Foods that come in a packet with a long list of ingredients on the back are more likely to be high in calories, high in saturated fat, high in refined sugar, and also potentially packed full of any number of chemical additives that can cause chaos in the body.
Get Enough Calories
If you are following a healthy plant-based diet, then you might find that you do not always get enough daily calories to support your fitness goals. This is especially likely to be the case if you are following a low-carb plant-based diet.
When you are trying to build muscle then you will need to make sure you are eating enough. The specific number of calories that you need will depend on a number of different factors, such as your body composition, how active you are during each day, and how hard you are training.
Can an app help?
Using an app to track your food is certainly not for everyone and is something I would never recommend for people who have experienced disordered eating. However, for people who struggle to eat enough during the day, food tracking apps can help you to stay on top of this.
By tracking everything you eat, you can not only conquer your calorie needs, but also ensure you are getting the right mix of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein).
I find that this is a helpful thing to do for a few days every month, just to make sure that food goals are more or less being achieved.
If you do not want to use an app to track your food, then you might try following a food plan that has been specifically designed for your individual requirements.
If you are recently getting started with a new gym regime or are keen to embark upon one, it is important to ease into it gently. Allow your body the time it needs to adapt to a new exercise plan and be sure to take adequate rest days in between workouts.
When it comes to your vegan nutrition, making small changes is always going to be much more sustainable than switching your entire diet all at once. So, evaluate your current eating habits and then begin with one positive change at a time.
“In terms of my own fitness journey as an ethical vegan, it was incredibly important to me to find ways to eat to support my fitness goals without compromising on my morals. Fortunately for me, and for everyone else who is vegan for the animals, it is actually quite easy to do this!”
Alix Coe is a non-binary/trans-masc personal trainer working with the queer community globally. Alix is vegan for the animals, and they are excited to encourage body positivity, vegan nutrition and plant-based eating through their fitness work. Alix lives on their boat by the sea in Brighton, UK, with their gorgeous dog Lex.
To learn more about what they are up to, and vegan nutrition head to their website – www.coefitness.com.
New US research from Veggly reveals that over half of American vegans wouldn’t date a carnivore
The vegan dating app Veggly has released a new survey revealing that more than half of US vegans wouldn’t date a meat-eater. Veggly surveyed over 2,000 people in the United States to reveal the top vegan dating trends for 2021. It showed that well over half of American vegans (56%) wouldn’t consider a relationship with a meat-eater.
Vegan dating trends
American vegans are 13% more likely to avoid dating meat-eaters than vegans from other countries where the average figure is only 43%. In addition, 18% (nearly 1 in 5) of American vegans wouldn’t even consider dating a vegetarian as they are still consumers of animal products. This figure is also higher than vegans from other countries (1 in 10).
American vegetarians are also more reluctant when it comes to meat-eaters. 1 in 2 (50%) wouldn’t consider a carnivore for a partner, compared to 38% for vegetarians from other countries.
Rise of veganism
The rise of veganism and plant-based diets across the globe in the past two years has fuelled Veggly’s rise to prominence, with significant increases in vegan populations in almost every country. A recent study revealed that the number of Americans following plant-based diets is up by nearly 10 million over the last 15 years.
The United States boasts the highest number of Veggly users in one country, with 66,130. Brazil is second, with over 60,345 users, and Germany is third with over 47,228 users. The UK places fourth, with 46,575 users, and Spain is fifth with 16,122 users.
Commenting on the new findings, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “These findings help us understand why Veggly has become so popular in the United States. American vegans clearly want to be with someone who shares their love of animals. For many American vegans, their ‘veganism’ is a way of life, so it’s understandable they wouldn’t want to be with a partner that consumes animals or animal products.
“We created Veggly for that exact reason and we are very proud of the successful growth in the US. Our mission is to help herbivores find the best and most compatible partners, and we are 100% dedicated to helping this community grow as much as possible. We always reinvest in the platform every month and make improvements to the platform every week to improve the experience and cope with rising demand.”
Start a Vegan Diet on Earth Day! That’s the best thing you can do for your planet!
Today is the most important Earth Day in history. As the climate and biodiversity crises worsen across the world, we face a turning point for humanity: we either take action and fix the situation together, or continue causing the problems that brought us here.
So what can we do as individuals to help? Of course, there are many ways. You can switch your energy provider to a renewable supplier, stop buying fast fashion clothing, make sure you don’t have any investments in fossil fuels, or even buy an electric car. But there’s one thing we can all do that makes a big impact across the world, and it starts with our food.
Cutting out animal products from your diet makes an incredible impact. Here’s three reasons why (backed by science).
1. A vegan diet is the ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
The largest ever scientific analysis in history (from the University of Oxford) revealed the terrible carbon and land footprint of animal agriculture. It explained how animal farming provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland globally. But that’s just the land use, the emissions are worse than previously thought.
The study, published in the Science (one of the world’s most respected scientific journals), showed how even the ‘lowest impact beef’ was still much more damaging to the atmosphere than any plant-based food.
2. A vegan diet requires much less land and frees up space for natural carbon capture (trees)
You can check out the abstract/summary below, but here’s a brief version and explanation we have prepared:
This study revealed the huge ‘carbon opportunity cost of keeping livestock’.
That means there is a huge amount of carbon from the atmosphere that land could draw down/capture (using trees/plants etc.) if it were not being used for animal farming/livestock production. It also means there is an ecological opportunity cost – for example: the woodlands, wetlands, wolves, wild herbivores and thriving ecosystems the land could support if it were rewilded and turned away from animal farming.
But how do we put this into simple terms so I can explain this point to my friends, family and colleagues?
Here’s our effort:
The research shows us that it is far better to use land for plants (e.g. trees, grass, crops) to draw down carbon from the atmosphere, rather than farming animals for meat/dairy etc.
The impact we can have by switching our food production to vegan diets is even larger than previously thought. The report from Nature explains how a shift to vegan diets could enable us to draw down over 500 gigatons of CO2e*… that’s an amazing 500 billion tons! This would give us an excellent chance of limiting global warming to 1.5℃. This might be the strongest argument of all!
3. Vegan diets are essential to protect biodiversity
A new report from British think tank Chatham House found that vegan diets are the best way to protect biodiversity around the world.
The report, titled Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss, highlights how animal agriculture/farming is a dangerous threat to most species currently at risk of extinction.
Clearing land to create pastures for farmed animals is the main cause of habitat loss across the world. Right now, the majority of all our crops are grown just to feed farmed animals to create meat (despite many people starving in the world).
The report says that a shift towards plant-based meats and dairy alternatives will certainly help the situation and help protect our biodiversity. Farming crops/plants/vegetables instead of animals takes much fewer resources, and saves a huge amount of land and water.
The report estimates that if the world switched to a vegan diet, over 75 percent of the world’s cropland could be repurposed. Much of that land can be restored to nature, and would provide habitat for wildlife (helping protect and restore biodiversity). You can read the full report here.
As you can see, from an environmental point of view, there are many excellent arguments in favor of a vegan diet for earth! Of course, there are clearly many other great reasons to leave animals off your plate (animal welfare, food resources, health etc.), but this one is very important.
So next time someone challenges veganism and asks you to explain it all, make sure you have this blog and those facts at the ready!
How can Veggly help you?
That said, we hope you don’t have to explain veganism all the time and you can find someone who shares your love of animals and our planet! As you know, that’s why Veggly exists!
To see some of our success stories and messages from our users who found love from their Veg-Matches, please see this page here.
And if you’re reading this, we encourage you to participate in this year’s Earth Day and make a positive impact in whatever way you can.
* CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) is a unit for measuring carbon footprints. CO2e is used to express the impact of each different greenhouse gas in terms of the amount of CO2 that would create the same amount of global warming.
Vegan cleaning is a reality! Read on for a list of 100% cruelty-free brands, eco-friendly cleaning and how to make vegan cleaning a habit.
Embracing Eco-Friendly Vegan Cleaning Alongside Your Partner
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned: the air quality in many American homes is two to five times more polluted than the air outside – a statistic that is surprising to many couples who prioritize health and wellness. The culprits are often surprising and hidden. They include indoor volatile organic compounds or VOCS hailing from furnishings, consumer products, and harsh cleaning products. Just a few ingredients that can harm human health include bleach and ammonia. Bleach, for instance, can cause irritation to the lungs, as well as the skin, eyes and mouth. If you or your partner have asthma, then you should be particularly keen to make the switch to a greener way of keeping your home spick and span. Rest assured that there are a plethora of vegan green products on the market as well, made by companies committed to not testing on animals.
Making A Commitment As A Couple
In order to improve your indoor air quality, you and your partner need to be equally committed to making key changes so your cleaning routine becomes greener. It is of little use to your health if one of you makes the switch to green cleaning products but the other continues to buy commercial cleaners and degreasers. Ingredients like bleach are, indeed, highly efficient at killing germs and whitening garments, yet by researching together, you can find replacements for commercial products. For instance, instead of using a chemical floor cleaner, you can decide to lay away a little money every month to invest in a good steam cleaner. This will kill germs, and does not require any chemicals at all. You can also make smaller changes – including the purchase of green, vegan cleaning products made with therapeutic grade essential oil blends. Thieves is a popular cleaner that contains essential oils such as clove bud, lemon, cinnamon bark, rosemary, and eucalyptus.
Backing Vegan Cleaning Companies
If you aren’t into DIY and you simply wish to buy eco-friendly products, just a few brands that are 100% cruelty-free include Seventh Generation, Citra Solv, and Mrs. Meyer’s. The latter, for instance, is known for its multi-surface cleaner, which works particularly well on glass and mirrored surfaces. What these and many more vegan cleaning product manufacturers have in common are plant-based formulae made with ingredients like essential oils, corn-derived ethanol, and plant-based fragrances.
Setting (And Sticking To) A Cleaning Schedule
The switch to greener cleaning methods may mean that you and your partner have to change up your regular cleaning routine. For instance, if you have bought a vacuum cleaner for the first time, the machine manufacturer may recommend that you vacuum your home at least once a week. This is, in fact, the frequency recommended by experts in hygiene, since long gaps between vacuuming can lead to the build-up of bacteria such as staphylococcus, which are brought into your home by shoes, and can cause digestive upsets and pneumonia. As a couple, you may decide that one of you prefers washing up while the other prefers to vacuum. The key is to ensure that all vital tasks are completed regularly without stress or tension hampering the quality of your relationship.
Embarking On DIY Projects Together
If you and your partner enjoy getting creative, why not make your own cleaning products together? For instance, to remove mold naturally, all you need is a paste made of water and baking soda. Just use a toothbrush to apply it to areas like your bathroom tiles, and after a few hours, scrub the mold off. To improve the scent in your home, boil leftover apple skins, and add cinnamon sticks and cloves into the pan: your home will instantly smell like Christmas. To make your own laundry detergents, mix natural Borax substitute, soda crystals, baking soda, soap bars, and a few drops of your favourite essential oil. There are a plethora of recipes online for everything from window cleaners to metal cleaners, all of which are perfectly compatible with your vegan lifestyle.
Switching to a greener way of cleaning is an excellent way to improve your indoor air quality. To make immediate improvements, use a vacuum cleaner so you don’t need to rely on toxic cleaning ingredients. You can also have fun with your partner by trying out different DIY cleaners, refining your list until you have a trusted few cleaners you can use for tasks like cleaning the oven, keeping surfaces clean, and keeping metal items shiny.
30 lucky single vegans will be flown to special island to find love, seitan and sunshine
Big news for vegans looking for love today!
Veggly and LoveSeitan, a leading manufacturer of seitan products, are together announcing the launch of ‘LoveSeitan Island’, a new contest for vegan singles to find love.
LoveSeitan Island will feature 30 contestants from all over the world who will compete to find love and stay on the show (from online viewer voting), and win the ultimate prize: a lifetime supply of seitan (from LoveSeitan) and 50,000 aubergines provided by Veggly.
To keep the contestants fed during the three month long contest, LoveSeitan is shipping 15 metric tonnes of seitan to the Isle of Wight.
Handling the contestant application process, our vegan love experts at Veggly HQ will be selecting 30 lucky vegan singles who match the criteria.
Applicants will have to submit photos, a bio and their reasons why they went vegan.
Flights to the island will depart on May 1st – all contestants will have to complete two Covid-19 tests before travelling to the island.
Commenting on the launch of the contest, Co-Founder of LoveSeitan, Steve Swindon, said: “What more could you ask for? A gorgeous location, vegan love and romance, and 15 metric tonnes of seitan! It’ll be a feast! We’re very excited to see the outcome!”
Also commenting on the launch, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for single vegans! You’ll be fed unlimited seitan and meet lots of other vegans looking for love, and you might win the top prize! We are looking forward to reviewing the applications!”
As we grow further, make sure you follow our journey and read some of our success stories and messages from our users who found love from their Veg-Matches – on this page here.
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Veggly’s main mission is to help vegans and vegetarians find their soulmates and we believe being an expat makes it even more important to meet new vegan friends and partners!
Allana and Thomas believed that and are now dating. 😊 Here’s the testimonial Allana shared with us:
Hello! I would like to share my love story with you and also to thank you for creating such an amazing app that allows us to find people that have similar values and beliefs.
I am Allana, a Brazilian student doing an exchange in France.
So, I started using the app around March 2020 when France was in lockdown and also my twin sister pushed me to use it. I met nice people there who became my friends. But then, I stopped using it, because I was a little bit busy with all the work and projects of my University. In August, I restarted to use Veggly and I matched with Thomas, a vegan French. We talked for 2 weeks and then we decided to meet at the SMMMILE Festival, a vegan event in Paris.
Obviously, we were super nervous… it was our first date… but we could manage it. From this first date, every weekend we started seeing each other. I spent the whole 2nd lockdown of France with him and also we spent the holidays together. I could meet his family and get to know more about France.
We just completed 4 months that we are dating and he is the most amazing gift I got while doing an exchange in France.
So, that is it: a story of a Brazilian student living in France that met the most awesome vegan French guy, thanks to Veggly.
Would you like to us your story? Please contact us at: [email protected] We will be glad to hear from you 😊🌱
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Introducing your dog to your new crush can have its difficulties. Read on for ways to make it smoother.
53% of households in America have a dog, so when you’re in a new relationship, the odds are that you are going to be introduced to their other significant other – their dog! 😊 🐶
When you’re the one with a dog at home, you may want to introduce your new partner gradually, going for walks together before bringing them into your home. This is especially important if you have a dog that has a tendency to be possessive.
You might want to also broach the subject of your dog’s diet – if your pooch is the only one that has meat for dinner.
Introducing your dog – The first meeting
Taking your dog for a walk together is the ideal way of introducing your new partner to your pooch. In fact, going for a country walk is also a good idea for a casual date. You can head out together in the late morning with a vegan or vegetarian picnic, and enjoy some delicious lunch while out in nature. Most dogs require one or two hours of walks every day, so you can explain to your new partner that this is part of your daily routine. Walking the dog is also a wonderful way to wind down together at the end of the day, and to stay fit and healthy.
Love me, love my dog
When you have a dog, they are a big part of your life. Let’s face it, dogs are basically furry, non-verbal children. It is important to explain to your new partner that your dog is one of the family too. There are big advantages to having a dog, especially if you are working from home, as 42% of the population currently is. Dog’s offer loyal companionship, and 66% of people working from home say they feel happier for their dog being there. Dogs are great for wellbeing when you’re working and give routine to your life, so it’s important that your new partner understands the importance of your dog’s routine within your working schedule. A new partner will need to understand that your dog is important to you – they are never “just a dog.”
Introducing your dog – Possessive dogs
If you think about how excited your dog gets when you come home, you will understand how much you mean to your dog. This can explain why some dogs get possessive or jealous of new people in your life. You may even find your dog trying to push between you when you are sitting on the sofa enjoying a glass of vegan wine. Your dog may even whine and shove you, and some dogs have been known to go for more extreme attention-seeking behavior, such as being destructive. It is important to be consistent and firm with your dog if this is the case, and send the message that this behavior is not acceptable.
When you find a new partner, it is a good idea to introduce your dog gradually. Start with some walks, and you will soon find that your dog will be sitting on their lap and welcoming them into your home with excitement.
The survey of 8,500 vegans from across the world shows that the top reason for people making the switch to a vegan diet is animal welfare. Overall, 9 in 10 (89.1%) respondents indicated animal welfare was a key reason for cutting out animal products from their diet.
The second most popular reason was to protect the environment and combat climate change. Nearly two thirds of vegans (64.1%) listed environment as a motivating factor for making the switch to a vegan diet. This figure is likely to grow as the links between animal agriculture and climate change become more widely realised around the world.
The third most popular reason was health. Over half of vegans (53.16%) list health as a motivating factor for cutting out animal products from their lives. As strong evidence demonstrating the health benefits of vegan diets continues to build, this figure is also likely to grow.
Food conservation was the fourth most popular reason (15.9%) and cost/inexpensiveness of vegan diets was fifth most popular (6%).
Commenting on the research findings, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said:
“There are many excellent reasons to go vegan, so we have found it fascinating to see which motivations are the most popular. We are very pleased to see animal welfare is number one as veganism ultimately gives a voice to the voiceless. At the same time, we can see both environmental and health reasons are strong factors as well. A vegan diet is clearly the best thing for the planet and your health, so it’s no surprise they are also popular reasons.”
Available throughout the world, Veggly is used in 181 countries. We have recently reached 1 million Veg-Matches.
Check out this delicious Vegan Cheesecake Recipe ❤️🌱 Thanks, @delish for sharing this amazing dessert recipe idea. Read below for ingredients and directions!
1 c. quick-cooking oats
1/2 c. almonds
3/4 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
3 tbsp. maple syrup
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 c. almond butter
3/4 c. coconut milk
1 1/4 c. granulated sugar, divided
2 c. cashews (soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed)
1/2 c. refined coconut oil, melted, plus more for pan
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 (8-oz.) container vegan cream cheese
3 c. fresh or frozen raspberries, divided
Instructions – Vegan Cheesecake
1. Make the crust: Pulse oats, almonds, and coconut flakes in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl and fold in maple syrup, salt, and almond butter.
2. Grease the bottom of a 8″ or 9” spring form pan with coconut oil and press crust evenly into bottom of pan.
3. Make the filling: In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix coconut milk and ¾ cup sugar and heat just until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
4. In a high-powered blender, blend soaked cashews, cooled coconut milk mixture, coconut oil, and vanilla until thick and smooth. Blend in vegan cream cheese.
5. Pour filling mixture into crust and chill in freezer for at least 3 hours and up to overnight.
6. Make the fruit topping: Bring 2 cups raspberries and remaining 1/2 cup sugar to a low boil over medium heat and continue to simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then fold in remaining 1 cup berries.
7. Assemble the cake: Remove cheesecake from springform pan and let thaw at room temperature 1 hour before spooning raspberry topping all over top of cake.