Looking for a healthier twist to the standard Aussie lamington this Australia Day? Add Fermentanicals Sprouted Chia to the mix and you’ll get a much-needed boost of vitamins, minerals, omegas, and protein! This amazing vegan raw dessert will also satisfy the sweetest of cravings!  Recipe by Krista Gawhen, courtesy of Fermentanicals and Healthy Life.

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  • • 3 cups raw cashew nuts (or activated)
  • • 1 ½ cups desiccated coconut
  • • ¾ Cup coconut cream
  • • ¼ Cup coconut oil, melted
  • • ¼ Cup maple syrup
  • • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • • 250g frozen blackberries
  • • 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • • 1 tbsp water
  • • 1 tbsp Fermentanicals Organic Sprouted Chia
  • • ¼ Cup coconut cream
  • • ½ Cup cacao powder
  • • ¼ Cup coconut oil, melted
  • • ¼ cup cacao butter, melted
  • • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • • ½ tsp rock salt

1. Place cashews in food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the desiccated coconut, coconut cream, coconut oil, maple syrup and blend until mixture comes together.

2. Spoon mixture into lined tin, press in firmly and level. Refrigerate until firm, approx. 1-2 hours.

3. Place all the jam ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer and stir for 12-15 minutes or until thickened. Refrigerate until chilled.

4. Remove cashew sponge from the tin and cut in half, spread one layer with chilled jam and place the second cashew sponge on top, sandwich style – freeze until jam is firm.

5. To make the cacao icing place all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk to combine, set aside.

6. Remove lamington from freezer, cut into 3cm squares, trim the excess as needed. Place a lamington on a fork and spoon with cacao icing until covered, sprinkle and press on shredded coconut. Repeat with remaining pieces.

7. Serve immediately or place in fridge until you are ready to eat!

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