Cashew-Lemon Pie

Recipe by Tara Kashani, Holistic Health CoachCourse: Dessert, VeganDifficulty: Easy


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This is a very easy and quick recipe, full of citric flavour and boasting with wholesome ingredients. On top, it doesn’t need any sugar. Just make sure that you leave it to chill at least 1 hour before you serve it!


  • For the cake crust:

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds

  • 0,5 cup flaxseed (grounded)

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 0,5 tsp cardamon powder

  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted

  • For the filling:

  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 15 minutes in hot water.

  • ½ cup water, room temperature

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (organic lemon)

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • Liquid stevia al gusto (at least 5 drops)

  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted

  • 2 teaspoons agar-agar powder


  • Grease a small round tart pan.
  • Ground the flaxseed first. Then put the sunflower seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut and the turmeric powder in the bowl of your food processor or electric blender. Process until you get a crumbly mixture. Add the coconut oil and mix until well combined.
  • Distribute the crust mixture into the prepared tart pan and press it down very tightly. Make sure to cover the whole surface of the pan.
  • Let the crust chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes while you prepare the filling.
  • Start off by dissolving the agar-agar powder in one tablespoon of room temperature water.
  • Place the soaked cashews, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, liquid stevia, melted coconut and dissolved agar-agar into the bowl of the food processor, and mix until you get a thick, creamy mixture.
  • Once the crust has finished chilling and is firm, pour the filling on top of the crust and spread it out with the back of a spoon.
  • Allow the lemon tart filling to chill in the refrigerator for a least another hour until it is firm before you serve it, because it will be easier to cut it into slices.


  • Cashew nuts boast a high magnesium content, which has numerous benefits during the menopause. Magnesium can help against insomnia, anxiety, depression and mood swings – as well as boost bone health.Cashews contain a substance called anacardic acid, which has a natural anti-estrogen effect. If you’re struggling with estrogen dominance, be sure to include these in your diet on a daily basis.
  • Flaxseeds are highly beneficial during menopause. They contain Omega 6 AND Omega 3 fats. Omega 6 fats help prevent blood cloths, reduce inflammation and pain in the joints. Omega 3 oils can help to lower our blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, increase immune functions and much more. They are also rich in lignans, a type of phytoestrogens. The regular consumption of lignans has been associated with lower risk of breast cancer, ovaries, uterus, prostate and colon. Linseeds also stimulate our bowel and alleviate constipation. If you want to know more about this superfood, please have a look at my blog section.