This raw cheesecake recipe is the perfect guilt-free treat

matcha cheesecake

Matcha is a great superfood for increasing focus and energy levels, and boosting your metabolism. Pairing it with lemon helps cut through the strong matcha taste, while also aiding in weight loss and digestion. This raw cheesecake recipe is the perfect guilt-free treat for those who want another reason to eat dessert (so…everyone).

Raw Matcha and Lemon Swirl Cheesecake recipe

matcha cheescake recipe


2 cups almonds
1/3 cup maple syrup 
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

2 cups cashews soaked in water for 4 hours drained and rinsed
1 cup full fat coconut cream
1 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup almond milk 
1 cup melted coconut oil

Lemon Layer
1/2 cup lemon juice

Matcha Layer
2 tablespoons matcha
2 handfuls spinach 
1 tablespoon vanilla



Spray a round spring form tin with non-stick spray or coconut oil and line the base with baking paper.


Process the almonds together until a fine crumb. Add in the maple and coconut oil and process until the mixture sticks together when pressed between fingers. Press firmly into the bottom of the tin. Set aside while you make filling.


Blend cashews, coconut cream, maple, vanilla, salt and almond milk together until smooth. Stir in the coconut oil until fully incorporated. Give a quick blend to make sure. Remove half and set aside in a small bowl.

Add lemon juice into the blender and give a quick blend. Pour mixture into a small bowl.

Add the other half back into the blender with spinach, matcha and vanilla blend until smooth. Pour this back into its small bowl.

Spoon 5 large spoonfuls of lemon mixture into the tin. Fill gaps with the matcha mixture and swirl together with a fork. Repeat until all of the mixtures have been used.

Tap tin on the bench to get rid of any air bubbles and smooth top with a palate knife or back of spoon.

Refrigerate for 24 hours.


Carefully remove from the tin and slice into desired pieces. Keep refrigerated and freeze left over pieces.


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James McLoughlin
James McLoughlin is the cofounder of Green Press, a true pioneer in the health and wellness space, dispelling the stigma that health is boring. Green Press was created to help people feel alive. Their flagship cafe in Melbourne, informative blog, and online store offer an inspiring insight into the world of healthy living. James works closely with his brother Miles, both received their nutritional education in NYC. Chef Miles worked at multiple Michelin Star winning restaurants in Manhattan whilst James managed both a Manhattan restaurant and a juicing food truck. The brothers decided they were ready to go out on their own and moved to Melbourne, Australia and open the city's first organic cold pressed juice bar, launching Green Press in November 2013. Green Press now shares it's healthy message online through their online store and blog where you can find healthy recipes, lifestyle tips and inspiration.