Thursday, 1 January 2015

Healthy Heavenly Cheesecake



I was so impressed with this higher protein version of the classic cheesecake that I had to share it. 

Plus, it fits the criteria of simple, quick and nutritious, my preferred kind of recipe!!


I made up the crust off the cuff so measurements are approximate, you could use your typical cheesecake crust, or crushed rice flakes, or my version below.


Base:

  • 2 c almond meal
  • ¼ c coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp nut butter
  • ¾ c dessicated coconut
  • Orange juice, just a squeeze to help bind.



Mix all ingredients in a bowl. I found by hand is best Alternately, you could use a food processor. Press into base of a paper lined 30x25cm tin.

Filling:

  • 1 kg cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs, plus 2 egg whites
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 4tbsp cornflour
  • 125gm honey (or even a little less)


Combine all above ingredients in food processor until smooth. Pour over prepared base.

Bake for 45 minutes or until set. Cool, then chill in fridge before serving.