Monday, 29 July 2013

Avocado coconut and lemon cheesecake

Stuck for yummy, nutritious ideas for dessert....or breakfast?
The best thing about eating healthy foods is that it doesn't matter what time of day you have them.
This lovely recipe is from my favourite blog- The holistic Ingredient.
I sprinkled mine with a new found goodie 'bee pollen' - a powerful antioxidant, and some cacao nibs.

Overnight avocado, coconut and lemon 'cheesecake'.
Serves 1 and is best made the night before or at least 30 minutes before eating.

For the crust into your blender throw:
1 heaped teaspoon cacao nibs
1 small handful walnuts
1 dessert spoon coconut flakes
1 fresh medjool date
Blend until you reach your desired consistency. Mine is quite fine in this photo, next time I'll leave it crunchy for optimum consistency. Pop this into the base of your glass or dish.
For the 'mousse'
1/3 large or 1/2 small avocado
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 banana
1 tablespoon 100% whey protein powder (optional)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon greek or natural yoghurt
1.5-2 tablespoons lemon juice (or 5 teaspoons!)
1 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour over your base and leave in the fridge overnight or on the bench for 30 minutes to allow the chia seeds to soften. Grab a teaspoon and go for your life!