Pretty in Pink Cheesecake (VG + R + GF)
Updated: Aug 14, 2021
I love cakes and I am most certainly one of those people who just have the sweetest tooth ever. I am not a fan of sweets and chocolates as they are just too processed and full of additives and artificials, but OH MY I love myself a slice of cake. Especially if its a nutrition dense kind of a cake!
This pretty looking cake is also pretty damn healthy and delicious, offering plenty of vitamins and nutrients. It is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It is light on the belly but will keep you nice and full for longer. No sugar rush or crush.
Makes: 12 slices
Preparation time: 30 min
1 cup pitted dates
½ cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashew, or a mix)
2 tbsp coconut oil
pinch of salt
400g organic silken tofu
250g organic firm tofu
1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for 4h and drained (or 2 hours in hot water)
1 -2 fresh squeezed lemon juice (depending on how lemony you like it)
1/2 cup coconut oil melted if solid
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 vanilla bean
2-3 tsp of Pink Pitaya Powder
1tbsp rose water
LET's DO THIS
In a food processor, blend the raw nuts and dates until finely ground. Add the melted coconut oil and salt and blend a little more until well combined.
Transfer the nuts to your prepared cake form and press firmly into the bottom with the back of a spoon to cover the bottom and to create an even crust. Place in the fridge while you make your filling.
Squeeze and drain firm tofu so that you remove as much water as possible. Make sure you drain the tofu properly otherwise your cake will be too runny. Cut the firm (drained) tofu and place it into a food processor with the silken tofu and all other filling ingredients. Blend until you have a nice smooth pink texture. Add more maple syrup, lemon and pink pitaya powder according to your preference, and the mixture texture.
Pour the mixture into the prepared form and refrigerate overnight. The next day - go crazy! Decorate your cake with anything pink and pretty, let your creativity flow.
Serve this pink deliciousness with some fresh raspberries.
PINK PITAYA POWDER
The fruit's high fibre and antioxidants keeping your skin, nails and hair strong & shiny. It is beneficial for digestion and is full of magnesium, zinc, and potassium.
Is low in calories and fat, but high in protein. Tofu is rich in calcium, zinc, vitamin C, magnesium, copper, potassium and omega 3 fatty acids. It also contains phytoestrogens.
Or dietary estrogens are naturally occurring compounds found in plants, that is beneficial for women looking to rebalance their hormones as they approach menopause.
- Element - earth + water
- Energy - cold + moist
✓ recommended for Vata and Pitta types
✗ aggravates Kapha dosha types
DISCOVER YOUR DOSHA
We are each a mix & a match of unique energies, called Doshas according to Ayurveda.
In this quiz, Veronika breaks down the percentage of each Dosha within you, to give you a deeper understanding of your true nature and showing you how to take the best care of yourself to achieve overall wellbeing and contentment.
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• Muladhara | Root Chakra
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