Updated: Aug 13
Now you can fully indulge on heavenly creaminess of a cheesecake without having to worry about it high sugar and unhealthy fat content...
Say YES to the creamiest YET vegan cheesecake bites!
This super simple 8 ingredient cheesecakes is all you have been craving. They will simply melt on your tongue and blow you away by their sweet light creamy texture. You can now treat not only your mind but also your body as these bites are a way healthier option to a traditional cheesecake. They are full of healthy fats, contain natural sugars and fiber - but watch out! They are also HIGHLY addictive!
CAUTION: ALL IN MODERATION! (they taste better when shared :))
Makes 12 cheesecake bites
Preparation time: 1h 30 minutes
Resting time: at least 3 hours or overnight
1 cup almond (can use walnuts too)
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup cashews (soaked overnight, or quick-soaked for 1h in a boiling hot water)
1/2 can coconut cream (refrigerated overnight - use just the firm white coconut fat)
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 lemon (for lemon juice)
10 tbsp raw agave syrup
few drops of vanilla extract
Nut butter (I used almond)
Blackberry jam (or any other fruit jam)
LET's DO THIS:
Base: In a food processor, pulse the nuts first to create a flour, then add the dates and blend until the mixture becomes a sticky dough.
Prepare your molds - silicone cupcake one would work well, I used traditional cupcake baking tray and reused small yogurt pots. Grease them slightly with butter or oil and if not using a silicone one, place a long strip of baking paper across the pots/ molds so that you can then easily pull out your cheesecake bites when they are ready.
Place 1 tbsp of the base into your prepared molds and press it down firmly, then place into freezer to set.
'Cheese' filling: Blend the cashews, coconut cream, agave syrup, lemon juice and vanilla until completely smooth. Then scoop equal amounts into your prepared molds/ pots and if you wish decorate the top with anything you'd like or swirl on top some almond butter, blackberry jam or your melted chocolate.
Once you're happy with your creations, place them back into the freezer and let set for a minimum of 3 hours, or preferably, overnight. You can take them out for about 10 minutes to soften before serving (I prefer them a little softer), or serve frozen as well!
Keep your cheesecake bits in the freezer for up to 1-2 weeks (tho for sure they won't last THAT long)!
This has way too much fat...
Are You #Nuts?
Well, YES! Besides being loaded with protein, yes - nuts are PACKED with fat. The so called good fats - unsaturated fats (both *monounsaturated and **polyunsaturated fats).
These help in lowering bad cholesterol! Yes, you read it right - fat that lover cholesterol! Welcome to the plan-based world!
OH and let's not forget - nuts contain Omega-3 fatty acids that vegans are known to lack so much (apparently).
*Monounsaturated fats are one of the healthy fats. They have liquid form at room temperature, but harden up when in colder environment (nuts, avocado, olive oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil and butter and sesame seed oil).
**Polyunsaturated fats just like monounsaturated fats are the healthy fats. Eating poly and mono saturated fats instead of saturated (found in animal-based foods - dairy/ meat) and trans fats (fried foods, baked goods and pastries) they increase risk of heart disease) will really benefit your body and overall health (vegetable oils, some nuts and seeds).
Are an excellent source of antioxidants and are the best natural sugar alternative available to us. Dates can be good for blood sugar balance and they also contain fibre, which makes up for a steady sugar absorption.
- Element - earth + water
- Energy - cold + moist
✓ pacifies Vata and Pitta dosha types
✗ aggravates Kapha dosha types
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