An anti-ageing cheesecake? It might sound too good to be true, but this delightful cheesecake recipe from Neal’s Yard Remedies: Eat Beautiful packs as much flavour as it does beauty-promoting punch.
Perfect for celebrations, this clean beauty superfood dessert uses sugar-free cacao. The cashew nuts provide copper, which boosts melanin production, helping delay the onset of grey hairs. This clever cheesecake also promotes skin smoothing, hair conditioning, nail strengthening, and teeth and gum health. Now that’s a hard-working dessert. Find the full recipe below.
Prep time: 10-15 minutes, plus soaking, setting and chilling
For the crumble base:
2 tbsp goji berries, plus 1 tsp chopped dried goji berries for the topping
handful each of walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and hulled hemp seeds
2 tsp coconut oil
8 dates, ideally Medjool, chopped
For the topping:
250g (9oz) cashew nuts, soaked for at least 4 hours
200g (7oz) coconut oil
120ml (4fl oz) lemon, lime, or orange juice
seeds of 1 vanilla pod
4-6 tbsp maple syrup
1. Soak the 2 tablespoons goji berries in a little water until plump. Set aside 3-4 walnuts, then place all the ingredients for the cheesecake base in a food processor and blitz until the mixture sticks together, stopping to push the mixture back down in the bowl if needed until the texture is sufficiently fine.
2. Press the crumble base into small ramekins and place in the freeze for 30 minutes, until set.
3. To make the topping, place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Spoon over the crumble base. Chop 1 teaspoon goji berries and the reserved walnuts and sprinkle over the cheesecake tops. Chill in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, until set, then serve. The cheesecakes will keep for up to 2 days.
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