Vegan Lemon and Kiwi Cheese Cake

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A delightfully refreshing dessert perfect for a afternoon tea party or a zesty finish to a casual dinner with friends.

You can’t rush perfection and this dessert truly needs time to set. Once the filling has been mixed up and poured on the crust it will need the full time to set into a cheese cake texture. The soaked cashews gives a beautiful creamy texture and the fresh lemon a zesty finish.

For this recipe be sure to use coconut cream not milk. Coconut cream differs from coconut milk in that it contains less water and more coconut, so it has a thicker, richer texture. Its ratio is 1 part water to 4 parts coconut, while the milk’s ratio is 1 part water to 1 part coconut.

Coconut cream has a relatively high fiber content in a small serving size, and it’s also a rich source of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and the essential minerals iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. B vitamins help form red blood cells and turn calories from food into usable energy; they also prevent anemia. Vitamins C and E are both antioxidants: C encourages tissue growth and repair, and E protects healthy tissues from free radical damage. Essential minerals are minerals your body can’t produce on its own, and they work to encourage better immune function and disease prevention.

You can buy coconut cream but if you can’t find it, open a tin of coconut milk and let stand in the fridge over night. The firm solid that forms on top of the milk is the coconut cream. Skim that off and voila, you have coconut cream.

As always, I was thinking of alternatives to this already perfect sweet treat. Try replacing the lemon juice and zest with strawberry and rhubarb and include some carob buttons to the crust for a hint of chocolate. Finish that version with drizzled melted carob and a dusting of coconut flour. Ok sold, this will have to be my next dessert I think!

There are 5g net carbs, 3.2g protein and 7 Weight Watchers points per 1/10 of the cake.

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Vegan Lemon and Kiwi Cheese Cake Recipe

By kimmy Published: June 4, 2015

  • Yield: 10 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins

Calories: 237 | Fat: 23.4g | Protein: 3.2g | Carbs: 6.8g | Fibre: 1.8g | WW Points: 7

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add nuts, cinnamon and dates to food processor and process.
  2. Press nut-date mixture into a round 7" spring form pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Place cashews, coconut cream, agave nectar, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and sea salt in the food processor and blend.
  4. Add the coconut oil last while the processor is running.
  5. Puree the mixture a few minutes until the cashews are completely broken down and you get a completely smooth, creamy mixture.
  6. Taste and add agave (optional) to suit your needs.
  7. Pour filling onto crust and scatter kiwis on top.
  8. Refrigerate at least 8 hours until cheesecake consistency.
By | 2018-04-01T14:38:18+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegan|

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Hello and thanks for popping by! My name is Kim and I love to cook low carbs recipes, desserts, salads and soups. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to make over. My husband Paul was diagnosed with slow onset Type 1 diabetes (LADA) over 5 years ago so we were forced to change the way we did things when it came to cooking. We have always been a healthy and active family. I play soccer, we both run 3-4 times per week and walk 5km most week days after dinner. Our kids play soccer and rugby and are no strangers to a healthy lifestyle. Spending time in the kitchen is always time well spent in my humble opinion and I love to share my cooking successes with you here. There may be hiccups along the way but we keep going and I hope our passion for food translates to your kitchen. Feel free to explore and remember to check us out on Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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