Dairy-free coconut cheesecake

Dairy free coconut cheesecake

Serves 12

  • 300 g cashew nuts

  • dairy-free margarine , for greasing

  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut

  • 200 g medjool dates, pitted

  • 150 g almonds

  • 100 g blanched hazelnuts

  • juice of 4 lemons

  • 250 ml runny honey

  • 165 ml coconut oil

  • 2 vanilla pods

  • For the strawberry drizzle

  • 400 g fresh strawberries

  • 1½ tablespoons caster sugar

  • juice of ½ lemon

Place the cashew nuts in a bowl, cover with cold water, then set aside to soak for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.



Grease a 20cm springform cake tin with margarine, sprinkle in the desiccated coconut, then give the tin a good shake so that it's evenly distributed.



Place the dates in a bowl, cover with warm water, then leave to soak for around 10 minutes, or until softened. Drain and add to a food processor, then blitz to a rough paste. Add the almonds and hazelnuts, then blitz to a chunky crumb consistency. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin, patting and smoothing it out evenly with wet hands.



Give the food processor bowl a quick rinse, then drain and add the cashew nuts along with lemon juice, honey and coconut oil. Halve the vanilla pods lengthways, scrape out the seeds, then add to the processor, discarding the pods. Blitz until smooth and combined, then have a taste and add more honey if you think it needs it.



Carefully pour the cashew mixture on top of the crumb base, smoothing it out evenly. Place the tin onto a tray, then gently tap it on a work surface to get rid of any bubbles. Pop in the freezer for around 2 hours, or until set.



Meanwhile, make the strawberry drizzle. Hull and roughly chop the strawberries, then place into a bowl with the sugar and lemon juice. Leave for around 5 minutes to soak, then place in a liquidiser and blitz until smooth.



When you're ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the freezer, then allow to thaw slightly for around 10 minutes. Serve the strawberry drizzle alongside the cheesecake, then tuck in!



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Nutritional Information

Dairy-free coconut cheesecake

With strawberry drizzle

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With a gorgeous nutty base, sweet coconut & vanilla topping and a strawberry drizzle, this is incredible!
Serves 12
35m (plus soaking and setting)
Super easy
Method

Place the cashew nuts in a bowl, cover with cold water, then set aside to soak for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.

Grease a 20cm springform cake tin with margarine, sprinkle in the desiccated coconut, then give the tin a good shake so that it's evenly distributed.

Place the dates in a bowl, cover with warm water, then leave to soak for around 10 minutes, or until softened. Drain and add to a food processor, then blitz to a rough paste. Add the almonds and hazelnuts, then blitz to a chunky crumb consistency. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin, patting and smoothing it out evenly with wet hands.

Give the food processor bowl a quick rinse, then drain and add the cashew nuts along with lemon juice, honey and coconut oil. Halve the vanilla pods lengthways, scrape out the seeds, then add to the processor, discarding the pods. Blitz until smooth and combined, then have a taste and add more honey if you think it needs it.

Carefully pour the cashew mixture on top of the crumb base, smoothing it out evenly. Place the tin onto a tray, then gently tap it on a work surface to get rid of any bubbles. Pop in the freezer for around 2 hours, or until set.

Meanwhile, make the strawberry drizzle. Hull and roughly chop the strawberries, then place into a bowl with the sugar and lemon juice. Leave for around 5 minutes to soak, then place in a liquidiser and blitz until smooth.

When you're ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the freezer, then allow to thaw slightly for around 10 minutes. Serve the strawberry drizzle alongside the cheesecake, then tuck in!

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 499
    25%
  • Carbs 31.2g
    12%
  • Sugar 27.3g 30%
  • Fat 38.9g 56%
  • Saturates 15.6g 78%
  • Protein 8.9g 20%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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