Raw Lemon & Ginger Cheesecake

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 5 soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, softened
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Filling:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, pre-soaked and strained
  • 2 whole lemon, fresh juice 
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp stevia or sweetener of choice. I like to use manuka honey.
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, liquefied
  • 1 tsp ground ginger (spice)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp turmeric (spice)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Base:

  • In a food processor, process all crust ingredients until a sticky crumb is formed.
  • Remove 2 tablespoons worth of mixture to create balls for decorating.
  • Transfer the rest of the mixture into a round tray and flatten – you can use a muffin tin to make mini cheesecakes.
  • Place the pan in the freezer while working on the next step

Filling:

Blend all filling ingredients, except chia seeds, in a  blender until completely smooth. Add in chia and either stir with a spoon or pulse very briefly to fold the seeds in without grinding them down (don’t over-blend — you want those seeds visible in the cake!). Pour this mixture into the pan over the crust. Smooth out the top. Top with a few slices of lemon, the balls, and sprinkle with chia.

How to set and serve:

Freeze for 2-5 hrs or overnight. let the cake defrost for about 20 minutes before serving. Sever with a dollop of coconut yoghurt.

Kara Ivy

Hi, I’m Kara

A clinical nutritionist with a passion for helping women understand their bodies, build positive relationships with food and take control of their health naturally.

I hold a Bachelors degree in Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) and have been working and studying within the health industry for over 6 years. I have a special interest in female health, PCOS, Acne, Endometriosis and gut-related concerns such as IBS, food allergies and intolerances.

“Health is much more than merely the food that fuels us, it’s about appreciating your body and using diet and lifestyle as a tool to optimize your wellbeing.”

 

I have a real passion for using the power of nutrition and natural therapies to help restore the body and I know that food has the ability to be our greatest form of medicine. I haven’t always experienced health as I do now, in my early 20’s I suffered from polycystic ovaries, acne, and anxiety. What I thought was ‘healthy’ for my body was actually making these states worse.

I battled for 5 years with weight fluctuations and PCOS. As a healthy young woman, I visited multiple GPs and specialists WHILST studying nutrition. The dietary “norms” and advice I was given by the “professionals” simply weren’t working. Nothing was adding up and it drove me crazy.

Having experienced health complications and hormonal imbalances myself and helping 100’s of women, I understand what it’s like, and I want help to give my clients the tools they need to start feeling their best again. I believe in eating nutrient-dense, delicious foods, feeling inspired and most importantly feeling empowered, confident and beautiful in your own skin.

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