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Healthy Christmas Baked Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe

Healthy Christmas Baked Ricotta Cheesecake

Dietitian Kate Save understands that eating healthy at Christmas doesn’t always feel possible, but knows that with a few clever tweaks, you can put a healthy twist on your favourite festive treats.

This Baked Ricotta Cheesecake is a delicious, guilt-free dessert that your dinner party guests will be none-the-wiser is actually good for them.

 

Base

Ingredients:

1 cup of almonds

1 cup of shredded coconut

6 Medjool dates

¼ teaspoon of powdered Stevia

½ teaspoon of vanilla bean extract

Method:

  1. Blend almonds and coconut in a food processor. Don’t over process as nuts can turn oily
  2. Add Medjool dates, stevia and vanilla bean extract to food processor and process until mixture holds.
  3. Press mixture evenly into the base of the cake tin.

Filling

Ingredients: 

1kg low-fat ricotta cheese

2 eggs

¼ cup fresh lemon juice or to taste

½ Tbsp lemon zest

½ cup Natvia

3-4 Tbsp of flaked almonds

Raspberries, Strawberries and Mint leaves to serve

Method:
1. Combine ricotta and Natvia in a food processor until smooth.

  1. Add eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest to the mixture and blend further
  2. Pour mixture over base and sprinkle almond flakes on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cooked through and golden.
  3. Remove from oven and leave to cool
  4. Arrange cut strawberries, raspberries and mint leaves over the top for a Christmassy look!

Slice into 8 or 16 for smaller sized slices

The Carousel would like to thank Founder of weight loss program Be Fit Food, Kate Save, for her recipe.

Written by Kate Save

Kate Save is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist and CEO and Co-founder of Be Fit Food. Kate has been working with clients struggling with weight-loss and weight management for more than 15 years.

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