No bake White Chocolate Cheese Cake with Raspberry Swirl.

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Prep time: 20 min plus refrigeration

Makes 8 servings

I am very excited about this cheese cake, the only sugar it has is that of the 3 ounces of white chocolate. The base is healthy and the rest of the cheese cake too. But you really can’t tell, it is super smooth and silky. And no baking!

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Ingredients Crust;

1 C. Oats

1/3 C. nuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts with no skins

10 medium medjool dates, stone removed

2 tbsp. Agave syrup

1 tbsp. Coconut oil

1 oz. white chocolate

Ingredients Filling;

7 oz. Cream Cheese, at room temperature

2 1/4 C. Greek Yoghurt 2 % fat, at room temperature

1/3 C. Xylitol or 2 tsp. Liquid stevia or sugar of choice

4 oz. white chocolate

6 Gelatine leafs (4.5″x3″) , (11.5 cm x 7.6 cm)

Ingredients Raspberry Swirl;

1 C. frozen raspberries

1 tbsp. Xylitol or 1/4 tsp. Liquid stevia or sugar of choice

1 tbsp. water

1 gelatine leaf (4.5″x3″) , (11.5 cm x 7.6 cm)

Method;

Start by making the bottom. In a food processor blend together the oats, medjool dates and nuts. Add the agave syrup and coconut oil until crumbly consistency.

Line an 8″/ 20cm. spring form with baking paper. You need to line the sides of the ring too.

Cut a long strip of baking paper. Oil spray the ring of your tin so the paper will stick easier.

Place the crumbly bottom mix in the bottom of your tin. Press firmly to cover the entire bottom. Place in the freezer. Meanwhile put one ounce of white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt at 20 second intervals. White chocolate burns easily so be careful.

Remove the spring form from the freezer and spread with a thin layer of chocolate, this will act as a protection film to ensure that the crust does not get soggy. Place in the refrigerator.

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Method for raspberry swirl;

Soak one gelatin leaf in cold water for five minutes.

In a saucepan over medium heat, place the raspberries, the xylitol or sugar of choice and the tablespoon of water.

Bring to a slow simmer and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Squeeze out the gelatin and add it to the raspberries. Mix it through and let it cool slightly before pureeing it in a blender. Set aside.

Method for the Cheese cake filling;

Soak 6 leafs of gelatine in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes.

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave at 20 second intervals stirring each time.

Squeeze out the gelatine leafs and place them in a sauce pan over low heat with one or two tablespoons of water. Melt the gelatine.

In a bowl mix the cream cheese until smooth, add the yogurt a bit at a time. Mix well while adding the xylitol or sugar of choice. Add the gelatin, pouring it into the filling mix, stirring at the same time.

Mix the cheese cake filling into the melted white chocolate , one teaspoon at a time . This is a bit tricky so you have to mix fast and keep adding to form a smooth filling. Once you have about half a cup, add the rest of the cheese cake mix. Combine thoroughly.

Pour the half the cheese cake mix in the spring form on top of the crust. Pour half the raspberry sauce over the yogurt. Make swirls with a knife. Repeat with remaining filling and sauce.

Set in the refrigerator over night.

Enjoy

Myra Xo

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Smoothies Galore

Since I post all my Smoothie Creations on Instagram on almost a daily bases, I thought I’d let you know about it and share some with you.

I am very passionate when it comes to making my healthy breakfast drinks, mostly smoothies and sometimes Smoothie Bowls. I try to make them as beautiful as I can and it has become a real sport for me.

I try to challenge myself to be as creative as I can be. Here are a few of my creations, they are tremendously beneficial to your health and will keep you full until lunch for sure.

Be sure to try at least one out, I’m telling you once you’re hooked, you’re hooked.

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Green:Spinach-Banana-Flax, White:Banana-Protein-Oat and Purple:Raspberry-Banana, each layer with soy milk and Stevia (2 servings)

    1. Blend 1 Cup Spinach, 1 banana, 1 tbsp Flax seeds with 1/2 – 1 cup  milk of choice.
    1. Blend  1 Banana, 2 tbsp Oats and 1 scoop vanilla protein with 1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice.
  1. Blend 1 cup frozen Raspberries, 1 Banana and 1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice.

Add Stevia to each mixture to sweeten. Hold your jar or glass tilted and fill with the different layers.

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Brown: Chocolate Chia Pudding-Stevia, Purple: Berries-Banana-Stevia-Soy milk, Pink: Raspberry-Banana-Pomegranite nice cream (1 serving)

    1. Soak overnight 1/4 Cup Chia seeds & 1 -2 tsp. cocoa with 1 cup  milk of choice.
    1. Blend  1 Banana, 1 tbsp Oats, 1 scoop vanilla protein with 1 cup Berries add  1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice.
  1. Blend 1 cup frozen Raspberries, 1 Banana, 3 tbsp Poms seeds and 1/4 cup milk of choice.

Add Stevia to each mixture to sweeten. I have poured some melted chocolate over the rim of the jar and let it set in the fridge for half an hour.

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White: Skyr yoghurt, or yoghurt of choice

Purple: Berries-Banana-Stevia-Soy milk, Pink: Raspberry-Banana-Soy milk

    1. Blend  1 Banana, 1 tbsp Oats, 1 scoop vanilla protein with 1 cup Berries and 1 cooked beet,  add  1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice.
  1. Blend 1 cup frozen Raspberries, 1 Banana, and 1/4 cup milk of choice.

Add Stevia to each mixture to sweeten.

Layer the yoghurt and the coloured smoothie layers like above.

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White: Soy Yogurt, Purple: Blueberry-Flax-Banana-Protein-Soy Milk (2 servings)

Mix 1 cup Yogurt with some Stevia and divide between two cute bottles.

Blend 1 cup Blueberries, 1 banana, 1 tbsp Flax seeds, 1 scoop vanilla protein and some milk of choice. Pour over the Yogurt.

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White: Coconut milk Chia pudding , Green: Spinach-Banana  Soy Milk & Protein, Pink: Raspberry-Strawberry-Banana Smoothie (1 serving)

    • Soak overnight 1/4 Cup Chia seeds & some Stevia  with 1 cup  coconut milk .
    • Blend  1 Banana, 1 tbsp Oats, 1 scoop vanilla protein with 1 cup Spinach add  1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice and some Stevia.
  • Blend 1/2 cup frozen Raspberries, 1/2 cup Strawberries, 1/2 Banana and 1/4 cup milk of choice with some Stevia.

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Pear, Lemon, Banana, Stevia & Spinach with Almond milk (3 servings)

  • Blend 2 peeled pears (core removed), 2 tbsp. flax seeds, 1  1/2  cups spinach, 1 banana, juice of 1 lemon, stevia with 1 cup almond milk .

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P.S. Use any kind of milk you like and swap Spinach for Kale, Stevia for Xylitol etc…

…and always use cracked Flax seeds for better absorption.

Enjoy

Myra Xo

Raspberry and Almond Breakfast Loaf

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Makes about 10-12 slices.

I always need something to snack on because I am a five meals a day type of girl. It has to be healthy, nutritious and guilt free. And most importantly, delicious.

If I don’t have something ready to grab quickly when hunger strikes I will eat things that aren’t as healthy like chips or chocolate, so I try to make sure there are always Granola Bars, Black Beans Brownies or something like this loaf.

The good thing about this loaf is that you can easily have it for breakfast or just as a snack in the afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee.

It is somewhere between a cake and a bread. I wanted a cake without all the sugar, butter and the empty calories but it had to be sweeter than just bread. I’ve used Oat flour for the health benefits and the fact that it’s Gluten free and easily digested. It also keeps you satiated for quit some time.

Ingredients:

Dry ingredients;

1 1/4 C. GF Oats, ground to flourIMG_7936

1 C. whole GF Oats

1/4 C. of Soy or Pea Protein powder

2 tsp. baking powder

1 /2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt

1/2 C. Coconut flakes

1/3 C. chopped Almonds

a handful of dark chocolate chips (optional)

1 C Raspberries and Cherries (pitted) you can use frozen ones*

Wet Ingredients;

2 whole organic eggs**

1 1/4 C. unsweetened Apple sauce

1 very ripe Banana, mashed

2 tbsp. Coconut oil

1/4 C. Xylitol + 1/4 C. Coconut sugar

1/4 C. Plain Soy Yoghurt (or regular)

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Method:

Pre heat the oven to 350° F.

Grease a 10″ loaf tin and line with parchment paper.

Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another. Add the wet to the dry ingredients until just mixed. Do not over beat.

Put into the prepared baking tin and bake for about an hour. Turn half way.

Let cool completely before removing from tin.

Enjoy

Myra Xo

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*I used frozen Raspberries and fresh Cherries.

Looking for more great recipes to try?  Be sure to check out these Summer Cupcakes

Raspberry and Chocolate Fudge Pie

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Serves 8.

Nobody who has tasted this pie believes me when I tell that this pie is actually very good for you. So good and healthy that you could have it, not only for dessert or with a cup of coffee or tea. But you could have it for breakfast lunch and dinner too. It’s that nutritious.

Full of protein, fibre, iron, vitamins and calcium. It’s Vegan, Sugar free and Gluten free, providing you use pure uncontaminated oats.

The middle layer, the chocolate fudge layer is made with firm tofu. Not silken. I find the silken one does not provide the texture I am looking for and is indeed too silky for this particular pie.

Tofu has many health benefits, it lowers cholesterol , it promotes bone health and it even prevents liver damage caused by free radicals, to a certain degree.

Well all these health benefits are just a great plus, but it’s all about the taste in the end. The taste I tell you, is going to blow your mind. The crispy  cookie like bottom, the thick chocolate fudge layer and the top layer light and fresh full of raspberries. So good.

Pre heat oven to 360° F

Bottom Layer:

3/4 C. Almonds, unsalted

3/4 C. Whole oats, pure uncontaminated oats!

a pinch of Himalayan salt

2 tbsp. Agave syrup

4 tbsp. coconut oil

Blend the ingredients in the food processor, until crumbly. Press into an 8″round cake tin covered with baking paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool on a rack

Chocolate layer:

2 oz. 78% dark chocolate broken into pieces. I use the one sweetened with coconut blossom sugar.

Melt in the microwave for a minute until melted.

Cover the cookie layer with the chocolate to create a barrier. This will keep the cookie crunchy. Let the chocolate set completely before adding the chocolate fudge layer

Chocolate fudge layer:

8.8 oz Firm tofu, drained and squeezed dry with a kitchen towel.

3 tbsp. raw cocoa powder

3 tbsp Agave syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 pinch of salt

1 tbsp peanut butter.

Cut the tofu into small cubes and processor on very high until you have a smooth paste, add a few drops off water if it become too hard to blend.

Add the remaining ingredients. Set aside

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Raspberry Layer:

1 C. Frozen raspberries

3/4 tsp Agar-Agar

3/4 C. Plain Yoghurt (of your choice), I used fat free regular

3 tbsp Stevia/Erythritol granules

Heat raspberries in a small saucepan, add the agar agar. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Add the stevia/erythritol granules. Add the yoghurt before it starts to set. Mix well.

To assemble, leave the ring around the cake tin. Spread the chocolate fudge layer over the chocolate layer. Let set in the fridge for half an hour. Next spread the raspberry layer over the fudge layer. Let set for a few more hours before decorating with more Raspberries or mixed fruit and chocolate curls and shavings.

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