For a Weekend of Recovery
I whizzed this recipe together last weekend as I needed to boost my energy and balance out my stress levels. (I also just wanted something scrummy I could enjoy at home over the weekend... where The Yoga Shop food thief, a.k.a Bruce, couldn’t reach it!) It’s VERY quick to make. I was done in 15 minutes.
This cheesecake only contains natural sugars from date and banana, which provides a far more stable energy release. Raise your Mood Bananas (especially very ripe ones) contain high levels of Tyrosine and act as one of nature’s TOP dopamine boosters.
I’ve used almonds, walnuts and chia to pack a protein punch to nourish and nurture. There is also a substantial amount of Lucuma in here...to give a nutrient boost.
You Will need...
1½ cups of whole almonds
1 - 1 ½ cups of pitted dates
½ a cup of chia seeds
¼ cup of shredded coconut
½ tsp cinnamon
2 pinches of rock salt/Himalayan crystal salt
1½ cups of walnuts
4-5 ripe - over-ripe bananas
Juice from half a lemon
½ cup of Lucuma powder
1 tbsp of Maca powder
¼ tsp Aulterra powder (optional)
1.Grab 10' springform cake tin (no need to line or grease!)
2.Place almonds in a food processor and process until a they reach a rough breadcrumb texture
3.Add the remaining ingredients and process again. Check to see that the mixture is beginning to hold together by squeezing a small amount together in your hand. If it is still very crumbly – add a few more dates until it blends.
5.Press into the base of your cake pan
6.Process your walnuts until they form a smooth nut butter
7.Add all the remaining topping ingredients and process until smooth
8.Pour/spread over the base.
9.Add an optional Chocolate Topping (it’s worth it if you have the ingredients!) Melt 4-
5 tbsp of coconut oil gently, add 2 tbsp of raw cacao and 2 tsp of Agave nectar. Drizzle over the top.
10.Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours until set. Once set it can be kept in the fridge.
11.EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT...IT IS GREAT FOR AN INDULGENT BREAKFAST