A paleo-friendly chocolate cheesecake along with fruits which is a perfectly healthy substitute to chocolate mousse.
Ingredients of Paleo Chocolate and Fruit Cheesecake
For the Base:
3/4 cup Almonds
2 Tbsp Almonds (for almond butter)
1.5 Tbsp Coconut oil (room temperature)
1.5 Tbsp Honey
a pinch Salt
For the Filling:
2 Tbsp Almond or cashew butter
3/4 cup Dates
2.5 Tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Banana (optional)
How to Make Paleo Chocolate and Fruit Cheesecake
1.Grind the 3/4 cup almonds into a powder, and set aside.
2.Next, take the 2 Tbsp almonds and grind them until they become a powdery meal, but continue grinding until the texture softens and becomes creamy, like a nut butter. This happens because the almonds release their natural oils. It shouldn't take more than ten minutes, depending on your grinder.
3.Add all the base ingredients together into a bowl, until a sort of flour forms - feel free to use your fingers.
4.Then pat it down into a slightly high-walled flat dish (the mixture is prone to softening very quickly) and freeze.
5.If you have a ready nut butter, that's fine, otherwise, just grind up the nuts of your choice until they become creamy and smooth.
6.Next, bung in the avocado together with the cocoa powder and blend. Dice and chop up the dates, and toss them in. Blitz until everything is mixed.
7.At this stage, please test for sweetness and texture - you want a creamy, spreadable mixture.
8.Add more dates for sweetness, or you could even chop up a banana and throw it in. (Hint: You can even use my filling mixture as a Paleo substitute for chocolate mousse! You'd be surprised how creamy and mousse-like it tastes.
9.Once fully blended, spread on top of the frozen base. Serve cool.