A decadent triple chocolate cheesecake made with nutritious coconut and cacao. Both raw cacao and coconut have so many health benefits, this cheesecake could be a staple in your healthy diet.
I just love creating no-bake cheesecakes, there are just so many options to try. My archives already contain;
and now adding this healthy, triple chocolate cheesecake to the list. Here in the UK, the summer is now approaching. Therefore I will be creating more refreshing, fruity flavoured cheesecakes. By all means, if you have any favourites you would like me to recreate, leave me a comment below.
If you can tolerate coconut, you should definitely have it in your diet. Coconut has so many health benefits, its very versatile and tastes great too. Coconut is a medium chain triglyceride, a type of saturated fat which is very beneficial to health. For example, some of the many benefits include; anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and helps improve cholesterol. Not only is coconut great for health, but it is so great in baking, raw or cooked. Additionally coconut is great as both a savoury and sweet ingredient, and perfect as a dairy alternative.
I used Montezuma’s organic Dark Chocolate Absolute Black 100% Cocoa 100g to create the top chocolate layer and chocolate drizzle. The chocolate buttons are Montezuma’s Organic 54% Dark Chocolate Giant Buttons 180g which contain some organic sugar. Of course, you can make your own chocolate if you are strict refined sugar free, sub the carob for cacao in my carob chocolate cup recipe.
You may be surprised to learn that cacao has an abundance of health benefits, especially for women. So many that making cacao a staple in your daily diet would probably do your body a lot of good. Cacao is filled with more antioxidants than blueberries, which helps combat disease. Additionally it is full of magnesium, iron, vitamin C and fibre.
Raw cacao can also decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, and diabetes and boost your mood. The health benefits of cacao consumption as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle are huge. You can find out more about the health benefits in depth in my blog post here.
Vegan, Paleo, AIP, GF, DF
Firstly melt the coconut oil and coconut butter together. Next add all base ingredients to a food processor and blend until a dough mixture forms. Firmly press all of the mixture into the base of a spring-form pan. Place in fridge while you make the filling.
Firstly melt the coconut oil and coconut butter together. Then place all filling ingredients into a blender and blend until fully smooth and creamy. Then pour over the cheesecake base and pop back into the fridge while you make the top layer.
Melt the chocolate in a pan on a low heat, stirring continuously. Drizzle over the cheesecake before serving
Leave to thaw for a few minutes before serving
N.B. I used organic chocolate buttons to decorate, the link for these is below. You could alternatively make your own chocolate toppings.
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