Raw Avocado Cheesecake – Recipe

28-01-2016

At The Eight Hours we have a full blown avocado addiction, we put it in absolutely everything.

So far we’ve ticked off drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, so it was only a matter of time before we attempted a pudding, and thank god we did. Our Raw Avocado Cheesecake recipe blows our Original GF Lemon Cheesecake recipe out the water. It nails the ‘crunchy biscuit base’ that’s key to any cheesecake without an actual biscuit base and the avocado topping is creamy and sweet. Quite simply you need to make this to understand, and I promise you after you eat it all you won’t feel depressed and ready to run off to boot camp.

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What you’ll need:

For the base
– 250g of salted peanuts
– large handful of dates
– desiccated coconut
– honey

For the topping
– x4 avocados
– 300g cream cheese
– honey to sweeten
– juice and rind of one lemon
– dash of vanilla extract

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What you’ll need to do:

To make the base add all your ingredients into your food processor and blitz away until you reach your desired consistency. I like it to still remain a bit chunky so just keep slowly blitzing it, no more than 3minutes. Then you want to transfer this into your cake tin (I smear coconut oil around instead of butter). Press the mixture down firmly and then leave to set in the fridge whilst you make your topping. For the topping you want to slice and obviously destine your avocados and then blend with the lemon, cream cheese, honey and vanilla extract in the mixer. Add more honey until it is sweet enough for you, then spread your topping smoothly over your base. Once this is spread out as evenly as possible then place in the fridge for a few hours before it’s ready to eat.

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Take out. Cut up and most importantly enjoy.

See, I told you it was simple. Now you just need to try it and see for yourself that eating sweet treats no longer have to be bad for you. This is the perfect definition of this. It’s light, it’s healthy and it tastes so good you’ll think it’s bad.

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