Matcha cheesecake

Nutritional highlights

Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha GreenTea. Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties.

Matcha benefits: packed with antioxidants, boosts metabolism and burns calories, detoxifies, rich in fiber and vitamins, enhances mood and helps concentration, provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium, prevents disease, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar.

 

Ingredients

Shortbread Base:

  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ⅛ teaspoon Pink Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Plain Flour

Matcha Cheesecake Topping:

  • 1 7oz container Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Raw Cashews (soaked overnight in water and then drained)
  • ⅓ cup Agave Nectar
  • ⅓ cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Almond/Soy Milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon Pink Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons Matcha Green Tea Powder(we used 2, but it depends on how strong you want your cake to be)

 

Preparation

  1. Shortbread Base: Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Line a 6 inch springform tin with baking paper on the bottom. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine Butter, Salt, Sugar, Vanilla and Flour. rub the butter into the flour until you end up with a sandy textured crumble. Press onto the base of your lined cake tin and bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. Matcha Cheesecake Filling:blend Cream Cheese, Soaked Cashews, Agave, Coconut Oil, Almond/Soy Milk, Salt, Vanilla and Matcha. Blend till completely smooth.
  4. Pour into cake tin and level out by shaking the tin or using a spatula to smoothen the top. Pop into the freezer for at least 4 hours, and then thaw for a few minutes before eating.
  5. Top with raspberries and extra Matcha when serving.

 

 

Enjoy!

Vitae, because health is more than just the absence of illness!

 

 

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