Single Serve Coconut Matcha Cheesecake
Fancy a single serve raw cheesecake that’s actually good for you? 😉
Then read on to find out more..
This cheesecake is packed full of antioxidants, flavour, good fats and best of all, totally vegan and sugar free too, not your average cheesecake eh 🙂
The wonderful people behind MeMatcha sent me some of their organic, Japanese matcha to try and I thought what’s better than getting a little creative and making something with it?
I’ve already shown you how easy it is to make latte’s with matcha but this cheesecake is something else!
So before we begin, let’s talk a little about the vast array of health benefits of Matcha;
What exactly is Matcha?
Matcha comes from Japanese tea leaves grown in the shade to increase chlorophyll content. These chlorophyll-rich leaves are then handpicked, steamed, dried and ground into a fine green powder.
The history of the tea is interesting, but what matters most to health enthusiasts is its antioxidant content. One cup of matcha green tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular tea!
Just read these stats:
- 6.2 times that of Goji Berries
- 7 times that of Dark Chocolate
- 17 times that of Wild Blueberries
- 60.5 times that of Spinach
So what are some of the main health benefits?
- Improves your cardiovascular health by lowering ‘bad cholesterol’
- Improves cognitive function
- Enhances energy
- Helps the Liver detoxify and cleanse the blood
- Helps improve your immune system thus reducing the risks of infections
If that hasn’t sold you over, just wait till we make the recipe..
-6g MeMatcha powder
-20g Coconut Flour (I use The Good Stuff)
-10g Coconut Oil (I use The Good Stuff)
-20g Crushed Almonds
-50ml Full fat coconut cream
1.Firstly, you’ll need to find yourself a small glass ramekin like the one pictured above! Then, mix together the crushed almonds and coconut flour with the melted coconut oil
2.Press down firmly at the base then begin making the next layer. Mix together your coconut cream, truvia and the most important part; the Matcha powder.
3.Pour onto the base then chill to thicken for 2 hours. Remove and enjoy!
Told you it was simple!
Lots of love,