I’ve got another delicious and healthy recipe for you by Victoria Jane Leith of Mamababado.com. Victoria is known for her raw desserts and she’s kindly given us one of her new recipes to try.
This one is a very yummy berry flavoured “cheesecake” (that actually has no cheese because it’s raw!) made with dates and walnuts (for the crust) and packed full of healthy fats, berries, apples and strawberries. This incredibly easy to make crust and filling won’t take you long at all to put together, but is sure to impress pretty much anyone, especially kids!
What Makes This Recipe So Good For You & Your Family?
This recipe contains a variety of different fats, vitamins, and minerals. Here is a small nutritional profile for you:
Strawberries – One of the most popular berries on the planet, strawberries tend to be loved by most and for good reason – not only are they super delicious, but they also contain vitamin C and K, along with folic acid and manganese in beneficial levels. They contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavonoids, which is what gives them their vibrant red colour. It’s said that strawberries are quite low in sugar, so won’t spike blood sugar levels as much as other fruits can.
Apples – Touted as one of the “healthiest foods a person can eat,” apples are high in fibre and vitamin C and contain no sodium. They are also high in polyphenols which function as antioxidants. It’s always best to eat the skin of the apple too, as the greatest amount of polyphenols is found in the skin. Regular consumption of the humble apple is said to improve cardiovascular health. Apples are said to help asthmatics, as they have been proven to improve lung function. Amazing!
Walnuts – According to Dr. Mercola, there are 7 top reasons for why walnuts are so beneficial for health. 1. They contain cancer fighting properties and can help reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer. 2. They improve heart health due to the amino acid l-arginine. They also contain omega 3 fats, which are anti-inflammatory. 3. Walnuts contain rare and powerful antioxidants such as quinone, jug lone, and morin. Researchers have called walnuts “remarkable” due to their polyphenols, which may help with chemically induced liver damage. 4. Eating walnuts regularly (small amounts) can help you maintain your ideal weight. They keep you full for longer so you’re not tempted to overeat so much. 5. Improves reproductive health in men. Walnuts can hep improve sperm quality, including vitality, morphology, and motility. 6. Brain health: Walnuts contain a number of neuroprotective compounds such as vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega 3 fats, and antioxidants. 7. Diabetes: Walnuts have been shown to improve metabolic parameters in people with type 2 diabetes. Tip. When you eat walnuts, eat with the outermost layer of the shelled walnut. This whitish flaky part is said to have 90% of its antioxidants. (source)
Avocado – is really one of the best foods you can eat. Despite being reasonably high in calories, they are incredibly healthy for you due to their healthy fat content. Avocados are also very high in potassium and have good levels of folate and vitamin A. A cup of avocado also contains about 4.6 grams of protein.
Below is the finished product! Yum! Look how creamy it looks, and what a gorgeous colour!
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