When I work on new recipes my goal is to create the most delicious and nutritious meals, snacks and desserts.
I challenge myself to only use ingredients that empower my body and that whatever I create has to taste equal or better when compared to the less healthy or even unhealthy version.
I never compromise on flavor; the Raw Mango Cheesecake is a good example of that.
Instead of whipping up cream cheese, butter and sugar to make a traditional cheesecake I use fruit, nuts and agave nectar.
This “healthy” cheesecake is a favorite among my friends and when I tell them what’s in it they can hardly believe it. When I see them enjoy their guilt-free dessert with a smile on their face, I know I’ve achieved my goal
Indulge without the bulge!
Cut the mango cheesecake in small pieces. let it thaw completely (+/- 20 min.) and serve. It’s a dense cake, a small piece will fill you up!
Carrot cake is often not as healthy as it sounds. Most carrot cakes are made with lots of butter, sugar, white flour and only a small amount of carrots.
Not this clever carrot cake! Want to indulge without the bulge? Try this recipe!
This carrot cake contains 3 ½ cups of carrot pulp and ½ cup apple pulp. The naturally sweet pulp, honey, vanilla extract and raisins sweeten this cake beautifully. And instead of white four I use wholesome wheat flour and flaxseed! I replaced butter with canola oil, it’s one of the healthiest cooking oils since it’s low in saturated fats.
Soon after I put this cake in the oven a sweet scent mixed with cinnamon entered my nostrils. I hoped the hour would go by quickly, I couldn’t wait to eat a slice It’s a perfect cake, the crust is hard and the inside moist and dense.
I sometimes joke and say that it’s so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. In every joke there’s a little bit of truth, I have to admit I have done that more than once LOL.
You’ll need a juicer for this recipe.
BTW: Drink or save the apple/carrot juice, it’s delicious! I like to squeeze some fresh lemon in it.