Blueberry Hemp Seed Cheesecake

gluten free cheesecake

This delicious gluten-free 'Blueberry Hemp Seed Cheesecake' makes a perfect wholesome dessert or afternoon tea treat rich in protective antioxidants, protein and beneficial fats. Hemp has been used as a food and medicine since ancient time in Asia, Europe and other continents around the world. Hemp seeds are a fantastic vegan protein source, which is easy to digest and is abundant in all essential amino acids and disease-protective phytonutrients. Hemp seeds are one of the richest plant sources of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. They contain a perfect balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fats which helps promote strong immune function and cardiovascular health.

Gluten-free

Blueberry Hemp Seed Cheesecake


Crust:
½ cup + 2 Tbsp almond meal
2 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 heap Tbsp hemp seeds
3 Tbsp cold pressed coconut oil
Filling:
450g ricotta
250g cream cheese
2 Tbsp arrowroot flour
1/3 cup 100% maple syrup or raw honey
1 tsp vanilla bean extract or paste
2 organic eggs
Juice and zest ½ lemon
Blueberry Compote:
2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries and blackberries
3 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice


Method:

  1. Preheat oven 180*C and grease a 6-inch tart tin.
  2. Place all base ingredients in your food processor and blend until well combined.
  3. Press mixture into your tin.
  4. Bake the base for 14 minutes then put aside. If the base has risen in places you can easily press it down with a spoon while it is still soft.
  5. Mix all filling ingredients together in your food processor and pour over the base.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes, until it is cooked through and slightly wobbly in the middle. Allow your cheesecake to cool.
  7. Make the compote by adding the blueberries, sugar and lemon juice to a pot and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.  Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  8. Top cheesecake with blueberry compote and hemp seeds.

Serves 6-8.

TEA PAIRING: This delicious Blueberry Hemp Seed Cheesecake goes perfectly with a pot of Bodhi Organic Black BeauTEA or HonesTEA.

gluten free cheesecake

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