Sarah’s Sugar-Free Yoghurt Cheesecake with a Lime Twist
This silky smooth Sugar-Free Yoghurt Cheesecake with a hint of lime is absolutely amazing. Gluten-free, sugar-free, nutrient-rich and totally guilt-free!
Last Wednesday we had our datenight. I spent most of the day running between the shops and the kitchen, prepping for dinner and brainstorming various dessert ideas as such. I thought of perhaps making one of the 74 delicious chocolate treats from Sarah’s new I Quit Sugar Sugar-free Chocolate eBook, to which she’s kindly asked me to contribute, but settled on the Crunchynut Yoghurt Cheesecake from her IQS Cookbook instead. And I am so glad I did!
Wow, I seriously had trouble stopping at just one slice. Actually, I might have saved a couple of slices for breakfast *grin* and to be honest, there’s nothing wrong with having this cheesecake to start your day. In fact, if thrown together into a bowl, majority of the ingredients would make a nutritionally balanced breakfast indeed. And yes, sugar-free, too! Even our dog quickly worked out this was a tasty number for sure!
I changed the recipe up a little since I didn’t have the required 24 hours to hang the yoghurt to make it into cheese, nor did I actually have the required amount. Instead I used a tub of cream cheese mixed with natural yoghurt that I hung for about an hour, while I ran back to the shops to get eggs which I had forgotten to buy during my first and second trips there. What did I tell you.
Since I wanted to make the cheesecake a little more refreshing, it made perfect sense to add some lime juice and zest to the mixture. As for the crust, I used the recommended amounts of pistachios and coconut, but substituted some of the almond meal for LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond mix) and… hemp seed. Now, hemp seed is something I have recently discovered and love – they come hulled so that you are not running the risk of mature plants growing in your compost bin. The seeds have a slight nutty flavour and contain not only all 10 essential amino acids, but are also rich in essential fatty acids (the omegas). Perfect nutrient boost for the cheesecake.
For more sugar-free or low sugar inspiration check out:
– my debut cookbook, The Wholesome Cook, featuring 180 refined sugar-free recipes all with gluten-free options. Plus detailed additive-free shopping guides, wholefood kitchen tips and my take on sugar, fat, gluten and legumes, soy and dairy.
If you’re really serious about busting sugar for good, check out also Sarah Wilson’s cookbooks and 8-week program.
Consider reading David Gillespie’s two books: Sweet Poison and Big Fat Lies