Mini mint Chocolate Spirulina Cheesecake

October 26, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist

chocolate spirulina cheesecake

With the festive season kicking in, if you’re looking for a healthy and refreshing, yet decadent dessert, make these your next mission in the kitchen! These mini cheesecakes are made with oats, almonds, cashews, mint extract, spirulina, and coconut oil, among other good-for-you ingredients. Talk about a superfood dessert! Healthy & tasty!

 SERVES -12 mini Spirulina cheesecake

  INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates.
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted almonds.
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free(preferably) oats.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

FOR THE Spirulina Cheesecake:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract.
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or other liquid sweetener.
  • 1-2 teaspoon spirulina.
  • 2-3 tablespoons almond milk.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips.
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil.

PREPARATION

  1. In a food processor, add dates, almonds, oats, and vanilla. Pulse until ingredients are well blended and form a ball.
  2. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin.
  3. Press a rounded tablespoon of the crust mixture into the bottom of each cavity.
  4. Add cashews, vanilla, mint, vinegar, agave nectar, spirulina, almond milk, and coconut oil to a blender. Blend on high until completely smooth.
  5. Spoon mixture over the crust layer. Place muffin tin in the freezer.
  6. Melt chocolate with coconut oil. Take muffin tin out of the freezer and spoon melted chocolate, evenly, into each cavity.
  7. Place back in freezer for a couple of hours. Keep in freezer until ready to serve.

 

Benefits of Spirulina Cheesecake

Spirulina is a type of algae that grows in clean water. While it’s only just recently cropped up as a trendy superfood, it’s was actually used as a food by Aztecs and Mesoamericans. It was declared as future food by NASA in 1974.

 

So, what’s so great about spirulina? For one thing, spirulina is packed with tons of nutrients — one tablespoon of spirulina contains 5 grams of protein, 11 percent of your daily recommended Iron, 21 percent of your daily recommended Copper, 11 percent of your daily recommended Thiamin, and 15 percent of your daily recommended Riboflavin. Wow!!!. To know more about Prodiet Spirulina, read/subscribe to our blog.

 

We all know about using spirulina in smoothies, but what if you want to get your daily dose of superfood in another way? For one, you can use it as a natural food coloring for desserts. You may also look at our power packed energy globes recipe for portability. And lastly, we just told you an awesome cake recipe using Spirulina.

 

Gather cheers by surprising everyone with this healthy cake in this festive time.

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