Lets celebrate summer with mangoes and how!
A typical mango cheese cake slice will cost you the following :
300-400 calories with 60% or more coming from fat (butter, cheese). It will contain sugar and not more than 5% dietary fibre.
A typical case of a moment on the lips, forever on the hips ☺
Now lets look at our no bake mango cheese cake.
A slice will be 200 calories, so your fat intake is already down by 50%.. And this fat is the good kinds (coming from soaked nuts and seeds), with all its fiber and nutrients intact.
The cake is also sweetened with fruit and dry fruit, again the best kind of sugar for your body.
Its light on the body, guilt free on the mind and delightful to the lips!
Go ahead, indulge, and enjoy till the mango season lasts!
NO BAKE MANGO CHEESECAKE
1/5 cups cashew nuts (soaked for 4 hours)
1 cup Coconut Meat
4 tbsp dates paste
1 cup chopped mango
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dates
¼ cup raisins + cranberries (optional)
1.25 cups walnuts, almonds, pumpkin, sunflower seeds (soaked for 4 hours)
1tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
Chopped mangoes, mint springs, edible flowers
Base : Grind the dates, raisins and cranberries into a paste. Once done, add the soaked nuts, seeds, salt and vanilla and grind till a a coarse gooey mixture is formed.
Spread this layer evenly on a cheesecake tin. Freeze for 4 hours.
Filling : Grind all ingredients together into a smooth creamy paste. Spread this on top of the base layer. Freeze for 2 hours.
Top layer : Garnish the cake with chopped mangoes, mint sprigs and edible flowers. Release the cheesecake side mould. Cut into pieces and serve quickly as it tends to melt.
Store leftovers in the fridge. And finish them within a day or 2.
SERVES 8 -10
The same recipe can be used to make strawberry, lemon, blueberry or any other no bake cheese cake. Just replace the mango. You may need to adjust the quantities of sweetener based on the sweetness of the fruit!
Go ahead, indulge! Enjoy!