Coconut Lime Cheesecake

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This Coconut Lime Cheesecake is absolutely delicious! It is so easy to prepare and requires no baking with brain-healthy walnuts that are so good for you!

Coconut Lime Cheesecake

 

Here in Florida, it is very hot, I mean real hot! I have been wanting more fruits and smoothies lately. I recently bought lots of berries and cherries and you know that berries don’t last very long, so I decided to freeze some to use later for my smoothies, I decided to add some frozen fruits as decorations on my Coconut Lime Cheesecake. I have been seeing these frozen fruits being used as garnishes for quite awhile and I have been meaning to try them. I must say that I’m was quite happy with the results, so happy I jumped on the bandwagon, hehehe!

I do love to put fruits on my cheesecakes, just like my delicious  Mango Cheesecake RecipeI added an avocado to the cheesecake to give it a pretty green color but you can also substitute with about 1 teaspoon of spirulina, moringa or any green powder you prefer.

Coconut Lime Cheesecake

 

For this coconut lime cheesecake, I decided to use walnuts instead of cashews. For one, cashews are much more expensive! I have been researching lately about foods that are great for brain health after recently having to do some continuing education courses for my registered nursing license renewal.  One of the courses I took was Frontotemporal Degeneration.

Frontotemporal Degeneration refers to a group disorders caused by progressive nerve cell damage, which leads to loss of function in the brain’s frontal lobe. Progressive decline in behavior and or language is manifested. There are changes in personality, emotions, problems with speech.

The prognosis for people with Frontotemporal Degeneration is poor, it worsens progressively over the course of several years. Patients will eventually need advanced supervision and care. The average duration of the disease is about 6-10 years with an onset from 45-64 years of age. As the patient becomes more debilitated, they are more susceptible to infections and falls. The most common cause of death is pneumonia.

Walnuts are very beneficial for brain health, they are actually the best nuts for the brain. They are a great source of DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid. DHA has been shown to improve cognitive functions in adults, preventing dementia or slowing down the process. Research showed that eating a handful of walnuts daily could help prevent brain disease.

 

Ingredients

For: 12

Instructions

    For the Crust
    1. Line a 7 or 8-inch round springform pan with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. In a food process, add dates, walnuts, vanilla, and salt. Process until mixture is crumbly. Press mixture evenly on the base and sides of springform pan and transfer to refrigerator while filling is being prepared.
    For the filling
    1. Into a high-speed blender, add coconut milk, avocados, soaked walnuts, maple syrup, coconut oil, lime juice and zest. Process until smooth and creamy!
    2. Remove springform pan from the refrigerator, pour filling over the base. Using a spatula smooth top. Transfer cheesecake to the freezer and allow to set in 2 hours.
    3. Remove from freezer, using a knife run around the edges to loosen cheesecake from pan. Transfer cheesecake to a serving platter and garnish with lime slices and frozen fruits.

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