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Friday, 29 June 2018

Cheesecake with Blueberries : A Low Carb Summer Delight



This recipe is from Anne Aobadia at Diet Doctor. She says, making a perfect low carb/keto cheesecake is easier than you think. This one is both sugar and gluten-free, yet still tastes great! Enjoy rich and comforting creaminess, topped with juicy fresh blueberries. Yum!

Ingredients:
12 Servings
4g carb per serving
Crust
1¼ cups (300ml) almond flour
2 oz. (50g) butter
2 tablespoons erythritol
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Filling
11⁄3 lbs (600g) cream cheese
½ cup (125ml) heavy (double) whipping cream or crème fraîche
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon erythritol (optional)
1 teaspoon lemon, zest
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 oz. (50g) fresh blueberries (optional) 
Recipe instructions
are here


Blueberries, not only are they delicious and nutritious but they also have one of the highest antioxidant levels amongst all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings.

Blueberries are low in carbs and therefore do not have a significant impact on blood glucose levels, making them a good choice for diabetics.


Blueberries can also be frozen without reducing any of their antioxidant properties or delicate structure. So pick up those on offer in the supermarket and get them in the freezer ... now that's a good idea!

We bring a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas to this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

40 comments:

Tom said...

...cool and refreshing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Will be referring to this in spring ☺ love blueberries. I read today that goji berries are not good for us, is this true Jan?

roughterrain crane said...

What a coincidence. I have just got a bag of blueberries this evening.

Christine said...

This looks delicious!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


mmmmmmmmmm

eileeninmd said...

Hello, cheesecake is delicious and I love blueberries. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Teresa said...

Tiene que estar riquísima. Un beso.

Debbie said...

awwww, it's blueberry season here and this looks really good!!

Pam Jackson said...

I have never tried that sweetener before but I have to be so careful with ones I do use because I either get a headache or they don't play pretty with my Fibromyalgia. Right now I am using Stevia that seems to be doing ok. I tried baking with it however and was disappointed cause it just did not produce the sweet I wanted. Your pie looks yummy however.

Carol Blackburn said...

Absolutely need t try this recipe as I just love cheese cake.

William Kendall said...

If I had to pick a favourite fruit, it's blueberry.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This sounds delicious. I've made something similar before. I LOVE blueberries!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great! Hugs, Valerie

Gloria Baker said...

looks delicious Jan!

Mary Kirkland said...

You had me at cheesecake. lol

DUTA said...

Cheese cake, sugar and glutten free, with blueberries - it can't go wrong. It's a wonderful treat!

carol l mckenna said...

Yummy! love blueberries ~

Happy Day to you,
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Out on the prairie said...

a rather tart tart

Lowcarb team member said...

PerthDailyPhoto said:
" Will be referring to this in spring ☺ love blueberries. I read today that goji berries are not good for us, is this true Jan?"

Hello Grace, many thanks for your comment and question.
Care needs to be taken with goji berries ...

Goji Berries: Health Benefits and Side Effects

Have you been wondering about the health benefits of goji berries and goji juice? Some claim that the goji berry is a fountain of youth.
But does it really live up to those claims? And do dried goji berries have side effects? Here are answers to your questions.

What Is a Goji Berry?
The goji berry, also called the wolfberry, is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that's native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been eaten for generations in the hope of living longer.

Over time, people have used goji berries to try to treat many common health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems. Goji berries are eaten raw, cooked, or dried (like raisins) and are used in herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines.

What Are the Benefits of Goji Berries?
Goji berries are rich in nutrients.
Some studies using goji berry juice found possible benefits that included a feeling of well being and calmness, better athletic performance and quality of sleep, and weight loss. But those were preliminary studies that need to be repeated before drawing conclusions. Many berries are good for you. It's not clear if goji berries are better than other types of berries, or if goji berry supplements would have the same health benefits as the actual berries.

Do Goji Berries Have Side Effects?
Goji berries could interact with some drugs. If you take warfarin (a blood thinner), you may want to avoid goji berries. Goji berries may also interact with diabetes drugs and blood pressure drugs, so talk with your doctor first.

Otherwise, it's probably safe to eat goji berries in moderation.
Before taking diet supplements, let your doctor know.

These words above from here
https://www.webmd.com/diet/goji-berries-health-benefits-and-side-effects

Hope this may be helpful

All the best Jan

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, this looks so pretty and delicious! Thank you for the recipe - going to try this! Hope you have a lovely weekend! xo Karen

Elephant's Child said...

Love the ingenuity which ensures that low carb doesn't mean treat free.

John M said...

I didn't know blueberries could be frozen and keep the fresh quality.

Jan (JFM) said...

This one sure gets my vote for the yummm factor!!!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, Jan!! This looks amazing and cheesecake and blueberries are my two favorite things! Off to pin this one, because I think I could really make it!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh this looks yummy. Thanks for the information on blueberries, I love them.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Yummm, looks delicious xx

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like that this cheesecake is also gluten-free! I also love blueberries and buy them weekly--they are worth it!

Louca por porcelana said...

It looks delicious!Hugs!

Lorrie said...

Fresh blueberries are such a treat. I'm looking forward to making a cheesecake of some sort and topping it with fresh ones from our garden. I'd share if I could!

happyone said...

Love cheesecake with blueberries on it.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

That is one thing I have never made..

orvokki said...

Looks very delicious.

Martha said...

I love cheesecake with blueberries!

laurie said...

what a beautiful treat,,

Terri said...

I just bought ingredients to try a LC cheesecake. It's a little different from this one in that it calls for sugar free lime or lemon jello, but it just looks so yummy in the pics, doesn't it?
Have a great weekend!

Amy Purdy said...

That looks so good. I recently restarted my efforts to be low carb and this will be perfect for a dessert night.

Conniecrafter said...

MMMM does that sound delicious!! We found some wild blueberries in the frozen section and they are smaller than the regular ones, I like to use those in my baking.

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy! I want some right now! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!

Phil Slade said...

Oh Yes!. can't miss that. My second pud this evening Jan. You really do spoil us with these recipes.

Lisa said...

Cheesecake is one of my most favourite things. In fact I could eat it right now for breakfast!
Lisa x