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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Lime and Vanilla Cheesecake : Low Carb and Delicious

Recently on her blog Martha was writing about Florida Keys and Key Lime Pie, Yum! It got me thinking about Lime and Vanilla Cheese-Cake, a low carb, delicious treat you may like to try...

Regular readers will know that I've always had a liking for cheese-cake, and there are some very nice recipe idea's around. This particular one is low carb, just 3.3g carbs per serving. You may find that many recipes, which have a digestive biscuit type base can have 25g carbs per serving / slice so quite a difference, especially if you need to watch your blood sugar numbers, or are trying to watch your weight! Do have a look and see what you think, it's always down to personal choice!


Ingredients
Base
100g melted butter
2 cups Almond meal
1 tbsp Almond butter
Filling
4 Eggs plus 1 egg yolk
500g Cream cheese (regular)
200g Coconut cream
1 tbsp Vanilla essence
3 tbsp Natvia (sweetener of your choice)
4 Limes (juiced)

Instructions
1. Mix butter, almond meal and almond butter together and press into a 25cm spring-form tin, line with baking paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Beat together all filling ingredients until smooth. Pour over cooled base. Bake for 1 hour at 160 degrees, or until firm to touch and browned on top. Best refrigerated overnight and served at room temperature the next day.

Nutrition
Serves: 10 small
Serving size: 1
Calories: 436
Fat: 42.2
Saturated fat: 20.3g
Carbohydrates: 3.3g
Sodium: 256mg
Protein: 11.4g

See original idea from Julia here
Need help with weight and measurement conversion, this may be helpful see here

A lovely tasting dessert, it fits so well into my LCHF menu plans, I do hope you enjoy it.

If you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour.

For example, Ground Almonds/Almond Meal... it is made slightly different than almond flour. Instead of blanching the almonds to remove the skins, the skins on the almonds are kept on. It’s a little bit coarser than almond flour and still bakes the same. For baked goods, perhaps use a super fine ground almond flour but equally almond meal can perform just as well in most recipes, at a reduced cost.

Almond meal may also be known as ground almonds. You can grind almonds using a blender to make your own almond meal, the power of your blender will dictate how fine your almond meal will become.

A serving (1/4 cup or 28 grams) of the almond meal has the same nutrition of almond flour of nearly 160 calories, 6 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fibre. Only 6 total carbs or 3 net carbs per serving.

You can learn more about low carb flours from Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site, she has a very good guide, which you can read here


We bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and 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

37 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds delicious. Martha is a fantastic cook! Valerie

Tom said...

...lime is a refreshing treat.

contempladoraocidental.blogspot.com said...

Very appealing. I love cheesecake!

Martha said...

This recipe sounds fantastic! Thanks for the mention too. :)

Christine said...

Yummy!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I absolutely LOVE limes and I love cheesecake. You can't beat the two together.

linda said...

This sounds amazing.

Jeanie said...

I love lime. It's so refreshing. This sounds delightfully tart and spring-like!

Creations By Cindy said...

On my mercy I wish I had a slice of this right about now with a cup of coffee. YUM! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Elephant's Child said...

that does sound good - and the almond meal base inspired.

bill burke said...

That sounds great, yummy!

CJ Kennedy said...

A slice of Heaven.

mamasmercantile said...

Very nice, one that I will be trying.

Snowbird said...

Daughter would love that! How delicious looking.xxx

JFM said...

Yummmmmmm!!!
I will definitely be trying this recipe...thank you Jan ❤

J.P. Alexander said...

Se ve genial, gracias por la receta de ley lo haré.

William Kendall said...

I would enjoy that.

happyone said...

I love cheesecake and this sounds like delicious.

Lee said...

Oh! Dear! Now I want some of that...badly!!! :)

Himawan Sant said...

Wow ... this must be really delicious and smells good thanks to the lime juice used !.
From here I imagine the fresh taste of lime in the cake.

Have a super week!

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

It looks very appetizing, easy to elaborate, you have to take it very into account.
Best regards.

Jo said...

Oh yum, it looks so delicious. I'm partial to a slice of cheesecake.

aussie aNNie said...

Oh gosh I just indulged in a baked cheesecake and hope it doesn't affect my GORD...xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
Sounds delicious, I love cheesecake.
Have a happy day!

Sue said...

Well you had me at cheesecake! That base looks very interesting, and far better carbs than with the usual digestives! xx

R's Rue said...

Yum

Ygraine said...

Many thanks for this super recipe...cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts!!
I will attempt to make this one as a Sunday treat!!😊😊

Have a fabulous weekend, and stay safe!

Hugs xxx

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Teresa said...

Creo que me encantaría. Besos.

Sami said...

I love cheesecake, will have to try this out soon. Thanks Jan

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Looks like the perfect summer dessert to have handy.

sandy said...

perfect for spring weather - it looks and sounds delicious.

Ananka said...

That looks amazing. I think I could do this :-D

My name is Erika. said...

That sounds like a lovely cheesecake. I'm with you about liking cheesecake, and key lime is yummy!

Rose said...

This sounds delicious...

DVArtist said...

This is mouth watering and I wish I had some right now. LOL

Magic Love Crow said...

I want this right now! LOL! Big Hugs!