In the mood for a healthy treat that will leave you and your guests wanting to lick the plate?


Try this:

Mango-gooseberry Cheesecake

Celebrate the cape gooseberry as one of the world’s top superfoods with this delicious Rawlicious cheesecake. Gooseberries grow like weeds in South Africa and are high in phosphorous, vitamins A,C,B1,B2 and are one of the highest known sources of B6.

For the base:

1 cup almonds, soaked for 2 hours

1 cup pecans, soaked for 2 hours

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Seeds of 1 vanilla pod

¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt

2 teaspoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons cacao powder

Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until finely chopped. Press into the base of a springform cake tin, puncture holes in the base using a fork and put it into the fridge while you make the filling.

For the filling:

2 cups cashew nuts

1 cup macadamia nuts

1 cup coconut oil

½ cup agave

¼ cup lemon juice

1-2 mangoes

Seeds of 2 vanilla pods

For the topping:

6 granadillas

1 cup raspberries

¼ cup agave

Blend all the ingredients for the filling together in a power blender until smooth. Make a double batch if you want a really tall cake. Pour the filling over the base. Make a granadilla topping by putting the granadillas into a bowl with agave nectar. Strain the excess liquid off the granadillas and pour over the filling. Decorate with gooseberries and raspberries. Refrigerate overnight or place in the freezer to set

Recipe courtesy of Rawlicious:Recipes for radiant health by Peter and Beryn Daniel