Christmas is less than a week away, and we are all undeniably excited! After all, Christmas is universally known as the happiest time of the year; and while many associate this period with the indulgence of the most sinful of foods, who’s to say that Christmas cannot become one of the healthiest times of the year too?
Festive food, whilst known for being extremely rich and often unhealthy, doesn’t have to be for you. There are a million healthy recipes available online, with even options for those who prefer gluten-free or vegetarian meals.
In today’s post, as part of our #supportlocal series, we will be collaborating with Poppy &Co. to serve up something sweet and fuss-free (even for those who can’t cook!), so that you’ll enjoy making this as much as your loved ones will enjoy eating it.
The No Bake Açaí Cheesecake
1 cup almond nuts
10 medjool dates
Honey / agave nectar / water for texture
1 cup softened cashew
100ml coconut cream (vegan) or cream (if you do not like taste of coconut cream)
1/8 cup raw (or to taste, if you prefer it less sweet)
1 tsp vanilla
2 100g Açaí unsweetened packs
1 large ripe banana
3-5 medjool dates (according to desired sweetness)
1 tablespoon coconut cream or cream
(Optional) blend in other frozen sweet fruits that you like ie grapes, pineapple, mango
(Optional) Granola, berries as cake toppings
*Honey and agave nectar can be used as sugar alternatives
Blend all ingredients in food processor until crumbly and sticky; at the same time
Add small amount of choice of honey/agave nectar/water for desired stickiness
Press base into bottom of cake tin (featured here is a 20cm round cake tin)
Soak cashew in water overnight or boil cashew to soften it
Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth and creamy
Pour into the cake tin
Blend all ingredients in blender
Pour into the cake tin
Remove from freezer 45min before serving.
About Poppy & Co.
Poppy & Co. was born with the idea of bringing gourmet food and ingredients from around the world to local markets and one of their signature ranges is their Organic Açaí Berry pulp, which is sourced exclusively from the Amazon forest and exported to Singapore.
For those religious about the purity of their Açaí Berry pulp, rest assured that you can purchase Poppy & Co.‘s açaí without preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers and most importantly, sugar or sweetener. They are all wild harvested organically and sustainably from start to finish. Those who desire a little more sweetness can opt for their own addition of sweeter fruit (i.e. banana, dates and grapes) honey or agave nectar when making raw cakes, smoothies and açaí bowl.
Pasteurized packs are conveniently sold at NTUC Finest, JEM and Sports Hub hypermarts.
This December, enjoy the promotion of getting 2 boxes of 400g Açaí Berry Pulp at $21.90 (Usual Price: $12.90 per box of 400g).