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If you love cheesecake, you have to try this healthy twist on the favorite dessert. It’s made with matcha, which is chock full of antioxidants, and other health-conscious substitutes to traditional cheesecake ingredients, like walnuts and hemp seeds for the vegan-friendly crust. Trust us, these mini matcha cheesecakes taste as good as they look.
For the vegan cheesecake crust:
For the hemp seed matcha cheesecake:
For the chocolate drizzle:
To make the vegan cheesecake crust:
- Put pitted Medjool dates in a blender and blend until they form a mushy ball. Remove dates from the blender and set aside.
- Blend the walnuts and hemp seeds together until they form a grainy texture.
- Add in the dates and blend until evenly incorporated. The mixture should stick together when you pinch it.
- Spread a tablespoon of the crust mixture into the bottom of a muffin tin to form the crusts. Set aside.
To make the hemp seed matcha cheesecake:
- Blend all of the cheesecake ingredients until they form a creamy consistency.
- Divide the cheesecake mixture into the muffin tin that’s already lined with the crust.
- Cover the tin with plastic wrap and freeze for four hours.
To make the chocolate drizzle:
- Once cheesecakes are cooled, melt all the ingredients together.
- Drizzle over the hemp seed matcha cheesecakes, let cool and serve.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also want to read about these three granola recipes.
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