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Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Bites

February 14th 2018 / Christine Bailey / 0 comment

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This recipe from award-winning nutritionist Christine Bailey's latest book is a healthy, low-sugar snack that would make a perfect treat for your loved one this Valentine's Day

"A wonderful alternative to an ice-cream dessert! These creamy frozen nuggets are light and fruity and perfect if you are craving pudding. Freeze-dried berries provide a colourful topping to these bites" says Christine of this recipe taken from her new book Energy Bites: High-Protein, No-Bake Bliss Balls to Make & Give.

Makes 10

Per bite: 108 Kcal, 8.6g Fat (saturates 6.6g), 4.9g Carbs, 0.8g Sugars, 1.9g Protein

Ingredients

100g cream cheese

Zest of 1 lemon

1 tbsp xylitol or granulated stevia, to taste

1 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries (optional)

60g fresh raspberries

60g desiccated coconut or vanilla or berry protein powder

Decoration

30g desiccated coconut

1 tbsp freeze-dried berries, crushed

50g dark chocolate

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Method

1. Place the cream cheese, lemon zest, xylitol or stevia, raspberries and coconut or protein powder in a food processor and blend until smooth. Spoon into a bowl and freeze for 1–2 hours until firm.

2. Place the coconut and crushed freeze-dried berries on a plate. Take bite-sized pieces of the frozen mixture and roll into balls. Roll in the coconut mixture and place on a sheet of greaseproof paper.

3. Heat the dark chocolate in a glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water and stir until melted. Transfer the chocolate to a squirty plastic bottle or use a spoon and drizzle the chocolate over the tops of the balls to decorate.

4. Place the bites in the freezer until required. Eat straight from the freezer.

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Recipe taken from Energy Bites: High-Protein, No-Bake Bliss Balls to Make & Give by Christine Bailey, out now.

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