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Overnight avocado, coconut and lemon ‘cheesecake’ (for breakfast, or dessert).

My new recipe creations are typically the result of a collection of left overs or a small number of ingredients in my fridge that need eating. I really hate waste and rarely throw food out. Most days on my morning walk I think about what I have in my fridge and then create a new combination out of those ingredients – other days I am fortunate to find inspiration from Instagram or Facebook, which is exactly what happened in this very instance, when I gratuitously stumbled across a photo of an avocado, coconut and lemon dish (thanks Crystal!) whilst wondering what on earth I would do with the abundance of avocados going steadily ripe…and a half can of coconut milk that needed to be eaten. Bingo!

Overnight avocado, coconut and lemon ‘cheesecake’.
Serves 1 and is best made the night before or at least 30 minutes before eating.

For the crust (which is optional, unless like me you are addicted to a certain crunch factor), into your blender throw:
1 heaped teaspoon cacao nibs
1 small handful walnuts
1 dessert spoon coconut flakes
1 fresh medjool date

Blend until you reach your desired consistency. Mine is quite fine in this photo, next time I’ll leave it crunchy for optimum consistency. Pop this into the base of your glass or dish.

For the ‘mousse’
1/3 large or 1/2 small avocado
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 banana
1 tablespoon 100% whey protein powder (optional)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon greek or natural yoghurt
1.5-2 tablespoons lemon juice (or 5 teaspoons!)
1 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour over your base and leave in the fridge overnight or on the bench for 30 minutes to allow the chia seeds to soften. Grab a teaspoon and go for your life!

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Pru #

    Cheesecake for breakfast! Why yes Amy I think I shall – clever clogs you are xx

    July 9, 2013
    • Oh you make me smile lady, you really do! I love your ‘clever clogs’! Hope all is well up there, when are you coming south my friend? x

      July 9, 2013
  2. Nic - A Spectacular Life #

    Definitely doing this tonight! Thanks Amy!

    July 9, 2013
    • Bring on the photo proof please! (or at least your feedback, I’m the only person I know who has eaten this dish…it’s mild in flavour but very yum..I think!).

      July 9, 2013
  3. Oh wow this looks divine!

    September 20, 2013
  4. claire #

    I went hunting for this after seeing it on your intagram… look forward to trying it… is there an alternative to the Greek/natural yoghurt or can you just leave it out? Thanks!

    October 28, 2013

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