When we think of therapy we often think of medications, but food can be therapeutic too. Nikki Heyder shows us how to make a delicious, low fat cheesecake that’s high in calcium to help prevent osteoporosis. Why not make this delicious treat work hard for your health?
1 ½ cups almond meal
½ cup crushed calcium-fortified muesli
1 tablespoon canola oil
110g reduced-fat cream cheese
2 cups light ricotta
½ cup non-fat plain yoghurt
1/3 cup corn starch
2 large eggs
3 large egg whites (yolks discarded) 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ teaspoon salt Berries (fresh or frozen and thawed)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Combine the almond meal, muesli and canola oil and press flat into greased cake tin (or individual ramekins for single serves).
Mix cream cheese, ricotta and yoghurt in a bowl.
Add corn starch and the two eggs (with yolk).
Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until they form soft peaks.
Fold egg whites carefully through the cheesecake mix.
Add lemon zest, juice and salt to mixture and stir well, then pour mixture into tin on top of crust.
Bake in oven for 45 – 55 minutes.
Leave to cool for 10 minutes, top with berries and serve