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Chef Ray: No-Bake Cheesecake

Who doesn’t love a nice and easy cheesecake? This one is delicious and easy to prepare.

From: Covell, Lottie (Jul 2017)  in: HFG Makeover Healthy Food Guide

Serves: 10

  • 200g plain Digestive biscuits
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 75g reduced-fat spread, melted
  • 4 gelatine leaves
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 375g low-fat Greek-style yoghurt
  • 220g Philadelphia extra light cream cheese spread, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder, sifted to dust
  1. In a food processor, place biscuits and blitz to form fine crumbs. Add cinnamon and melted spread, then blitz again.
  2. Line a 20cm loose-bottom cake tin with baking paper. Press biscuit mixture evenly into the bottom, using the back of a wet spoon. Chill in the fridge while you make the topping.
  3. In a small bowl of cold water, soak gelatine for 5 minutes. In a food processor, place banana’s, maple syrup, vanilla bean paste, yoghurt and cream cheese. Blitz until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Drain the soaked gelatine, then mix with 3 tablespoons boiling water until smooth and pour into cream cheese mixture. Mix well, then pour over chilled biscuit base. Return to fridge and chill for at least 12 hours, or overnight.
  5. Dust cheesecake with cocoa powder just before serving.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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