KETO CHOCOLATE AND PB CHEESECAKE (HEART HEALTHY)
This Keto Chocolate and PB Cheesecake is delicious and without cheese!
In 1997, I co-hosted a TV show called Simply Wine and Cheese with our late Canadian icon, Al Waxman. Al played the police chief on the TV drama, Cagney and Lacy. Waxman also played Bruch Cutler, Gotti’s lawyer in the movie called Gotti with Armand Assante. I landed this co-hosting spot because I was, at the time, specializing in Canadian cheese. I had already written a cookbook on Canadian wine and cheese. Suffice to say, I’m a cheese-hound.
I’ve come to love vegan cheeses made from nuts. They are loaded with healthy fats. So good for the heart! I also love both savory and sweet cheesecakes. I decided to make a “Heart Healthy Keto Low-Carb Chocolate and PB Cheesecake.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO CHOCOLATE AND PB CHEESECAKE?
The Keto Chocolate and PB Cheesecake is prepared with raw cashews. The raw cashews we buy have been heat-treated and so are not really raw and are safe to eat. Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese — nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO CHOCOLATE AND PB CHEESECAKE?
The predominant taste sensation of this Keto Low-Carb Chocolate and PB Cheesecake is fattiness from the cashew-based filling. This cheesecake is rich and dense. A small piece will suffice.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO CHOCOLATE AND PB CHEESECAKE?
With the main taste sensations of this Keto Chocolate and PB Cheesecake being fattiness (good fat from the cashews) and sweetness (sweeteners), you need a wine with richness, heaviness, and sweetness to match. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up your carbs on a glass of wine. Why add the extra carbs to your meal when you can find zero carb wines! You have a couple of options:
- Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish. Enjoy your wine the way you like it.
- If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to complement the sweetness in the dessert. Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to your glass of wine. Choose a white like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet. So they taste great with the added sweetener. The wine’s sweetness will harmonize with the dessert sweetness.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT KETO LOW-CARB RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
OMG, the Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker is the BEST appliance I’ve bought for myself to support my Keto diet. I stand behind this product 100%. I eat healthy high protein, sugar-free ice cream every night. I experiment with different ingredient combinations all the time. I purchased 5 additional containers so that I can make a week’s worth of ice cream at one time. I’ve made ice cream with cottage cheese and almond milk with protein powder; tofu with almond milk and protein powder; fat-free plain yogurt with almond milk and sugar-free jello and more! The machine shaves frozen pints perfectly with its one-touch programs.. You can prepare ice cream, sorbet, gelato, milkshake, smoothie bowl, lite ice cream and more. Prep your base, freeze overnight, process, and enjoy!
Sometimes it takes more than one spin to get your desired texture. Select the re-spin function if, after processing, you want your processed treat softer and creamier. This unit is ONLY compatible with the Ninja CREAMi NC299 and NC300 pint accessories. It will NOT fit the NC100, NC200 or NC500 Series pints.
With the Ninja CREAMi you can enjoy healthy treats that taste just as good as regular ice cream loaded in bad saturated fat, sugar, and preservatives.