This dessert is a delicious mix of liquorice, sour lingonberry and sweet dates. You wouldn’t necessarily think an avocado could make a filling for a cake, but it can! Here it’s mixed with the lingonberries to create a creamy filling. You can lightly roast the seeds for the base before crushing, so their aromas become stronger.
The cake is surprisingly easy to make, although the amount of the ingredients may appear abundant. The base ingredients are basically just crushed and spread. Then covered by the “smoothie type” filling which then solidifies in the refrigerator, thanks to the coconut oil. You can either use fresh lingonberries or freeze-dried and powder as a mix. Freeze-dried lingonberries bring the lovely colour and add sweetness to the cheesecake.
If you’d like to save the cake for later servings, you can cut it into service size slices, place them into containers and move into a freezer for more extended storage.
Liquorice root has been used for thousands of years due to its sweet taste and health benefits – many of which science has later confirmed. For example, liquorice root in moderation may help with depression, menopause and menstrual / PMS cramps. The liquorice root’s flavonoids can also help with discomfort and inflammation of the digestive system.
Lingonberries are super nutritious and packed with antioxidants that fight against inflammation and diseases!
Lingonberries help the body to replace essential antioxidants, like glutathione – a master antioxidant in our body. They are also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium and flavonoids, type of polyphenol antioxidants, that also gives lingonberries their bright, vibrant colours.
Lingonberries are also an excellent source of fibre, minerals and other healthy trace elements.
Lingonberries are the new superfood and increasingly popular in fat-busting diets. Along with weight control, regular consumption of lingonberries can help you treat urinary tract infections, balance blood sugar levels, keep your oral/mouth healthy and might even prevent the growth of cancer cells.
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