Low-Carb Lime Cheesecake {Vegan}

Are you ready for this??? Never before have I published a recipe on Pretty Pies like this. This is UNPRECEDENTED… And I’m SO excited about it! Ultra LOW Carb Vegan Cheesecake!

Low Carb Lime Vegan Cheesecake | Pretty Pies

If you follow Pretty Pies on Facebook or Insta, you might have seen the sneak peek I posted a few days ago. I couldn’t wait to share! I made a vegan cheesecake without ANY SUGAR!! {Insert all the shocked face emojis lol!} All the irresistible textures, flavors and sweetness you and I love, but NO maple syrup, NO dates, nada.

And as always, no dairy, gluten, grains, soy, or baking involved! Healthy, whole-food ingredients you can feel good about.

Low Carb Lime Vegan Cheesecake

It has the same deliciousness as my other cheesecakes, but without the carbs. Bursting with fresh lime flavor and the smooth, ultra thick denseness that I can’t get enough of in vegan cheesecakes. (That’s why I fell in love with them in the first place!) I adapted one of my all time favorite Pretty Pies: Paleo & Vegan Key Lime Cheesecake. 

Just like my other cheesecake recipes, it’s made with cashew cream! #obsessed. Plus this one gets extra creaminess from coconut cream and (surprise!) avocado frosting! Lots of healthy fats for a rich decadent cake, but none of the sugar. Too good to be true? It’s real, y’all. And I’m in love.




 

Low Carb Lime Vegan CheesecakeLOW CARB CHEESECAKE!?? How did I do it??

Meet my favorite little friend, Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme Stevia Drops! Have you tried this stuff? It’s delicious! And it’s pure extract with no fillers, additives or other weird stuff. A little goes a long way. Less than 1 teaspoon sweetens an entire cheesecake. I also added a pinch of Pure Stevia Powder.

I’ve tried many different brands of stevia, but Sweet Leaf is by far my favorite. The taste really pairs well with tangy things like Greek yogurt, and of course, cheesecake–especially lime cheesecake (double tang)!

Low Carb Lime Vegan Cheesecake

WHY low carb/no sugar??

So here’s the honest truth behind this recipe. I’ve been struggling with my health for almost three years now.

It’s a long story, but my digestion got majorly messed up somehow and has affected my entire body, my entire life. It’s been a long battle to win back my health. I desperately want to feel well again! (I’m too young for this, haha.)

I gave up *refined* sugar many years ago, but for the most part I still ate a high carb diet. But as  part of my new gut health protocol, I had to give up SUGAR…in ALL its forms (even fruit! Gasp!).

For six weeks, I’m doing a strict diet that combines Paleo, Low-FODMAP, and Keto, which restricts sugar to 15 grams a day (basically ONLY carbs from veggies). Not ideal for a DESSERT BLOGGER, lol! SO… I had to adapt! Stevia is my solution! So that’s the story… in progress. 🙂

Low Carb Lime Vegan Cheesecake

Love LIME flavored desserts like I do? Then be sure to check out my Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Lime Pie and Blueberry Lime Cheesecake!

Do you want to see more low carb recipes? Let me know! 





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Low-Carb Lime Cheesecake {Vegan}
No baking, no dairy, and NO SUGAR, but all the delicious lime cheesecake flavor you crave!
Low Carb Lime Cheesecake | Pretty Pies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup + 1-2 Tbs water
  • 3 Tbs coconut oil melted
Lime Cheesecake Filling:
  • 2 cups cashews
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Zest and juice from 2 large limes 1/3 cup juice + 2T zest
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and warm
  • 3/4 tsp Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme Stevia Drops to taste
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract I used alcohol free
  • Pinch of pure stevia extract powder optional, about 1/32 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp coriander optional
Vibrant Green Frosting:
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 3 Tbs coconut oil melted and warm
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract I used alcohol free
  • 1/4 tsp Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme Stevia Drops
  • 1 1/2 tsp lime juice
Garnish:
  • extra zest, fresh fruit, coconut shreds, or coconut whipped cream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup + 1-2 Tbs water
  • 3 Tbs coconut oil melted
Lime Cheesecake Filling:
  • 2 cups cashews
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Zest and juice from 2 large limes 1/3 cup juice + 2T zest
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted and warm
  • 3/4 tsp Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme Stevia Drops to taste
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract I used alcohol free
  • Pinch of pure stevia extract powder optional, about 1/32 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp coriander optional
Vibrant Green Frosting:
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 3 Tbs coconut oil melted and warm
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract I used alcohol free
  • 1/4 tsp Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme Stevia Drops
  • 1 1/2 tsp lime juice
Garnish:
  • extra zest, fresh fruit, coconut shreds, or coconut whipped cream
Low Carb Lime Cheesecake | Pretty Pies
Instructions
To make the crust:
  1. Add coconut flour to a medium bowl.
  2. In a measuring cup, combine melted coconut oil and water.
  3. Pour wet mixture over flour and stir well to combine. Add a splash or two of water if it's too dry.
  4. Press into a parchment lined springform (cheesecake pan) I used a small (7") pan. If your pan is larger, the cheesecake will be shorter/flatter.
To make the filling:
  1. Soak cashews in a bowl of fresh water for a minimum of 6 hours (I soak overnight). Drain, rinse and place in a food processor and blend until completely broken down.b
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend well. (Optional, but pretty: reserve a pinch of zest to pulse in at the end if you want some lovely green flecks throughout).
  3. Taste and adjust for sweetness and tang, adding tiny amounts of extra stevia, or extra zest for more lime flavor.
  4. Pour cream over crust and set in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours to solidify.
To make the avocado frosting:
  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and silky. Taste and adjust.
  2. Spread on top of cheesecake, garnish with fruit, extra zest (or whatever you want!) and refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.
Recipe Notes

I recommend Sweet Leaf brand stevia drops! Tastes great! I also use Bulk Supplements Stevia Extract powder. No fillers!!

Keep refrigerated. It's super delish to pop your slice in the freezer for about 20 minutes before eating it. That's my FAVORITE way to eat it!

This can also be frozen, but the avocado may brown. Not so pretty, but it still tastes good once it's thawed. But the thawing process can take a long time.

If you make this recipe, I'd love to hear what you think! Tag me on Insta @emily.likes.food and hashtag #prettypies so I can see your delicious creations =D Enjoy!!

Low Carb Lime Cheesecake | Pretty Pies

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