Zain’s Cheesecake Spread

I brought this mess of a dessert to a friend’s place for a party not so long ago.  She is so used to seeing my perfectly crafted desserts, that she was a little surprised at the site of this heaping plate of strawberry-raspberry coulis covered mush.

Her face was priceless.  She was like dude, are you serious?

Then she took a bite. A second later, she looked like she got shot in the a$$ by cupid himself.  I have had to make this dip for every one of her parties since.

Cheesecake lovers, this one’s for you.

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Fat Free Cream Cheese (softened)

3/4 Cup Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt

1/2 Tbsp Cacao Butter OR Coconut Butter

1/4 Cup White Cannelli Beans

1 Tsp Natural Vanilla Extract

1 Vanilla Pod (optional)

1-3 Tsp Vanilla Creme Liquid Stevia OR 11/2 Tbsp Raw Honey OR Sweetener of your choice

1 Scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder OR Vanilla Whey (optional)

Strawberry-Raspberry Coulis

1 Cup Organic Fresh or Frozen Strawberries

1 Cup Organic Fresh or Frozen Raspberries

1 Tbsp Natural Strawberry Jam

1 Tbsp Natural Raspberry Jam

1/4 Cup Water

1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar OR 2 Packets Stevia OR Sweetener of your choice (I don’t use a sweetener)

Directions:

1. Bring a sauce pan with water to boil over low heat, add strawberry and raspberry jam and sweetener of your choice.  Simmer for 3-5 minutes then add fresh or frozen strawberries and raspberries.  Allow to cook for another 3-5 minutes on low heat, remove from heat and chill in fridge.

2. Meanwhile, mash all ingredients for cheesecake spread in a bowl until completely combined. You can use a food processor if you want as well.

3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

4. When ready to serve, top with chilled coulis.

*Serve with your choice of fruits or healthy whole grain breads or crackers.

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