Strawberry Kefir Cheesecake THM S

I love kefir. I love the benefits of kefir. My kids love kefir – they fight me for it! My husband on the other hand hates it!  I decided to try to dress up the kefir in a way that he would love!  Behold, the strawberry kefir cheesecake! This cheesecake has a rich chocolatey crust topped with a luscious strawberry filling.  This is a great recipe if you have let your kefir sit on the counter too long too!  You will need kefir cheese for this recipe, so it does take some planning ahead. The whole family devoured this cheesecake and didn’t even know all the goodness hiding in there! It is a decadent, Trim Healthy Mama S, low carb, & Keto compatible desert that you can feel good about eating on the inside and out!

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Strawberry Kefir Cheesecake
You will need to strain the whey out of the kefir for this recipe. Line a plastic strainer with coffee filters, and place over a plastic or glass mixing bowl. Pour a quart jar of double fermented kefir into the lined strainer, allow to sit until the kefir is separated and forms a thick creamy kefir cheese. Don’t through out the whey! Save the liquid gold for this recipe. Livin’ on a Prayer Breadmaker Bread
Chocolate Crust
2 cups of almond flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp of butter
1 egg
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ c swerve or THM gentle sweet
Line a spring form pan with parchment paper. Melt the butter, combine with the remaining ingredients. Press into a round pie pan and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely.

For the filling
5 tbsp cool water
5 tbsp boiled water
2 tbsp gelatin
1 1/2 cup kefir cheese
16 oz softened cream cheese
2 tbsp gentle sweet
Dash( or two of vanilla)

Soften the gelatin in the cool water. Then start mixing the softened cream cheese and the kefir cheese in your mixer, add in the gentle sweet and the vanilla. Add the boiled water to the gelatin to completely dissolve. When the gelatin is cool , add to the cheese mixture and whip.
To add a strawberry swirl: I divided the cream cheese mixture in half. Poured the first half on top of my cooled crust. To the second half I added some trim belly jelly (from the THM cookbook) to taste, and layered it on top. To add the swirl I dolloped trim belly jelly and swirled with a knife. OR, you could just top with sliced strawberries and 85% chocolate shavings. Refrigerate until it sets up, and then enjoy

Published by livelovesisters

We are two sisters who grew up in the Mid-West. We have a passion for natural living and home making.

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