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Not Quite Cherry Ripe Cheesecake

by Hannah Singleton

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Our Not Quite Cherry Ripe Cheesecake might not have real Cherry Ripe in it (because, you know, that sugar thing) but it does somehow manage to taste EXACTLY like one, while being ridiculously healthy.

Guilt-free indulgence, anyone?!

With a rich, chewy chocolate brownie base, a creamy vegan chocolate cheesecake filling and a cherry on top (literally!), it's honestly hard to believe this recipe is sugar free, dairy free and good for your guts!

The good stuff you'll get:

We don't want to exaggerate, but this healthy cheesecake is a total game changer. It's got all the elements of your fave sweet treats but it's made with 100% natural, healthy, gut-lovin' ingredients.

  • Nexba Probiotic Soda: Our new Probiotic Soda range is choc-full of gut-loving probiotics (a billion in each can!) and naturally sugar free Nexba blend, making these sodas the healthiest bubbles on the block.
  • Oats: Oats are one of the healthiest grains you can eat. They contain loads of fibre for your gut and are a great source of protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
  • Almond meal: Almond meal is a gluten free flour made from ground almonds, so it's a great source of fibre, protein, magnesium and Vitamin E.
  • Coconut: Coconut is a source of the good fats our bodies need to give us energy. Good fats are also a big "yes!" for get-up-and-glow skin.


  • Cashews: Cashews are rich in vitamins and minerals like selenium, magnesium and iron.
  • Cherries: Cherries are delicious sweet bites that are jam-packed with nutrients. They're a good source of Vitamin C (essential for immunity), fibre and potassium. Plus, they’re stacked with anti-oxidants and contain anti-inflammatory properties which promote overall health and wellbeing. Fun fact: Cherries contain melatonin which can help to improve sleep quality. Cake before bed, anyone?!
  • Gelatin: Gelatin is our new obsession. It can heal your gut wall, is packed with collagen which is amazing for your hair, skin and nails, helps your liver detox, reduces cellulite and wrinkles, boosts metabolism and can even help with insomnia. Is there nothing this stuff can't do?

Not Quite Cherry Ripe Cheesecake Recipe

Prep time 30min | Cook time 10min | Setting time 8 hours Serves 10


Brownie Base

  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Chocolate layer

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 3-4 tbsp filtered water
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup fresh pitted cherries, cut in half for garnish

Cherry Jelly Layer


  1. Combine all ingredients for the brownie base in a mixing bowl, mix well.
  2. Press into the base of a greased and lined square spring form cake tin and set aside while you prepare the chocolate layer.
  3. Combine all ingredients for the chocolate layer in a high-power blender, blend until smooth and creamy (this takes a few minutes).
  4. Arrange fresh halved cherries around the outside of the cake tin.
  5. Spoon chocolate filling on top of the base and place in the freezer for 4-5 hours or until firm.
  6. Prepare the cherry jelly. Combine cherries and Nexba Cherry Cola Probiotic Soda in saucepan. Cover and simmer over medium heat for approx. 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
  8. Strain and discard any solids, only reserving the liquid. Add powdered gelatin to the liquid and stir until completely dissolved.
  9. Set aside and cool for 15 minutes.
  10. Pour jelly on top of the chocolate cheesecake and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Serve with a drizzle of melted chocolate and additional fresh cherries!

Note: You can keep this cheesecake in the fridge for 4-5 days, but it's best enjoyed fresh.

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Hannah Singleton
Hannah Singleton



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