Almost everyday someone Aveda Ambassador Elyse Knowles about her daily eating habits and how she manages to find balance in her life thanks to a sweet tooth.
“My day to day eating habits include plenty of healthy, natural foods” says Elyse. “I love to eat organic ingredients as much as possible and buy from local farmers that give me tasty and fresh produce”.
However, we all know balance is important. “I need to be prepared for my sweet tooth,” she says. “I like to prepare a sweet raw treat so I am not persuaded to eat something unhealthy. One of my favourite desserts is a Lemon Curd Cheesecake by my friend ‘A Conscious Collection’. I often make a big batch and leave it in the freezer and pull out a slice when I need a treat. Its also great to take to a friends house, to show that a cheesecake doesn’t have to be unhealthy.”
Lemon Curd Ingredients:
Tart Base Ingredients:
*To make this recipe vegan you can substitute the below items;
3 large free-range eggs: 3 tablespoons of Flaxseeds mixed with 9 tablespoons of water – whisk until it becomes gelatinous
Honey: 4 tablespoons of maple syrup instead