14th November marks World Diabetes Day across many nations. It is also celebrated as Children’s Day in India every year on the birth anniversary of our first Honorable Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. So I am dedicating this post to both combined. These strawberry cheesecake bites are perfect for that dessert craving, without stressing so much about sugar intake.
Celebrating children’s day with healthy and fruit-based treats like strawberry cheesecake bites
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018-2019 is ‘The Family and Diabetes.’ It focuses on the fact that families need to work together to adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent and manage diabetes. This day seeks to raise awareness among families to discover facts about diabetes. Whereas, Children’s Day marks the celebration across India to increase awareness of the rights, care, and education of children. So today’s recipe is an attempt to address both the issues.
“Our food should be our medicine, but let’s try not to make conventional medicines our food. “
Type 2 diabetes, previously known as the adult-onset disease, is on the rise among young children and teens, owing to bad food choices and lack of physical activity. I pay extra attention to not only mine, but also my kids lifestyle. So the best thing I try to do is not to consume anything that is unnaturally or artificially sweet. And also get a minimum of 20 minutes of daily physical strenuous exercise. I encourage my kids to do the same.
I am sharing this strawberry cheesecake bites recipe in an attempt to eliminate white sugar from our lives completely. Hopefully, you like it too. And if you do, please share your experience with others to spread awareness about healthy eating. You can check out my Strawberry cheesecake ice cream recipe here if you’re in the mood for an icy treat.
- 2 Ripe Banana
- 300-400 g Strawberries
- 20 g Cashewnuts/Silken Tofu
- 5-6 Graham Crackers/Nutrichoice Digestive Biscuits
- 5-6 Dark Chocolate Cookies
- 1/2 tsp Lime Juice
- a pinch salt
- In a blending jar, blend ripe banana, strawberries, and pre- soaked cashew nuts/silken tofu. Add minimal salt and lime juice to balance all flavors.
- Once everything is blended nicely, transfer the smooth mixture in a freezer-safe container. Freeze the mixture until completely frozen.
- Crush the graham crackers/digestive biscuits. You can do so by putting them in a ziplock bag, and then using a rolling pin crush the cookies.
- You can also do the same step with dark chocolate cookies. (Optional: You can also use Cacao Powder instead of dark chocolate cookies)
- Take out the container 20-30 minutes before serving. Dip the serving spoon in hot water and scoop out the frozen mixture.
- Roll the scooped out mixture over the crushed cookies. Make sure to coat every piece thoroughly. Do it as quickly as possible to prevent it from melting.
Serve immediately and enjoy!!
- If using cashew nuts instead of tofu, then soak them overnight or 4-5 hours in warm water. It will blend better.