Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Great recipe from OMG Paleo! Enjoy!

If you’re wondering if you should make this, well, you should. It made my non-paleo friends even happy. That’s how you know you’ve done something right.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients
For the crust
1 cup almond butter
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
⅔ cup walnuts
1 heaping tablespoon Coconut Cream Concentrate or homemade coconut butter
1 heaping tablespoon raw honey
pinch of salt
For the filling
1.5 cups roasted, unsalted cashews
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup raw honey
2-3 tablespoon lemon juice
5-6 tablespoons canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the topping
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of salt

Instructions
Let’s first make the crust!! Add walnuts to your food processor and blend until you get a meal, almost a walnut butter. Then add the rest of your crust ingredients and blend until well combined.
Add crust mixture to an 8×8 glass baking dish lined with saran wrap, press down until evenly distributed and smooth on the top.
Wipe out the inside of your food processor, no need to scrub, then add your cashews and blend until you begin to get a clumpy mess.
Then add your coconut oil, lemon juice, vanilla extract and honey and puree until well combined.
And lastly, add your coconut milk, 1 tablespoon at a time to break down the cashews completely. I used about 5 or 6 tablespoons for mine until the cashews became this soupy paste.
Pour your filling onto the crust and use a knife or spoon to spread mixture throughout the entire pan, covering the crust, then place in the freezer for about 1-2 hours or until completely hard.
When you cheesecake is almost hardened, add all topping ingredients to a food processor and mix until smooth and silky.
Smooth out on top of your cheesecake.
Place it freezer for about 30 minutes until everything has set.
Cut cheesecake into cheesecake slices like I did OR bars, any size you want. The saran wrap will help you pull them out without destroying their gorgeous looks. Just pull on the side of the saran wrap and it will pop right out.
Eat. Eat and remember how wonderful it is to be paleo.
PALEO IS AWESOME!

Tuesday’s All Level and Beginner Classes

Skill:

Run 800 meters
Rest 3 minutes
Run 400 meters
Rest 2 minutes
Run 200 meters
Rest 1 minute
Run 100 meters

Record the total time including the 6 minutes of rest.

WOD:

75 wall ball shots (20#/14# for women) and 75 burpees

Divide the reps anyway you want.

You can start on either the burpees or the wall ball shots.

Switch back and forth anyway, just get it done.

Intermediate Class (Icee’s WOD for choosing the correct answer to last week’s blog post)

Skill: review the WOD movements

WOD:

10-8-6-4-2 reps of:

Barbell Complex (95#/63# for women)
Burpee box jump overs

1 barbell complex is: 1 clean, 3 hang power cleans, 2 push jerks.

So in the first round of 10 barbell complexes, you would do 1 clean, 3 hpc, 2 push jerks a total of 10 times

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