Macadamia nuts are an excellent source of Vitamin A, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folates. They also contain moderate amounts of zinc, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Macadamia contains antioxidants like polyphenols, Amino acids, flavones, and selenium. They are great for thyroid health!

Paleo Italian Lemon Ricotta “Cheese”cake with Blueberry Sauce
Dairy free, gluten free lemon cheesecake made using only real food ingredients. This cheesecake is as close to the real thing that you can get.
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Macadamia Nut Ricotta
  1. For the ricotta I mostly followed Nom Nom Paleo’s recipe, but soaked the nuts overnight and tweaked the amounts of each ingredient to make enough ricotta for the cheesecake.
Here is what I did
  1. 2 1/2 cups of raw macadamia nuts, soaked over night and drained
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. juice from one lemon
  4. 3/4 – 1 cup of water
  5. Process in a food processor slowly adding water and scraping down the sides until creamy and ricotta cheese consistency.
  6. Set oven to 325 degrees.
Ingredients for crust
  1. 2/3 cup coconut flour
  2. 1/4 cup OMGhee melted
  3. 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  4. 1 tsp cinnamon
  5. zest from 1 lemon
  6. pinch of sea salt
Ingredients for Filling
  1. All of the macadamia nut ricotta
  2. 3/4 cup of raw honey melted
  3. 2 TBS coconut flour
  4. 6 eggs
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. zest from a meyer lemon (or regular lemon would work)
  7. 2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla
  8. pinch of salt
  1. For crust: Combine all crust ingredients with a fork, and press onto the bottom of a greased 9 1/2 inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes or until browned. Cool.
  2. Using a standing mixer mix macadamia nut ricotta, honey, and coconut flour until very smooth. Add eggs one at a time incorporating into mix. Add vanilla, cinnamon, lemon zest, and salt. Mix well and pour batter into the crust.
  3. Turn oven down to 300 degrees. Bake in the center of the oven for approx 75-90 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. A knife should come out clean.
  4. Cool cake, cover, and chill.
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