Chocolate Cheesecake Mood Food:

Full of the feel-good romantic brain chemicals’ serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine.
 
Chocolate and cheese both contain the neurotransmitter phenylethylamine, chocolate also contains a host of chemicals that temporarily boost the feel-good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine along with antioxidants that protect the brain from ageing. I’m not recommending this for everyday use but for an occasional healthy home-cooked romantic dinner it’s perfect.

Fills a 20 cm or 8 inch pan.

For the crust:

2 cup raw pecans
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (this is really high in fructose so to be honest is not healthy) you could substitute a quarter cup of the xylitol with just enough water added to make it into syrup or a quarter cup of water sweetened with Stevia to be as sweet as maple syrup.
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
 

For the filling:

2 cups full fat soft cheese, if you’re still thinking that saturated fats in cheese is a risk factor for heart disease you need to update your information that theory has been debunked for several years, don’t fear fats do fear excess carbohydrates; actually you can make this recipe by substituting 2 cups raw cashews (no need to soak them) and it’s a really tasty vegan flan but it’s not a cheesecake, I’ve made vegan cheesecakes and they were delicious as long as you weren’t expecting a cheesecake.
1 cup peeled & diced zucchini
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (again you can substitute xylitol with a little water on it or Stevia/water.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted.
 

Preparation:

Prepare the crust by placing the pecans in a food processor fitted with an S-blade, and grind them into fine meal. Add in the rest of the crust ingredients, and process again until well combined. Line the bottom of an 8-inch spring form pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper, then press the crust evenly into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the freezer to set, while you prepare the filling.
 
In a blender or food processor and blend the zucchini, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt, when blended smoothies and the soft cheese and blend again until a smooth and creamy batter is formed then add the melted coconut oil and blend again to fully incorporate the ingredients into a uniform filling. If you’re substituting cashew nuts for the soft cheese process the raw cashews until they are a fine powder separately first in a high-powered blender.
 
Pour the filling into the frozen pie crust, and allow to set for 8 hours, preferably overnight. Serve directly from the freezer, for best texture.
Please help and support this site. 

Instead of selling the information as an e-book I’m giving you the information first and then asking you to make a donation if you feel that you would have been happy to have bought it as an e-book. If you are unemployed or on a low income keep your money and spend it on your health.
Alternatively you could contribute to this site by helping me with the proofreading. People regularly point out that there’s a large number of errors on my site which I find quite embarrassing, but I’m quite dyslexic and I don’t notice them myself.
 
If you notice spelling and grammatical errors in the text please email me pointing out the page and paragraph of the error, I really appreciate it.
 

What I Treat

I treat and coach people with mental health problems at my London clinic and via Skype how to use natural remedies, diet, brain training meditations, sleep and specific physical exercises to treat the health of the brain for mental health problems including:
  • bipolar syndrome,
  • depression,
  • anxiety,
  • addiction, panic disorder OCD and PTSD
I teach meditation brain training classes both  one-to-one and in small groups to rewire the brain and treat mental health problems.  I also see clints for cognitive hypnotherapy and NLP amygdala reprogramming or exposure therapy to treat anxiety spectrum disorders.
I regret that at this time do not treat psychotic conditions including schizophrenia at this time. 

I Specialise in the treatment of digestive health problems:
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • SIBO  (which can be the cause of  60% of IBS)
  • Bloating, constipation etc.
To book an appointment for the above conditions at my London clinic call my clinic reception ,
tobook a Skype appointment do not call my clinic  email me directly

For Costs and Fees click here
 
To make an appointment at my London clinic (not for Skype appointments) call my reception:
020 7631 0156
To make a Skype appointment do not call my clinic, email me 
Email:

info@balancingbrainchemistry.co.uk
 

Mobile phone 07941 331 329
 
My other site: underdevelopment
www.petersmithuk.com
 © PeterSmithUK.com –Holistic Medicine Consultant-
 
For a more information on my practice and a list of conditions I treat click here About My Practice 
Over the years I’ve trained in Nutritional /naturopathic medicine, Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP, body-centred psychotherapy, Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Bicom resonance therapy, meditation and Kundalini yoga, in the past I specialised in digestive health problems including IBS, bloating, candida, parasites, constipation, Heavy metal detoxification and chronic fatigue syndrome including adrenal exhaustion. I practice at the Hale Clinic (central London) and via Skype as a holistic medical practitioner and have been in practice since 1988.
© Please feel free to download or print my work for personal use, I wrote it to help people. You can copy and distribute my work on your web pages and in literature but please give me credit for the fruits of my labour and don’t turn yourself into a plagiarist. When you copy my work please indicate where you got the information from (e.g. from or according to the website balancingbrainchemistry “…”) and include a reference/link to my name and the website or book you used. [#22]