Healthy Cheesecake? Yup! And Packed With Protein!
Cheesecake… the dessert that you may love but sadly, hasn’t been able to cross your lips since you started your diet plan.
It’s no secret that when it comes to eating healthy, there’s just no room in your diet for dessert.
Most conventional desserts are filled with calories, sugar, and unhealthy fat varieties that will surely do even the best of diets in.
Fortunately, with a few modifications, you can change this.
If you’ve been craving cheesecake since day one when you first started your diet, we’ve revamped the classic recipe and are now bringing you a recipe that you can feel good about eating.
Let’s go over the modifications made and the recipe itself.
With the right ingredients, you can definitely cut down on the number of calories, carbs, and fats found in cheesecake.
In fact, you can create a dessert that’s very high in protein, making it a perfect choice for any fat loss plan.
What’s the secret? First, you want to swap out high fat cream cheese for some fat free cream cheese instead.
This style of cream cheese is almost all protein and will make for a far better addition to the recipe.
Likewise, rather than using high fat sour cream, you’ll substitute in some Greek yogurt, which packs more protein and far less fat.
With this, you’ll also replace all sugar called for in the recipe with some stevia and mashed bananas instead.
This lowers the simple sugar content and adds a dose of healthy nutrients including fibre and potassium instead.
Rather than use raspberry jam, which again is high in sugar, you’ll use sugar-free raspberry fruit preserves with some fresh berries as well.
Finally, protein powder is added to the cheesecake to make it even higher in protein than it already is.
With all of these ingredients working together, you have the perfect recipe to tempt your taste buds and keep your body healthy.
Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe
500 grams fat free cream cheese
¾ cup low fat, low sugar Greek yogurt
½ cup egg whites
½ cup Stevia powder
1 large ripe banana
½ tbsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup vanilla protein powder (or chocolate if you prefer)
¼ cup sugar free raspberry preserves
½ cup fresh raspberries
Begin by letting the cream cheese, yogurt, and egg whites sit on the counter for one hour. Next, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and spray your cheesecake pan with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and yogurt until well mixed. Add in the stevia, the protein powder, and the egg whites. Continue beating until blended.
Next, mash the banana in a separate bowl and then add it to the mixture. Once all blended together, pour into the pan.
Spoon the fruit spread onto the center of the cheesecake and then use a knife to swirl it into the mixture.
Place in the oven and bake for 40-48 minutes or until the edges are brown.
Remove and let stand for 30 minutes and then top with raspberries before serving.
So don’t let that craving for cheesecake go unsatisfied any longer. Use this recipe and you no longer need to feel guilty about indulging.