When you are dieting, cakes are one of the last foods you want to think about, right? We all love our cakes. My personal favourites are cheesecakes. Sadly, they are full of refined sugar, trans fats and refined carbohydrates, which means it's quite difficult to fit them into your meal plan.
This recipe will change all of that! With it, you can enjoy the full cheesecake experience and indulge without bursting your caloric intake.
Isn't that the silkiest, easiest, macro-friendly protein cheesecake you have ever seen? Well, it happens to be the best tasting protein cheesecake I've ever made. It absolutely destroys my sweet-tooth every time I have one!
Believe me when I say that protein powder makes my world go round. I use it for baking and it makes desserts taste like a real treat. The best thing about this recipe? You can use different types of protein powder to change the flavour of the cheesecake, such as vanilla, strawberry and -oh- peanut butter! You can also add in nuts, chocolate chips or fruits.
Basically, this is the base recipe (which is also delicious on it's own), so feel free to jazz it up to match whatever flavour you're craving. There are no limits!
(for approx. 8 slices)
- 15oz (450g) ricotta cheese
- 8oz (230g) low fat cream cheese
- 1 egg white
- 2 scoops (50g) chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp stevia
- 5oz (~150g) low fat greek yogurt
Macros per slice
- Calories: 100 kcal
- Carbs: 5g
- Protein: 15g
- Fat: 2g
- Preheat the oven to 350F/180C and prepare a spring form with non-stick spray or butter.
- Add cream cheese, ricotta cheese, protein powder, flour, stevia and egg white to a blender or mixer and blend until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared form. Spread evenly.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Let it cool for a few minutes. Then spread the greek yogurt over the top and sprinkle with powdered stevia (or whatever topping you like).
- Enjoy this creamy and gooey cheesecake without guilt!