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High Protein Cheesecake

Cheesecake Recipe Low Sugar and Fat

Low Carb and Low Sugar cheesecake that is high in protein….

So I love to experiment within the kitchen and I find out some great recipes – and sometimes some not so yummy recipes – when I am in my kitchen with the radio on full blast and with a fridge and cupboards full of food!

Protein Cheesecake - Fitness FanI have a very sweet tooth, but also love my savoury options, but one day I really fancied some dessert but a healthy dessert. I was in need of my sugar fix but I also didn’t want to jeopardise my figure and my hard work with all my recent training. This was when I remembered reading about a no fat, low carb and high protein soft cheese called Quark.

I decided to make a cheesecake with only 2 ingredients: Quark and jelly crystals. Now Robinsons do jelly sachets, with no added sugar and only 10 calories per serving, in a variety of flavours. I thought to myself jelly rises like gelatine so let’s see what happens when I add a bulking agent, like soft cheese, to the mixture. So boiled the kettle and poured half the recommended water (~half a pint) into a jug and mixed in one sachet of the jelly crystals. When I saw that all the crystals had melted, I then added 100grams of Quark into the same jug and mixed quickly but gently with a hand held whisk until all the Quark had melted. I then poured this mixture into a tin and let it set in the fridge for about 2 hours.

Then when I got the tin out of the fridge I had noticed the two ingredients had combined perfectly and risen to form a high protein cheesecake like texture with a strong jelly flavour taste.

Why not try adding in fruit pieces for an extra crunch or even adding a healthy all-bran and crushed nut base on the bottom of the tin before pouring the mixture in to create a whole cheesecake!

Ingredients:

100grams of Quark or 100grams of Total Greek Yogurt (Fage)

1 No Added Sugar Jelly Sachet – Any flavour of your choice.

It was Yummy to say the least! Give it a go!

Our very own Team member, Hayley  made this. Follow Hayley on Twitter (@HayleyMadigan)