Making a dessert that is good for you, doesn’t taste terrible and can be made regardless if you’re trying to bulk up, lose weight or impress the girlfriend’s parents is a pain in the neck. Thankfully the team have developed a super simple 10 minute cheesecake recipe that ticks all of these boxes and still tastes great. Don’t worry, no horrible protein powder cookies here. This recipe has 40 grams of protein and can make two decent or one massive serve depending a little on the amount of fruit and other ingredients added.
The recipe provided is very basic and ideal for optimal nutrition, however adding a quick biscuit base, some whipped cream and maybe a little extra sweetener could turn this into a dessert that everyone will enjoy, alternatively you can bake these in bulk, add some fruit and throw a lid on the glass container for a great high protein meal on the go. Adding a teaspoon of vanilla essence and some cinnamon is a fantastic way to add some extra flavour without having to add sugar, which is another great way to up the interest in this dessert.
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1⁄4 cup low fat greek yogurt
2 tbs plain flour
1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
1 tsp dried cinnamon (optional)
1 tbs sugar (optional)
Fresh fruit to serve.
Start off by putting the cottage cheese and yogurt into the blender and giving it a good mix around. This stage is important as it removes the nasty lumpy texture of the cottage cheese and makes everything much nicer. Then throw in your other ingredients and blend up the mixture well.
Pour the cheesecake mix into a small glass dish and place it in the oven heated to 180 degrees Celsius. Leave it in there for 30 minutes or until firm and lightly browned on top. Baking enthusiasts always recommend pre heating your oven to the set temperature before you begin, but this doesn’t make a difference for a simple dish like this. Let’s face it, half the time we forget anyway! If the oven isn’t pre heated just give the dish an extra five minutes.
Let it cool, refrigerate and serve with fresh fruit.