High Protein Healthy Cheesecake

I've eaten cheesecake for dessert for the past three nights in a row. Um. Opps?

 Do I feel bad about that?

Actually, no, I don't at all. Why? Because I managed to make a high protein and HEALTHY cheesecake that tastes almost just like regular delicious, creamy and filling cheesecake but packs over 20 GRAMS OF PROTEIN in every single slice!!!


Hello delicious. Where have you been all my life?


One slice of this cheesecake including the crust is only 215 calories with 28 grams of carbs, only 8 grams of fat, and 21 banging grams of protein per serving.

Guys. Those are amazing macros for something that actually tastes so freaking fabulous.


And let me tell you. It TOTALLY tastes freaking fabulous. Three-nights-in-a-row-and-not-sick-of-it-yet fabulous.  I might even have a slice for breakfast tomorrow just cause I can.

So WHERE does all this protein come from???  Here are some of the important things I used to make this recipe (affiliate links):


You NEED vanilla protein powder (goes in the actual cheesecake portion) and I made a crust that incorporates a snickerdoodle flavored protein powder as well.  An extra kick of protein comes from using greek yogurt and greek yogurt CREAM CHEESE. If you wanted to cut back on carbs and fat you could make this recipe and leave the crust out, that's an option as well! I think next time I make it I will experiment with the crust just a tad more, I think it could be a little less thick/dry, but I still think it adds a nice touch. And then of course you can top the cake with whatever you want: raspberries, strawberries whipped cream, a melted chocolate drizzle with gobs of peanut butter and a crumbled up chocolate chip cookie....

Oh wait.  This is supposed to be a healthy cheesecake. Ahem. Sorry. How about you just stick to some fresh fruit and a quick hit of fat free whipped cream and you can enjoy this delicious slice with no guilt at :)

Here's how to make it!




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High Protein Healthy Cheesecake
Healthy and high protein cheesecake that tastes just like regular cheesecake but packs over 20g of protein per serving! Adapted from the recipe by Sarah Lynn Fitness.
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 5 Tbs Light Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 65ml Water
  • 31g PEScience Snickerdoodle Protein Powder
  • Two Pouches (56g) Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 Tbs Egg Whites
  • 1 Tbs Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Truvia Sweetner
  • 1.5 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 8oz Greek Cream Cheese
Instructions
Preheat oven to 325 degreesCombine coconut flower, baking powder, PEScience protein powder and melted butter in a bowl. Slowly add water and mix together by hand until incorporated and it starts to form clumps of doughPress dough into the bottom of a greased springform cheesecake panUsing an en electric mixer, combine room temperature cream cheese, vanilla protein powder, egg, egg whites, truvia, maple syrup and greek yogurt until smoothPour cheesecake mixture over the top of the crust in the panBake at 325 for 15 minutes and then decrease temperature to 200 and bake for 40 more minutes. Chill in fridge for around 5 hours before serving!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 Cake or 8 Slices

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