Mini Mixed Berry Collagen Cheesecakes

Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post so I can share the recipe for these healthy and high protein mini mixed berry cheesecakes.


I'm a firm believer that A: everything in mini size is more adorable and B: dessert is never optional. Combine mini WITH dessert in a cheesecake form and now you have a non-optional adorable dessert that you just have to make this summer!


These mini mixed berry cheesecakes are made with a vanilla cookie crust and and cheesecake layer that incorporates greek yogurt to keep the fat content low and the protein level high.  The cheesecake layer is also berry flavored so I topped each one with a blackberry and raspberry to keep up the theme.  Hit each one with a squirt of whipped cream and now you have a healthy themed dessert ready for the 4th of July!


I actually used two different flavors of collagen from Vital Proteins in this recipe to boost up the protein and give this dessert all the added health benefits that collagen aids in including healthier hair, skin and nails and better gut and joint health.  I used vanilla collagen peptides in the crust of the cheesecake and the mixed berry collagen peptides in these cheesecake portion.


Both of these versions of collagen peptides are supplemented with hyaluronic acid (also helps promote healthier hair, skin and nails) and probiotics to support better gut health.  Both versions of these peptides are still only sourced from one ingredient: grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides but they are flavored with organic ingredients which adds great added flavor to these mini cheesecakes as well!



The best thing about mini desserts is they are also mini in calories! One cheesecake is just over 100 calories but still makes a super satisfying dessert. So good that you can have more than one with no guilt whatsoever! They don't taste "healthy" either: I guarantee if you make them for a 4th of July picnic this year NO ONE will be able to tell that they are made "healthier" than a typical cheesecake. I would plan on making a double batch for sure!

Nutritional Information

This recipe makes 12 mini cheesecakes. One cheesecake (without toppings) is 108 calories with 9 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fat, and 8 grams of protein.



Mini Mixed Berry Collagen Cheesecakes
Mini mixed berry cheesecakes are made using two different kinds of collagen flavors for a healthy, high protein treat with added health benefits
    • 75g (One Heaping Cup) Mini Vanilla Wafer Cookies
    • 1 Scoop (25g) Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides
    • 1 Tbs (15g) Butter
    • 46g (1 Serving) Egg Whites
    • 1 8oz Package Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese
    • 150g (One Small Container) Mixed Berry Greek Yogurt
    • 1 Egg
    • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
    • 1/4 Cup Stevia in the Raw
    • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
    • 2 Scoops (29g) Vital Proteins Mixed Berry Collagen Peptides
    • Optional Toppings: Fresh Berries and/or Whipped Cream
      Instructions
      Preheat oven to 300 degrees FLine 12 inserts of a cupcake tray with silicone cupcake insertsPulse vanilla wafers in a food processor until ground into crumbsCombine vanilla wafer crumbs with 1 scoop of Vanilla Collagen, 1 tbs of melted butter, and one egg white and stir until combinedSplit mixture into the bottom of 12 silicone cupcake liners and then bake at 300 for 8 minutes and let cool completelyUsing a stand mixer, combine room temperature cream cheese, greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract and mix until combinedIn a separate bowl, combine stevia, baking powder and mixed berry collagen and then slowly add into wet ingredientsScoop cheesecake mixture on top of cooled cheesecake crusts in the silicone cupcake liners and then bake at 300 degrees F for 25 minutesLet cool outside of the over for 1 hour then cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours until setWhen ready to serve, optionally top with fresh mixed berries and/or whipped cream
      Details
      Prep time: Bake time: Cool time: 4.5 HoursYield: 12 Servings

      1 comment

      1. Look very delicious! I like it! I really want make it now! The instructions in your post really useful with me! Thanks for sharing!
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