Dreamy Protein Cheesecake

We have been working hard this weekend in the Clean Cheating Kitchen….we proudly present to you our own clean, macro-friendly (see below) protein cheesecake! This one is chocolate peanut and raspberry flavour, but you can dress it up any way that you like!

Ingredients:

Base

50g ground almonds

60g ground oats

75ml goat’s milk (or your preferred alternative)

20g Meridian peanut or cashew butter

Cheesecake Mixture

100g greek or natural yoghurt (low fat)

1 200g pot Arla Raspberry Protein Yoghurt (can sub with other flavours)

I scoop Phd Diet Whey in Chocolate Peanut flavour (can sub with other flavours)

30g ground oats

 

Method

Make the base by by mixing the dry ingredients and slowly adding in the peanut butter and milk until the mixture binds. Press the base firmly into a small tin and refrigerate.

Make the topping by blending all ingredients together in your blender (we used our Nutribullet). The ideal texture is thick and not too runny. If you need to thicken the mixture you can add in some more ground oats.  Pour the mixture over the base, add in some frozen berries of your choice and pop back in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy! (We chilled ours in the freezer for an hour).

Macros

per 1/4 cheesecake

calories 119

protein 18g

carbs 22g

sugar 7.5g

fat 12.2g

 

Shake It Up!

We love everything about oats in the morning, but sometimes it’s good to mix it up a a little, especially if time is limited and you need something on the go! It doesn’t have to be complicated, simply blend the ingredients in your Nutribullet and breakfast becomes a lovely smoothie! The beauty of this one is that you can make it as thick or thin (adjust quantities to taste) as you like, so it can be enjoyed either as a drink or as a creamy almost yoghurt-like treat!

This recipe packs in an impressive 33g protein per serving and contains essential healthy fats to keep you going all morning 🙂 PS…..this also makes a tasty pre or post workout snack!

  • 150-200ml whole goats milk (we drink St. Helen’s Farm)
  • One scoop of your favourite protein powder (we like either PHD diet whey in banana or chocolate peanut flavours, or My Protein Vanilla Stevia Whey)
  • 30-40g oats or ReadyBrek 
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or any nut butter of your choice (We recommend the Meridian range)
  • Frozen berries of your choice (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries all work well)

Note: if mixture isn’t blending well, you may require more liquid, you can top up with extra milk or water as desired.

Protein without the Panic!

Have you spent hours in health food stores poring over the long list of seemingly bizarre ingredients contained within the wide range of protein bars available? You’ve spent hours in the gym, want that extra protein treat, but are faced with the dilemma of which one is the healthiest. After all, what’s the point of looking after your body just to fill it with sugar and a whole host of artificial nasties!

We love the idea of making our own protein bars, however the outcome can be a bit hit and miss, so we have found the best of the best for you! Try these chocolate chip bars from Daily Burn, along with 11 other yummy recipes on their website. Enjoy! 🙂

 

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