First of all, a big and towering thank you to ON for sending me some of their delicious vanilla whey. I’ve always been a huge fan of vanilla whey because I find it is the most versatile of protein flavors: add cocoa -> chocolate whey, add banana -> banana whey, add lucuma powder -> lucuma whey, add orange zest and cinnamon -> deliciousness. I also find that it makes the best protein fluff and protein ice cream, especially when mixed with banana…there’s just something about vanilla whey + banana (cinnamon +/- orange zest *sigh*).
Bueno, the mini cheesecakes: some good news and some bad news. As always, the good news first: this recipe is so easy that it’s verging on ridiculous. The bad news? It’s so good that, unless your momma taught you well and you’ve turned into the sharing kind, you may just end up hiding the tupperware and eating them all. Which is not terrible news I suppose because, well, check out the ingredients:
1 small tub of 0% Total Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons quark (or cottage cheese)
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1/4 cups mulberries (or any other dried berry, or even a dry fig, or a couple of medjools)
2 fresh organic eggs
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1 cup fresh blackberries
1. Blend the yogurt, quark, coconut flour, mulberries, eggs, and vanilla protein together.
2. Try out the batter and add sweetener if needed.
3. When desired level of sweetness has been attained, add 1 cup of fresh blackberries (or raspberries or maybe even cherries) and mix them in with a fork or spoon instead of blending.
4. Bake at 170 celsius for about 35 minutes.
5. When finished, take out and let cool.
Macros per Serving (out of 9):
4.4g carbs (2g sugars/2g fiber)
Flip them out of the baking mold and feel the madness take over as you bite into it and the berries simply explode in your mouth. It’s fantastic. Every bite into these mini cheesecakes yields a kaboom of spectacular berriness :-D I just wish I had some of those gigantic round plates so I could put one cheesecake in the center, enclose the cheesecakes with some strawberry coulis, throw some mint leaves around the plate, a couple of fresh strawberries and bam! -> an oooh-and-ahhh gourmet-style protein post-workout desert that no one will guess took literally five minutes to prepare! Ah!! comment j’adore ma protéine :-D