If you’re on a health journey but still crave something sweet, desserts can be a tricky territory. This quick and delicious high-protein, low-carb cherry cheesecake is your answer. Not only can it be whipped up in less than 30 minutes, but it also satisfies those dessert cravings without derailing your dietary goals. Ideal for a post-workout treat or a healthy dessert option, this recipe uses simple, nutritious ingredients to create a guilt-free indulgence.

Ingredients: What You’ll Need

  • Cottage Cheese: 1/2 cup, adds creaminess and protein
  • Protein Powder: 1 scoop, vanilla or unflavored (preferably zero carb)
  • Sweetener: 1 teaspoon, any low-carb sweetener of your choice
  • Egg: 1 large, binds the mixture
  • Coconut Oil: 1 teaspoon, plus extra for greasing
  • Fresh Cherries: A handful, pitted and halved for topping
  • Zero Sugar Whipped Cream: For garnish (optional)

Recipe: How to Make High Protein, Low Carb Cherry Cheesecake

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1

Steps:

  1. Prepare the Blender: Add the cottage cheese, protein powder, sweetener, egg, and coconut oil to a blender cup. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Prep the Ramekin: Grease a ramekin with a little coconut oil on the bottom and sides to prevent sticking.
  3. Bake: Pour the blended mixture into the greased ramekin. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set and puffs up.
  4. Cool: Allow the cheesecake to cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  5. Add Toppings: While the cheesecake cools, pit and halve the cherries. Once the cheesecake has cooled, top it with the fresh cherry halves.
  6. Garnish: Optionally, top the cherry cheesecake with zero sugar whipped cream for an extra decadent touch.
  7. Serve: Enjoy your high protein, low carb cherry cheesecake as a delightful and healthy dessert.

Nutritional Benefits

This cherry cheesecake is not only low in carbs but also high in protein, making it an excellent choice for muscle recovery and satiety. The inclusion of fresh cherries adds a natural sweetness and provides antioxidants, while the cottage cheese offers a great source of calcium.

FAQs About High Protein, Low Carb Cherry Cheesecake

  1. Can I use frozen cherries instead of fresh? Yes, you can use frozen cherries. Make sure to thaw and drain them well before using to avoid excess moisture in the cheesecake.
  2. What can I substitute for cottage cheese? Greek yogurt is a good substitute for cottage cheese if you prefer a smoother texture or if cottage cheese is not available.
  3. Is this cheesecake freezer-friendly? Yes, you can freeze the cheesecake. Wrap it tightly and freeze for up to a month for best quality. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  4. Can I make this cheesecake vegan? To make this vegan, use a plant-based protein powder, a vegan egg substitute, and plant-based cream cheese or blended silken tofu instead of cottage cheese.
  5. How can I make this cheesecake even lower in carbs? Ensure your protein powder and sweetener are zero-carb, and limit the number of cherries or choose a lower-carb fruit topping like raspberries or blackberries.
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High Protein, Low Carb Cherry Cheesecake

Indulge in a guilt-free dessert with our High Protein, Low Carb Cherry Cheesecake. Ready in just 30 minutes, this recipe combines creamy cottage cheese, smooth protein powder, and fresh cherries to create a deliciously healthy treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 363kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop protein powder vanilla or unflavored, zero carb preferred
  • 1 tsp sweetener such as stevia or erythritol
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp coconut oil plus extra for greasing
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cherries pitted and halved for topping
  • Zero sugar whipped cream optional, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Blend the Ingredients: In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, protein powder, sweetener, egg, and coconut oil. Blend until smooth.
  • Prepare the Ramekin: Grease a ramekin with a small amount of coconut oil on the bottom and sides.
  • Bake the Cheesecake: Pour the mixture into the greased ramekin. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set and has puffed up.
  • Cool the Cheesecake: Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the Cherries: Top the cooled cheesecake with halved cherries. Adjust the quantity based on personal preference and the sweetness of the cherries.
  • Garnish: If desired, add a dollop of zero sugar whipped cream on top for an extra touch of indulgence.
  • Serve: Enjoy your single-serving high protein, low carb cherry cheesecake as a delightful and healthy dessert option.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 days.
Vegan Options: Substitute the egg with a flax egg, use plant-based protein powder, and replace cottage cheese with a vegan alternative like blended silken tofu.

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 232mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 3mg

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