Eating healthily doesn’t mean no sweets or treats. Try this protein-packed dessert which might not be low in calories but it’s high in healthy fats but low in carbs!
Baked Chocolate Cheese Cake
250 grams low fat cottage cheese
½ cup low fat chocolate flavoured milk
4 scoops chocolate flavoured whey protein
5 heaped tablespoons organic peanut or almond butter
1 tablespoon of sieved cocoa powder
Place the cottage cheese and chocolate milk in a blender and whizz up until smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the protein powder and then the peanut butter. Combine until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Pour the mixture into one large or four small oven-proof ramekins and place them on a deep-sided baking tray. Fill the tray with water half way up the side of the ramekin(s).
Place in a preheated oven set to 180 degrees centigrade and bake for 40-60 minutes. A knife inserted into the centre of the mixture should come out clean when the cheesecake is ready. When cooked, remove from the oven and when cool to the touch place in the fridge for 4 hours or, preferably, overnight. Sprinkle with anti-oxidant rich plain cocoa powder and serve.
Nutritional values per serving
Calories 337, Protein 41, Carbohydrates 14 grams, Fibre 3 grams, Fat 13 grams