Lemon Strawberry Swirl Cheescake

Looking for a fresh new cheesecake recipe? Enjoy this refreshing low-carb option!

Quick prep hint(s):

This is another super easy recipe!

 

Pie Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ c pecans
  • ¼ c unflavored whey protein powder
  • 3 T sucralose/sugar substitute
  • ½ t vanilla
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 1 egg

Instructions

In food processor, finely chop pecans. Add all other ingredients and blend in food processor. Transfer to a cheesecake pan and press into the bottom.  Bake for ~10 minutes at 175. Cool.

Lemon Strawberry Swirl Cheescake

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 c sucralose/sweetener of choice
  • ½ c heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 T unflavored whey protein powder
  • 1 T lemon juice, fresh squeezed

Swirl:

  • 2 c fresh strawberries
  • 1 t lemon zest
  • 1 T water
  • ¼ c sweetener to taste

Instructions

Makes 1 cheesecake – cut into 12 pieces

In a small pot, add strawberries, zest & water.  Cook, stirring often.  Mash the strawberries once softened then remove from the heat & add sweetener.  Place in blender to make puree.  Let cool. In medium bowl, mix well all cheesecake ingredients, adding the whey protein powder last.  Pour into baked & cooled pie crust. Take ½ of swirl and poor in a ring over the top of the cheesecake.  Using a small spatula, gently swirl into the cheesecake. Bake for ~22 minutes at 175 or until set in the middle.  Remove & cool.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours prior to serving. Drizzle the remaining swirl over the cheesecake when serving.

Nutrition Info

per SERVING (1 slice): 8 g protein, 4 g NET carbohydrates, 29 g fat

*may vary pending brand of ingredients used

Apricot Treats

Very SWEET! Almost, any dried fruit ball should be thought of as a treat or a desert. Try making your own so you can control the #’s. Remember, by using the least amount of fruit for flavor & increasing the protein powder & coconut oil the #’s will improve. 
CAUTION: If fruits or sugars trigger cravings for you, do not add this

Quick prep hint(s):

Make extra and freeze!
Try adding ground flax seed or psyllium husks for more fiber.
These are very sweet and flavorful. Try decreasing the # of apricots used for even lower carbs!

Ingredients

  • 8-9 dried unsweetened apricots
  • ¼ c vanilla flavoured whey protein powder
  • ¼ c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ c coconut oil
  • ¼ c sliced almonds
  • ¼ t maple extract
  • ¼ t cinnamon

Instructions

Makes 12 balls, serving size is 2 balls

While melting the coconut oil on low heat (or in the microwave on 50% power for 60-90 sec), combine all other ingredients in a food processor and blend. Once coconut oil is melted, add and blend well. Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes and then shape into balls. May store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

Nutrition Info

per SERVING (2 balls): 2.2 g protein, 7 g NET carbohydrates, 16 g fat

*may vary pending brand of ingredients used