Fast Food Makeover: Healthy Cheesecake

By Trilby Goouch
Blogs Editor

We’re at it again: healthy ingredients that boast rich, indulgent taste. After our indulging in more than our fair share of junk food last weekend, thanks to St. Patty’s Day, I decided to try out this healthy cheesecake recipe for my housemate’s birthday. The recipe took a mere 10 minutes to whip up and tasted like heaven. What’s not to love about a rich, creamy, sweet dessert that’s just 60 calories a slice?

Cheesecake filling
• 1 ½ cups of vanilla greek yogurt
• ½ cup of silken tofu
• ¼ tsp salt
• 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
• ½ tbsp of lemon juice
• 5 tbsp of maple syrup (or less if you prefer a less sweet cake)
• 2 tbsp sugar, or 1 package of stevia zero calorie sweetener
• 2 ½ tsp cornstarch

Homemade graham cracker crust
• 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs
• 3 tbsp milk of choice

Directions


• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Mix crumbs and milk in a bowl; press evenly into a greased pan.


• Place all remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


• Pour evenly into crust-filled tin.
• Bake for 50 minutes; remove and cool in the fridge overnight.

Tip: For a little indulgence, drizzle with some maple syrup or honey and toasted pecans or almonds!

When commenting, be considerate and respectful of writers and fellow commenters. Try to stay on topic. Spam and comments that are hateful or discriminatory will be deleted. Our full commenting policy can be read here.