Hello! I have been busy moving house and country these past couple of weeks and have been doing my best to keep up with a steady source of creative recipes, images and ideas on the blog as well as on Instagram. Now that I have moved to Hong Kong I have to make new plans and decisions on how I want to take my healthy food ideas forward. It is quite a challenge but it feels less daunting then when I was in London. I am filled with excitement and positive energy for new things to come and new people to meet. I am in no rush to start something big or to prove myself. I just feel that I know which direction I am heading in. I have all the time in world to slowly and carefully sort things out and bring life into my plans.
That being said, I would like to share this recipe for raw protein cheesecake. The recipe was sent to me by VITL ingredients when I had to do a collaboration with them. My role was to recreate the recipe, adjust ingredients if required, style and take photographs of the same. They had teamed up with a vegan protein powder brand for this recipe. I really liked their recipe of this sugar free, dairy free, raw protein cheesecake. I also liked the VITL greens powder. Packed with so many super foods like maca, spirulina and turmeric, I find it such an easy way to add a dose of nutrition in my breakfast bowls an smoothies. This is why I would like to share their recipe with you today.
Protein powder and Superfoods!
This recipe was so simple but packed with flavour and texture. There is a wonderful tangy flavour of the lime and the kiwi, richness from the coconut milk and nutrition from the super greens powder and the vegan protein powder. If you do not have access to Vitl super greens then you can use a combination of maca, spirulina, vanilla powder and coconut sugar. This will ensure your protein cheesecake is packed with superfood goodness.
I have used a combination of rice and pea protein powder making this a vegan protein cheesecake. This combination helps to improve the protein profile of these plant based proteins. I will write more about this in another article. If you are interested, you can read more about it in this article. I also find that rice protein powder helps balance the flavour of pea protein, which can be quite overpowering. Feel free to use whey protein powder if you are not on a dairy free diet.
I made this raw protein cheesecake with swirls of green and white. This is really easy to do so by dividing the cheesecake filling into two portions and adding the green superfoods into one of the portions. You then slowly pour the green filling into the white cheesecake filling and swirl lightly with a knife. This step can be skipped and you can make this cheesecake completely green but I feel it adds another dimension of colour and flair to this cheesecake.
The best part of this raw protein cheesecake is that once you set it in the freezer, you can slice it and then store it in the freezer for months. Whenever you feel in the mood for a slice of those green creamy heaven, you can pop it on a plate, leave it outside to defrost for 30 minutes and eat immediately!
If you like this recipe of a protein cheesecake, then do take a look at my other raw cheesecake recipes such as my Vegan Chocolate cheesecake and my Tropical Coconut Raw Cheesecake recipe. Both have personality of their own and filled with different flavours. If you do recreate any of these recipes then please let me know how it turns out in the comments below and if on Instagram tag me @meghnas_ and #meghnas so that I can be a part of your healthy food adventures!