Healthy Eating

Protein cheesecake recipe


With this clever recipe, you can actually boost recovery with cheesecake. Yes, really!

We are so excited about this special collaboration with the sports scientists and chefs over at The Protein Works after the launch of their 20,000 sq. ft. custom-built protein bakery. We’re happy to announce that you can now make the perfect nutrient-dense, protein cheesecake.

Ideal after a hard gym session, it has a perfect 1:3 protein to carbohydrate ratio and has been loaded with smaller superfoods and ingredients that boast some pretty impressive research in sports nutrition. From a tapered release of carbohydrates to a high protein content to boost recovery, this cheesecake also supports the body’s immune system after periods of intense training.

So what are you waiting for? Give it a go.

Serves 6.


For the topping:

– 500g quark
– 250g natural yoghurt
– 60g whey protein (Lemon Shortcake Whey Protein 80)
– 2 egg whites
– 1 packet of gelatine (optional but helps create a thicker texture)
– 50g blueberries
– 40g strawberries
– 200ml milk

For the base:

– 200g muesli
– 2 tsp honey
– 1 tsp coconut oil


For the topping:

-Add gelatine to water. If using powder, 1 tsp is the equivalent to 1 packet/leaf of gelatine.

-In a bowl, mix the milk and cocoa. Add the gelatine.

-In a large separate bowl, mix the yogurt, whey protein and quark. Mix until smooth.

-Add milk and gelatine mixture to the yogurt, whey protein and quark mixture.

-In separate bowl, whisk egg whites.

-Slowly fold eggs whites into quark mixture.

-Carefully add the strawberries and blueberries to the mixture.

For the base:

-Heat coconut oil and honey until melted.

-Stir in muesli until fully coated with oil and honey.

-Place mixture in springform tin. Gently press the mixture into place so it’s even and compact.

-When cooled, gently spread topping mixture on top. Fold in the egg whites for a light, fluffy texture.

-Place in fridge for at least 4 hours or until the entire cheesecake is set and the top is firm.

Nutritional information per serving:

– 369 calories
– 35g protein natural yoghurt
– 71g carbohydrates

– 14g fat

Like this? You’ll love more from the Protein Bakery, where you’ll find cakes, truffles and popcorn, too.

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