Today is a good day because it’s cheesecake day.
And lucky for you (and me) this no-bake healthier cheesecake is perfect if you have a sweet tooth, but don’t want all the extra sugar and unhealthy-ness of a regular cheesecake.
*Some of the links in this post might be affiliate links.
This healthy cheesecake needs just 7 easy to find ingredients (you probably have most of them at home), a glass container, a food processor and hand blender and almost no effort.
I said almost.
This is the cheesecake I made for my sister almost every week during her pregnancy.
After she found out she had gestational diabetes she was devastated because now she really had to stop eating panna cotta from the store every night.
Well, it turned out it wasn’t just panna cotta she needed to stop eating. It was also almost everything I knew to be healthy.
First, it was bananas, then it was oatmeal, then potatoes.
But the most surprising to me was lentils. I remember one time she had red lentils and her blood sugar just skyrocketed.
LENTILS!!!!! What a naughty, guilty pleasure. Lentils.
It was bad.
How is this possible?
The only things that wouldn’t raise her blood sugar were eggs, meat and cheese. And nuts, berries and vegetables.
So yeah. I decided to help her and made this cheesecake.
You might remember this cheesecake from before – I made it here .
Only now that we were making it so often, we had to simplify the cheesecake even more. And use even less carbs.
So this cheesecake is no bake and has almost no carbs.
With this cottage cheese cheesecake, you basically blend a lot of things separately and then layer them one after another in a glass container, so that they look cheesecake-ish. Look, it’s beautiful. And it’s sooo delicious.
After all the sweaty blending and layering, you put the cheesecake in the fridge or freezer. An hour or so after that, you take that healthier cheesecake out, eat and enjoy life, even if you need to lose weight or have diabetes.
No regrets and no worries.
Now, this time for the filling I used stevia. I am not a big fan of sweeteners, be it stevia or other kind. But for this situation stevia was a good fit, since it didn’t raise my sister’s blood sugar levels – that was the most important thing at the moment.
The good news is, in the end everyone is good, baby and mom are fine and we’re all still eating this beautiful and tasty cheesecake from time to time.
It’s super easy to make and even if you don’t have any health or fitness goals, it will make you happier, because it’s tasty and super easy and quick to prepare.
The other good thing about this cheesecake is that since it’s no bake, you can easily adjust the taste. You can’t do much about a baked filling, right? But with this one – if it’s not sweet enough for you – add some more stevia or honey.
I made this cheesecake in a big glass container, but you can also split the cheesecake into small jars / smaller containers to have them conveniently portioned. This way you have a cheesecake for each day. In my experience, this makes 4 servings (I’m trying to tame my sweet tooth), but depending on the size of your jars this can vary.
Last thing: you can also switch layers. My sister sometimes does nuts+oats, then filling, then berries, then filling again and berries again. Tastes like heaven to me either way, so do what you like more.
Now let’s start “baking”.
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp stevia / honey / agave
- ¼ cup almonds
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup oats
- ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
- mixed frozen berries
- Using a hand blender combine cottage cheese, vanilla and sweetener, blend until really smooth (takes me about 4-5 minutes).
- Grind oats and nuts in a food processor or a nut-grinder. Add some cinnamon if you want.
- Spread the oat and nut mixture in a large glass container that you can put in the freezer/fridge. Press the mixture down, so that it starts to look like a crust.
- Then layer the cottage cheese filling and spread well.
- Top with berries of your liking – I used mixed frozen berries, because that’s what I had at home.
Alright, guys, I hope you enjoyed this recipe – let me know how it goes and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions!