It’s been a pleasure so far to feature two guest blog recipes from fellow health and fitness-loving girls; protein-packed Chocolate Cupcakes from Optimum Nutrition Sponsored Athlete @zanzapan and a Sweet Potato Meatloaf thanks to writer of The Blonde Ethos, @_NatalieJohanna. Both recipes are easy to make, really tasty and packed full of goodness, so if you get chance I’d certainly recommend giving them a go!
For the third part of this feature, I’d like to introduce fitness fanatic from Aberdeen, Louise aka Fit Radiance. I came across her name thanks to a retweet and naturally had a nosy at her health, food and fitness blog packed full of delicious recipes. As with Zanna and Natalie, I enjoyed her passion for the subject and her inspirational Instagram and Twitter account. Keen to get her on board, Louise has kindly shared a fabulous looking Chocolate and Banana Cheesecake recipe which I can’t WAIT to try for myself!
If you have a sweet tooth like myself, then you’ll love this healthy chocolate and banana cheesecake! With no added nasty ingredients, this indulgent recipe is one you can enjoy completely guilt free!
One of the great things about this recipe is just how easy it is to put together. It also requires no baking! Perfect for the days where you don’t have time to spend in the kitchen, or are just in desperate need of something sweet 😉
Here’s what you’ll need to make 2 individual cheesecakes. Alternatively, double your ingredients to make a big one!
Guilt-free Chocolate Banana Cheesecake
- 50g Almonds, or nuts of your choice.
- 2-3 tbsp of peanut butter
- 1 tbsp sweetener of your choice (can omit)
- 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 1 250g tub of Quark (or any cream cheese you like. Quark has no fat)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 ripe banana
- Sweetener to taste (depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have!)
- 1 tbsp of milk
- In a food processor, pulse the nuts until they’re finely chopped. Add in the peanut butter and sweetener, and mix together.
- Spoon out the mixture into individual ramekins, and pat down until smooth and even. Pop in the fridge while you mix your filling.
- Again, using your food processor combine the Quark and banana until they’re whipped together. Then add the sweetener, cocoa and milk, and give it another quick mix.
- Spoon out the filling into each of your ramekins, and stick back in the fridge to set.
- Complete the cheesecake with a topping of your choice, or enjoy as it is.
And you’re done! A really simple dessert that anyone can do. It’s packed with protein, healthy fats, and relevantly low in carbs (depending on what sweetener you use). Also, if you don’t eat dairy, don’t worry! Cashew nuts work just as well, and makes a delicious alternative. Just soak the nuts for a few hours before hand, then pulse in your food processor until it forms a smooth creamy consistency, and add the rest of the ingredients listed above. 🙂