bake low-carb: vanilla protein cheesecake

When it comes to nibbles, I am more you savory snack kind of girl – and I love cake. To decribe it with my friend Stefans words – I am a “Kuchentiger”.

But as most cakes are made with flour, I had to cancel them out of my diet – except the occassional lowcarb carrot cake made with nuts or gluten free baked goods from my local organic supermarket. But still this means a extra load of strachy carbs, which I try to avoid as you might have noticed.

Why do I do it and how do I satisfy the occasional treat cravings?

Well, in my experience over the past 8 months I found that my fitness goals are more easily achieved when I am on a low carb/high fat paleo route – what this means in detail will be explained in a separate post coming soon.

But as I work out a lot, I also need to keep my protein levels quite high to mainly avoid muscle loss through the deficit I am often tapping into.

Some benefits of high protein snacks, I can 100% testify:

  • Greater muscle mass and lean tissue
  • Less hunger and reduced calorie intake
  • Less belly fat
  • Better bone density and lower risk of osteoporosis
  • Better sleep
  • Faster recovery from workouts and injuries


Madarin Cheese Cake


Low-Carb Vanilla Protein Cheese Cake

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  •  250g of fat-free/ low-fat quark (curd)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vegan, soy free and gluten-free protein powder (I love vega protein smoothie vanilla)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • vanilla extract (optional)
  • sweetner of choice (optional)
  • myprotein flavdrops (optional)
  • Blend all ingredients well up and pour into your easy-exit baking dish. I bake mine for 30 min at 130• and the cover it with aluminum foil for another 30 min at 160•
  • Overturn at a serving dish as soon as it cooled a bit and top with warm berries.

So I alternatate between high protein and high fat days in combination with a low carb diet as a basis. Give it a try and you reap benefits already within the first weeks.

Try the recipe to taste what I snack on to keep my protein levels high – especially on workout days.

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