This 4th of July Cheesecake is a Questified Fireworks Display of Flavor

This 4th of July Cheesecake is a Questified Fireworks Display of Flavor



There’s not much else to say about the deliciousness of cheesecake, but we’re going to add that our protein cheesecake is probably the best one you’re going to enjoy this 4th. A cheesecake made with Quest protein bars and powders means you get a protein boost along with a big old slice of the net carbs removed. The only thing you have to do is cut your own slice and enjoy! Check out the full recipe below:

NUTRITIONAL INFO

4TH OF JULY CHEESECAKE

Yields: 16 Servings |  Serving Size: 1/16th of cheesecake

Calories: 160 | Protein: 8g  | Fat: 10g | Net Carbs: 4g 

Total Carb: 11g 

Prep Time: 30 mins  | Cook Time:  11 mins  | Total Time: 2 hrs 45 mins (includes cooling time)  

Ingredients

CRUST

FILLING

  • 16oz cream cheese (reduced fat), room temp
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 scoop Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup zero calorie sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

TOPPING

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. cut the bars into small pieces and place them on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove and let cool completely.
  5. Once cooled, place the bar pieces into a food processor or Nutribullet and blend until fine crumbles form.
  6. Transfer crumbles to a bowl and add the melted butter — stir until combined.
  7. Transfer the crumbles into a 9 inch pie pan prepared with non-stick spray and press into the bottom and up the sides.
  8. Place the pie crust into the oven and bake for 5-6 minutes. Be careful not to burn!
  9. Remove and let cool completely.
  10. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the protein powder, gelatin, sweetener and sea salt.
  11. Add in the boiling water, whisking until well combined and then let sit for a couple of minutes.
  12. In another bowl, use a handheld mixer to beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  13. Add in the sour cream and continue mixing until incorporated.
  14. Add both bowls of ingredients together and beat until smooth.
  15. transfer the filling to the pie crust.
  16. Cover and chill for at least two hours.
  17. Top with strawberries and blueberries and dig in!

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