Summer seems to have arrived here, and with it has come more eating out, more socialising and more fun! Obviously that is wonderful, but it’s easy for summer eating to go a little too heavy on the treats. It’s good to have an easy but healthy dessert recipe up your sleeve when you feel like reducing the sugar and rich foods and want something lighter and that’s where this cheesecake in a glass recipe comes in!
This recipe uses super light and high in protein Quark from Graham’s the Family Dairy. Quark is a spoonable cream cheese that contains no fat. Being high in protein means it’s an excellent food for those of us who are seeking to lose weight as eating more protein supports stable blood sugar levels and helps the body maintain muscle mass, which is essential as greater muscle equals more fat burning. For that reason it’s also a great food for active people especially if you lift weights.
Usually low fat means a product is full of additives and sugar, but Graham’s Quark doesn’t contain anything other than dairy making it a great option in this recipe.
As I said, I do love my desserts but usually like to keep them on the lighter, healthier side when I can. This cheesecake in a glass is a fun recipe, great for enjoying outside with friends. It doesn’t take long to make and only contains natural ingredients.
I’ve used almonds and oats to create a nutty crumbly base, mixed the Quark with honey and vanilla for a little sweetness and added sweet blueberries and tangy passionfruit to make it something special. To be honest it’s so healthy you could easily enjoy this for breakfast!
- 125g / 1 cup of almonds
- 40g / 1/2 cup porridge oats
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- Pinch salt
- 2 cups blueberries
- 4 passionfruit
- 2 pots of Graham's The Family Dairy Plain Quark
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Place the almonds and oats in a food processor and blitz until a medium crumb as formed. Add the honey, almond butter and salt and process again until it creates a damp sandy texture.
- Divide the base ingredients between 4 glasses.
- Mix the Quark with the vanilla and honey and set aside.
- Divide the blueberries between the glasses and spoon on top of the almond base.
- Spoon in the Quark equally dividing between the glasses.
- Cut each passionfruit in half and spoon over the flesh for each glass.
- Refrigerate or serve immediately.
To make this recipe very low carb if you’re following that kind of approach, just leave out the oats in the base and the blueberries and use stevia in place of the honey with the Quark.
Have you tried Quark? What did you think of it? Do you have a favourite way to eat Quark?
*post in collaboration with Graham’s The Family Dairy.