High Protein Snacks

Macro-Friendly Cheesecake Cookie Cups


Our two favourite treats have been moulded into one for this healthy hybrid recipe – cookies and cheesecake! Low-carb, low-fat and high-protein, this recipe defies everything you ever knew about these devilish desserts. And the bonus? They taste just as good!


Makes: 12


Ingredients For Cheesecake Cookie Cups


✓ 200g Protein Cookie Mix
✓ 100ml milk (of choice)
✓ 50ml Coconut Oil (melted)
✓ 500g low-fat cream cheese
✓ 3 scoops Vanilla Impact Whey Protein
✓ Dusting of Cacao Powder


Method


#1 Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C for fan-assisted.

#2 In a mixing bowl, mix together Protein Cookie Mix, milk and Coconut Oil using a spoon until a dough forms.

#3 Take golf ball-sized portions of the dough, and roll into balls and place each into muffin tray holes. Use a shot glass to press down into the centre of each ball to form a cup shape (you can do this with your hands if you don’t have a shot glass to hand).

#4 Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookie cups are nearly cooked but still a little gooey. Remove from the oven and press the shot glass back into the cookies to form them back into cup shapes.

#5 While waiting for the cookie cups to cool, make the cream cheese filling. Whisk half of the cream cheese with the whey protein until no lumps remain. Fold in the remaining cream cheese.

#6 Pipe (or just spoon) the cream cheese mixture into the cookie cups and dust with a little cacao powder. Eat!

Cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.


MACROS PER COOKIE CUP

Calories: 156      Protein: 19g      Fat: 6g      Carbs: 6g


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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow is our UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.


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