Jun 152011
 
 Before I get into the recipe I want to mention, first, that I am so thankful for each and every comment on my site, and second, even though I use blogger I continue to have problems commenting on other sites with blogger as well as a few others.  Many times I will try and comment anonymously and just put my name and site, or I will try and email you directly, but there are a few sites that I can’t seem to do either since there is no option to comment anonymously or email available.  But please know I am reading as much as possible even if I don’t comment! (Dover, if you read this, this is why I haven’t commented!)

Upside Down Fresh Berry “Cheesecake”

What?  Cheesecake for breakfast?  On this site?  Okay so this isn’t the traditional cheesecake you are thinking of.  Of course you probably knew that.

There is cheese and there is a crust (on top, which is why it is upside down) and there are fresh berries and a creamy-sweet sauce; which is why this is also perfect for dessert.  An additional plus side? NO baking and takes about five minutes to assemble.

The base of this recipe is not cream cheese, but instead, glorious FARMER cheese.  It is gluten and carb free with just the right amount of fat which makes it simply delicious.  The texture is thick and dense but a tad less creamy then a block of cream cheese.
Blending the yogurt, strawberries makes a wonderfully sweet and creamy sauce and when topped with firm, ripe berries no sugar is needed.  I do add a touch of stevia but if you like less sweetness simply leave it out, more add a whole packet.
I love the taste of ground flax which is why it is my “crust”.  It has a slightly nutty flavor and holds together nicely when packed due to the fat content or it can be left crumbly on top of the berries if you prefer.  On top of the taste, there are almost too many health benefits to list aside from lots of fiber; according to Worlds Healthiest Foods  it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acid, is great for protecting bone health, controls high blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, is an anti inflammatory, protects against heart disease, cancer, diabetes and more.Taste, protein and health benefits. Did I give enough reasons to love this recipe?

Just because, I looked up the nutrition info on a Cheesecake Factory Strawberry Cheesecake and Ifound the following information on My Fitness Pal. Obviously the sugar content is incorrect so I’m wondering what else might be incorrect but even if it is close, WOW, look at these stats.  733 cals, 32 g fat, 29g Saturated fat, 66g carbs, 0g fiber, 425mg sodium (protein and sugar not provided).  
I continued looking and found something even more disturbing on Livestrong the Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory.  For one serving 1,326 Cals, 70g fat, 40g saturated fat, 700mg sodium, 136g carb, 0g fiber (protein and sugar not provided).  Talk about a heart attack waiting to happen.
I think my version is even better because I can enjoy it guilt free!

Upside Down Fresh Berry “Cheesecake”

Gluten and Sugar Free, Low Carbohydrate
Serves 1


Ingredients


1/2 block farmer cheese
1/3 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 packet Stevia (or whole packet if you like sweeter)
3 fresh strawberries
1 Tbsp ground flax
1/3 cup fresh berries


Directions


1. Blend the yogurt, stevia and 3 strawberries in a small blender or magic bullet.  Layer the farm cheese, ground flax, yogurt/stevia mixture, and berries on top.

**Tip:  Mix up a few servings of the strawberry-yogurt sauce at a time and keep it in the fridge.  This will save time in the morning!

Nutrition Facts

 1 Serving
 Amount Per Serving
9.6 net carbs

Calories 292.7
 Total Fat 11.1 g
Saturated Fat 5.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 35.0 mg
Sodium 462.3 mg
Potassium 127.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.1 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 9.8 g
Protein 28.1 g

Vitamin A 8.1 %
Vitamin B-6 1.8 %
Vitamin C 43.4 %
Vitamin E 2.4 %
Calcium 13.0 %
Copper 2.2 %
Folate 2.3 %
Iron 3.2 %
Magnesium 1.4 %
Manganese 11.3 %
Niacin 1.2 %
Pantothenic Acid 1.6 %
Phosphorus 1.1 %
Riboflavin 2.7 %
Selenium 0.7 %
Thiamin 1.9 %
Zinc 0.6 %


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 Posted by at 1:14 pm

  8 Responses to “Upside Down Fresh Berry “Cheesecake””

  1. What a beautiful dessert…and so healthy too! We're thankful for all your kind words, and I know that we all feel blessed to have found you!

  2. I definitely knew this wouldn't be regular cheesecake. :) Dawn, it looks delicious, light, healthy and very refreshing. I have to try it soon!

  3. That looks amazing! I bought farmer's cheese once for a recipe but I don't recall what it tasted like and if I liked it!

    Those Cheesecake Factory stats are outrageous!

  4. I can't remember the last time I had cheesecake. It's one dessert I love though. This looks incredible. Very decadent!

  5. Farmer cheese, eh? I need to find such a thing! Maybe my farmer's market will have it! This looks like the most DELICIOUS breakfast!

    Also, have you reported the problem to blogger? This was happening with quite a few people a few weeks ago and I think once they reported it, it got cleared up!

  6. I swear I love this stuff!

    And I posted a question to the blogger help forum but I can't seem to find the place to actually report a problem. Hopefully it is fixed soon!

  7. I've never had farmer cheese – you've got me intrigued!

  8. Your cheesecake is beautifully captured! Makes my mouth water. I need to find glasses like yours =)

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