Healthier Plate

The Healthier Plate: Chocolate Cheesecake

Jan 13, 2015

By Kyle Rose, RD, LD

Weight loss surgery means a change in your lifestyle, including your diet. Once your doctor has cleared you to start eating solid foods, you’ll have some changes to make in the kinds of foods you eat to help keep you on track on your weight loss journey.

The best foods to eat following weight loss surgery are high in protein and low in fat and sugar. The Nicholson Clinic is devoted to helping our patients develop a healthy lifestyle post surgery. Here is a healthy option for a post-surgery dessert.

Chocolate Cheesecake

250 grams fat free cottage cheese
½ cup low-fat chocolate milk
4 scoops chocolate protein powder
5 heaping tablespoons of organic peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a blender, combine cottage cheese and low fat chocolate milk and blend until creamy smooth. Remove from the blender and place into a mixing bowl. Add the protein powder and mix thoroughly. Lastly, add in the peanut butter and blend until smooth.

Next, pour mixture into a small 4-inch ramekin. Fill a deep oven pan half-full with hot water and place the ramekin inside of the oven pan so that the water comes approximately half way up the outside of the ramekin. Place the oven pan containing the ramekin into the oven and bake for 40-60 minutes until slightly firm to the touch. When finished, pull from the oven and allow to cool for several hours. When cool to the touch place in the fridge and cool overnight.