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Lemon and Blueberry Yoghurt ‘Cheesecake’

Cheesecake has to be the king of all desserts. Creamy, rich and with limitless flavour combinations, it’s been my go-to comfort food since my first taste of the New York-born creation. However the cream cheese, butter and sugar are something I can live without. Try my take on this wonderful classic, packed full of protein from plain Greek yoghurt.





  • 1 ½ cups plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons stevia (or to taste)
  • 4 Mejool dates, pitted
  • ¾ cup raw almonds
  • Handful fresh blueberries
  • 10 pistachios, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of agar agar or 1 teaspoon gelatine


  1. In a food processor, blend dates and almonds to a sticky crumble.
  2. Press into the bottom of a bakers ring (or two ramekins) and refrigerate while you make the filling.
  3. In a bowl, mix yoghurt, lemon juice, zest and stevia until well combined.
  4. Dissolve agar-agar (or gelatin) in a little warm water, then add to yoghurt mix.
  5. Pour on top of base, then allow to set for approximately 20 minutes – it should wobble like jelly but be firm to touch.
  6. Remove bakers ring (if using) and top with blueberries and crushed pistachios.
  7. Serve!

Steer clear from using flavoured versions of Greek yoghurt, even if they claim to be low-fat. They’re usually packed full of sugar or unnatural sugar substitutes that will send your blood sugar through the roof! Not to mention those extra pounds it could pile on.

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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