Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Yes, this No Bake Cheesecake is made with homemade Greek yogurt and not cream cheese. The best thing is it still has all it's probiotics.  Cream cheese in conventional cheesecake has almost no nutritional benefits and is almost all fat.  Here I took low-fat yogurt, converted it into Greek Yogurt, which gave it 2x more protein and 3x more calcium.  Not to mention, it is much lower in fats, and sugar.  The second best thing about this recipe is it is incredibly delicious. Finally, the third best thing about this recipe is that it is so easy to make, and the cost is so much less than real fatty cream cheese cake.  As for myself...I choose the healthy, tasty, and easy way out.

Peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake made with easy homemade Greek yogurt instead of regular cream cheese.
I just boosted this tasty cheesecake's not nutritive status into a mega protein and more than 3x the calcium!
This slice was escellent frozen.  It's my preference.
I am not claiming this to be a low calorie, low sugar food at all.  I don't weigh my food intake by how much fat.  However I find, if I eat fat, I EAT HEALTHY FAT AND CAN STILL LOSE WEIGHT.  I just don't eat store bought junk food,  It's the only way I can control my health and weight.  My food is my medicine.  Haha, I got to tell you, this is some really good medicine.

I had a little guest over for dinner yesterday She is my assistant in my art and craft department here.  But she is a very picky eater, so her mom says.  Sofia is a beautiful 5 1/2 year old that I love to entertain.  (Actually, she does the entertaining.)  So I was trying to come up with something that would satisfy both our sweet tooth, yet have some quality nutrition.  I came up with this recipe. 
I'd say this was a winner in our books.  Right?  Her slice was refrigerated.  I froze the rest of the cheesecake for another day.  Today was that other day and it tasted like, soft serve peanut butter chocolate with cookie crumb ice cream.  Yum!

Actually there is no recipe but I will break it down for you.  Why?  Because it is absolutely delicious, and so easy to make.  I would definitely call this dish a winner. My little friend Sofia, our picky eater thought it was finger licking good.  She licked the plate clean.  I showed her mom Shekinah this pic...she blushed and said, "I taught her better manners than that".  So funny, I love beautiful moments!  Anyway, back to my recipe...

Yogurt (plain) 32 oz
Peanut butter 1/2 cup (more or less, depends on how much you like peanut butter)
Sugar/Sweetener  1/2 cup (more or less according to taste)
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Graham cracker pie crust
Cocoa powder 1 tablespoon

Instructions for Greek Yogurt:
The whole pie and nothing but the pie is so heavy, rich and makes a great
dessert. It doesn't take much to satisfy that sweet tooth in a healthier way.
  • Make Greek Yogurt...Put yogurt in strainer and let sit for about 3 hours so it can drain the whey.  I love to drink the whey or add it to my smoothies.  Yes this is how easy it is to make Greek yogurt!
  • Once the yogurt looks like cream cheese add all the ingredients together and blend thoroughly.  I used my Ninja Blender to give it a whipped texture. 
  • Pour into the pie crust and refrigerate.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of cocoa
  • whipped cream and chocolate syrup is optional.
See, I told you it was easy.  You have to try this.  At first I couldn't imagine peanut butter in my yogurt, but now, when I think of peanut butter...I think of Greek yogurt.  When I think of Greek yogurt, I think homemade.

Well, that's it for now.  Thank you for visiting my simple blog, my simple food, and my simple life.  See how easy it was to make Greek yogurt and this delicious cheesecake.  Thank you again for allowing me to be of service.  Please feel free to share this recipe with your loved ones.  You are welcome to share or pin it if you like.  Visit my homepage and see my other simple recipes.  I believe in HOPE:)  Many blessings.


Mary Helen