Clean Eating Strawberry Cheesecake Bars XX

You can have cheesecake first thing in the morning and not feel guilty about it. Creamy, luscious goodness that is also protein and calcium packed, low in sugar and unhealthy fats, I want to cry with joy.

You guys, Saturday was a rough day. I had to wake up super soon in order to go to math class – and that taking into account I had spent most of the previous night revising for my biochem exam… and um, yes, watching the new TWD chapter ((it’s so good, can’t wait for the next one!!)). So yeah, I was pretty tired, which obviously called for one cheesecake bar for breakfast… How else would I have got through my terrible day?




  • 12 medjool dates
  • 100 grams brown rice cereal flakes 1 + 1/2 cup
  • 25 grams toasted hazelnuts 1/8 cup
  • 25 grams coconut oil 2 tablespoons


  • 750 grams low sodium fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 60 grams raw honey 3 tablespoons
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • 10 gelatin sheets + 3 tablespoons boiling water


  • 100 grams fresh strawberries



  • Soak pitted dates in water for 10 minutes.
  • Add them to a food processor without the soaking water and pulse until broken.
  • Add in cereal flakes and hazelnuts and pulse until a ball of dough is formed.
  • Stir in melted coconut oil and pulse until incorporated to the ball.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper and press crust until it covers the bottom of the pan. Set aside.


  • Soak gelatine sheets in cold water for 10 minutes. You can make this while you’re preparing the crust if you want.
  • Add cottage cheese to a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in honey, cinnamon and vanilla and pulse until combined.
  • Make sure that this mixture is not cold. If it is, nuke it for 30 seconds or so, but not longer or it might curdle!
  • Squeeze excess water from the gelatine sheets and disolve them in 3 tablespoons water. Whisk until this water + gelatine mixture is lump free. If you still have lumps, nuke it for 30 seconds until they are 100% dissolved.
  • Stir in water mixture into the cheese one and whisk until fully combined. Make sure you mix really really well!
  • Pour mixture on your prepared pan and leave in the fridge to set for at least 6 hours or better yet, overnight.



My bars set in 3 hours… but if I were you I would let them chill for longer, just in case!These keep`well for days in the fridge, and can be frozen as well.You can get unsweetened cereal flakes in most health-food stores. If you use sweetened, that’s fine as well. For gluten-free bars, use a gluten-free brand.Cornflakes would work too.Butter or Earth Balance work well in place of coconut oil if you don’t have it.

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