Healthy Tips

Cranberry and almond protein cheesecake

1 Cheesecake

By Lorraine Chung

Serves: Roughly 8 slices

Prep time: 20 minutes

(Plus 2 hours freezer and 10-20 minutes thawing) 


Cranberry and almond protein cheesecake photo

Base ingredients

  • 1 cup cashew nuts,ground
  • 1-2 tsp coconut oil

Cheesecake filling ingredients

  • 200g (just under 1 cup) cottage cheese, creamed
  • 1 scoop of IsoWhey Madagascan Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp honey/agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Ripe banana, sliced
  • Sprinkle of walnuts
  • Sprinkle of dried cranberries
  • Sprinkle of slivered almonds

Chocolate drizzle

1 tbs cacao powder
1 tbs coconut oil, melted
1 tbs honey



1. Mix together the base ingredients and press down into a 10cm spring form cake tin and place in freezer

2. Mix together cheesecake filling ingredients and pour on top of base

3. Add toppings

4. Mix together chocolate drizzle ingredients and drizzle over cheesecake

5. Freeze for a couple of hours
Note: Remember to leave the cheesecake to thaw into a creamier texture at room temperature before biting into it. ENJOY!


Cacao is one of the world’s most ancient and well-loved flavours.
After the beans of the cacao tree have been harvested, they are allowed to ferment in order to reduce the natural bitterness. The beans are then gently roasted, the moist butter is removed and the remaining ‘cocoa presscake’ is then ground into a fine powder.1
Cacao is naturally high in antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, which may prevent some of the damage caused by free radicals.
It is also an excellent source of a selection of key minerals, like iron, magnesium and potassium, each of which plays a multitude of vital roles in the body.


1) Always prepare a few extra healthy meals and snacks on the weekend to make it easier to eat clean during the course of the week. If you are stuck for ideas check out my YouTube channel BakingMadGymAddict where I have uploaded over 60 videos with meal prep inspirations.

2) Use a personal trainer for a couple of sessions to help you get familiar with the gym and the equipment. There are plenty of free strength workout plans online that you can download and use.

3) Always take your gym gear to work or have it ready in your car so you have no excuses.

4) Eat each meal slowly and mindfully and brush your teeth after every meal.