Recipe for Guilt-Free Cheesecake

Sticking to resolutions can be tough, but what if there was a way you could have a cheesecake, and eat it without feeling guilty?

You can still enjoy your treats, but in moderation. It’s all about being mindful of what you eat.

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Another good idea is to make healthy alternatives to your favourite food. Pouyoukas Foods supplied us with this delicious low fat baked ricotta cheesecake that tastes just as good as the usual fattening kind. You can enjoy a guilt-free indulgence with this cheesecake.

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Baked ricotta cheesecake

(Makes 4 small ramekins)


450g chilled fresh ricotta cheese

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

50g Pouyoukas potato flour

50g Pouyoukas rice flour

4 tablespoons (60ml) castor sugar

1 lemon zest

Squeeze fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons (30ml) honey

Fresh lemon slices, to serve

Lemon rind, to serve

Honey, to serve


Place the ricotta cheese in a large bowl and break up with a fork.

Add the eggs, potato flour, rice flour, castor sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and honey.

Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.

Grease four small ramekins and divide the mixture between all four, filling each almost to the top. Place on a baking tray in a preheated 180°C oven for 20 minutes or until the cheesecake is set.

Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.

Run a knife around the edges of each cheesecake and carefully turn out.

Serve with fresh lemon slices, lemon rind and honey.

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