These Passionfruit Cheesecake Pots Are Only 133 Calories

But they taste seriously indulgent.

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Image: Food For Life Cookbook by Michelle Bridges

I often see older women who come into cafés and order a tea or coffee and a piece of cake. It’s usually in the afternoon but sometimes it’s in the morning, too. As I observe them, I wonder to myself if I’ll ever get to an age where an indulgent slice is part of my everyday diet; where I opt for the muffin as opposed to the bliss ball more often than not.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love dessert. I’ll often have some dark chocolate in the evening or a scoop of coconut ice cream in the afternoon but nothing too decadent and not every day. That is, until I tried these. Michelle Bridges passionfruit cheesecake pots are my old lady treat minus the guilt. They taste naughty but they’re not. At 133 calories per serve, it’s like eating a banana.

Passionfruit Cheesecake Pots

Serves 4
Prep: 15mins | Chill: 30mins

Ingredients

3 tablespoons light spreadable cream cheese
100 g fresh full-cream ricotta
3 tablespoons Labne
4 passionfruit, halved, seeds and juice scraped
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon pistachio kernels, finely chopped

Method

  1. Place the cream cheese and ricotta in a bowl. Using a hand-held mixer, mix on high speed for 2 minutes or until smooth.
  2. Add the labne and passionfruit and mix until well combined. Divide the mixture among four 3⁄4 cup capacity serving glasses or jars and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Top the cheesecake pots with maple syrup and chopped pistachio and serve chilled.

    food for life, michelle bridges cookbook,FOOD FOR LIFE by Michelle Bridges is published by Macmillan Australia, RRP $39.99. Available from Dymocks.

For another great recipe from her cookbook, try this healthy lunch and dinner option.

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Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. Along with her position at Sporteluxe, Georgia works as a fit model for global fashion brands including Bassike and Christopher Esber, combining her interest in fashion with her dedication to healthy living. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a burger and wine!