Red, White and Blue…Berry Yogurt Cheesecake!

IMG_1555Tal and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl to the world last week. As I am sure any new parent would say, it is a surreal experience and just gets better every day. Clearly this last week has been a whirlwind, so I have not had too much time to cook. Lucky for me, I had a lot of helpful hands surrounding me. Along with all the help, we had a ton of visitors come meet our little lady.

On Saturday, I found myself with a few quiet hours in the morning and friends coming in the afternoon. I really wanted to experiment with a Fourth of July recipe and of course be a good host by having some treats ready! So I made this amazing Berry Yogurt Cheesecake. My friends think I am insane for even attempting to bake ( you probably think so also), but I promise it is so easy to make that it was possible with a one week old in the house.

The cheesecake was gone in minutes because it was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend you making it this holiday weekend!

Happy Birthday America!

Berry Yogurt Cheesecake

(adapted from Skinnytaste.com)

Ingredients:

8 Oz cream cheese

6 Oz plain Greek yogurt

¼ Cup sugar

2 Large egg whites

1 Teaspoon vanilla

1 Tablespoon whole wheat flour

1 Cup strawberries

½ Cup blueberries

Graham Cracker pie crust (I was debating making my own by processing graham crackers and mixing with a tablespoon of coconut oil before pressing in a pie tin, but I realized that was too much work so I bought a pre-made crust so you can decide what you prefer to do.)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. In a bowl, mix softened cream cheese, yogurt and vanilla using an electric mixer or a hand blender. Slowly add in the Greek yogurt, egg whites, and flour.

IMG_1544Mix until smooth. Pour into prepared pie crust. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes (until center is almost completely set).

IMG_1554As cake is baking, cut the strawberries into quarters and mix with the blueberries.

berriesRemove cake from oven when ready and allow to cool to room temperature. Top with berries and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.

IMG_1555Enjoy!

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