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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Cheesecake and a Giveaway [No-bake, guilt-free, low carb, grain-free]

Today we’ve got another tasty low carb, grain free, high protein no-bake cheesecake that requires only 4 ingredients and also a giveaway! The first is based off my easy 3 ingredient chocolate protein cheesecake and the latter is based off the fact that I missed my opportunity to use freebie coupons when I had the chance and thought I’d let you guys benefit from my loss instead of just tossing them!

chocolate covered strawberry protein cheesecake and a dash of cinnamon

Anybody up for a giveaway? Anybody up for another delicious cheesecake recipe?

Here’s the situation. I was given a bunch of these coupons for a free bottle of core hydration water right before I moved. We all know that was a busy time (ok all my time seems to be busy, but that’s besides the fact lol) and that I was trying hard to use up all my food stores etc in order to move as little as possible! Therefore, I was not about to go get a bunch of waters to add to the load. Besides, I actually am not a fan of bottled water AT ALL. I prefer to use my reusable metal water bottle and carry it with me everywhere (any one who knows me can vouch for this statement haha). Sometimes, though, on occasion, I can see the use of disposable plastic water bottles.

I’m on team reusable water bottles

Anyway, obviously I didn’t use them before I trekked across the country to take up residence in my new home. I recently found them as I was unpacking and went to look for them in my local store. They didn’t have them. Neither did the other store I tried. So, I went home and looked up the closest place to find them. They are a good half hour away and we all know I don’t have time for a special trip to pick up some water especially when I prefer my own water bottle anyway haha. Therefore, I figured I might as well put them up as a giveaway for you guys!


Full disclaimer here, I’ve never tried this water before. However, if you want to check out their website here is the link! They have both a ph-balanced line that has electrolytes and minerals in it and a flavored organic water line that has antioxidants. Not too shabby it seems. I tried to find an ingredient list, but alas could not. I’ll have to admit, the flavors sound awesome! They even have interesting ones like orchard pear which is intriguing. I usually drink plain water, but I’m not going to lie, I’m a huge fan of flavored water, but always check the ingredient list since a lot of flavored water out there is packed with sugar and therefore not doing you any good.

No matter how you get your water, though, my MAIN GOAL is for people to get and stay hydrated! I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for your body to be properly hydrated and the majority of people do not drink enough. Especially when it is hot outside, many people don’t realize how much you lose without even realizing it! People who are very active, those who work outside and the elderly are at particular risk.

So, enter below for your chance to make use of my loss! In the meantime feel free to try out another yummy protein cheesecake 🙂 Here is a link if you missed the basic recipe with step by step instructions to my chocolate protein cheesecake!

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Let me know what you think if you’ve ever tried this water before!

Anybody else miss out on opportunities because they forgot about it, or just didn’t have the time to make use of what you were given?

chocolate covered strawberry protein cheesecake and a dash of cinnamon
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Cheesecake {No-bake, guilt-free, low carb, grain-free} and a Giveaway
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chocolate covered strawberry protein cheesecake and a dash of cinnamon
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Cheesecake {No-bake, guilt-free, low carb, grain-free} and a Giveaway
Print Recipe
  1. Dice your strawberries and set aside
  2. Add all the other ingredients into your food processor and process until smooth
  3. Fold in your strawberries
  4. If you want it to be a stand alone as pictured, use a greased ramekin or dish of choice depending on number of servings you are hoping to make. (If you want to leave it in the dish, then no greasing is needed). Use a spatula to place mixture into dish of choice.
  5. Pop in the freezer for ~45 minutes (It should be firm to the touch, but not solid)
  6. If want stand alone, use a knife along the edges and flip over onto serving plate. If not, just serve from the dish and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*If you forget about it in the freezer, don't worry! Just take it out and place in the fridge to thaw out a bit.

*Too soft, don't worry about that either! Just stick back in the freezer for a little bit. It's a very forgiving recipe.

I honestly usually just stick my food processor bowl and lid (without the blade) into the freezer and eat it straight from there. Less to do and less to clean. But, if you are looking to serve these, then feel free to place them in ramekins and pop them out like I have here!

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I link up with Deborah and Sarah’s, and running on happy’s/ the fit foodie mama’s Meatless Monday, #recipeoftheweek, Best of the BlogosphereHomestead Blog Hop,  glutenfreefridays,#healthyveganfridays,  What’s for Dinner, Sunday Fitness and FoodGraciousPantry

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  • Sammi August 21, 2016, 6:13 PM

    Hey girl! I stay hydrated by drinking tons of homemade decaf unsweetened sun tea as well as homemade infused waters. I think the cucumber waters are my favorite as I feel like I am in a swanky spa 😉 Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 22, 2016, 6:32 AM

      Hahaha yes I can see why cucumber water would make you feel like you were in the spa! I think I should try that out too haha

  • paige c August 14, 2016, 7:18 PM

    I stay hydrated by constantly drinking and refilling my water bottle and always taking it with me wherever i go!

  • JW August 14, 2016, 9:28 AM

    I stay hydrated by drinking lemon water. It definitely tricks me into drinking more!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 14, 2016, 11:21 AM

      I love lemon water. My mom claims its because she craved it when she was pregnant with me. I agree. It’s a great addition.

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome August 14, 2016, 8:43 AM

    I’ve never heard of core waters. My go-to is le croix… Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 14, 2016, 11:20 AM

      Oh yeah! I first tried la Croix a little over a year ago. DEF a fan! I love sparkling waters haha. They have so many flavors too, but I haven’t tried them all

  • Angela August 13, 2016, 4:52 PM

    I LOVE the Core Water! I need to try the Infusions. Thanks for sharing this great giveaway at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up 🙂

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 13, 2016, 5:46 PM

      Aw man! That’s what everyone keeps telling me! I keep getting more bummed that I didn’t get a chance to use any (I have a bunch) before I moved. Feel free to enter!

  • Jordan August 11, 2016, 10:50 PM

    Lots and lots of water and hydrating foods like cucumber, melon, berries, lettuce, etc. This stuff sounds great!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 12, 2016, 6:34 PM

      That sounds like a great way to stay hydrated! From what I’ve been told it IS awesome. Sort of bummed that I missed out on using them because I have a bunch!

  • Lauren August 9, 2016, 7:07 AM

    oh yum— I would have never thought to add the cottage cheese— I need to try this!!

  • Christina August 8, 2016, 8:52 PM

    Post-run, I usually have a glass of water with a Nuun tablet. Sometimes, I have a bit of Gatorade if I feel the need for sugar. Otherwise, it’s a smoothie after long runs!

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 9, 2016, 7:43 AM

      What’s a Nuun tablet? I can’t say I’ve heard of that before but am intrigued! I do love a good smoothie too!

      • Christina August 9, 2016, 7:46 AM

        Oh! Nuun I’d a brand of electrolyte tablets, that fizz up in a glass of water. They’re great because they don’t have any strange chemicals, and come in amazing flavors.

  • Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands August 8, 2016, 6:31 PM

    Sounds good! I’ll have to make this for my youngest since she always needs more protein options and likes cottage cheese.
    Happy Meatless Monday, thank you for linking up with us!

  • Farrah August 8, 2016, 6:14 PM

    Yay for Core hydration! 😀 I’ve tried the water but not the flavored ones that they have yet. :O The water was super good though! I stay hydrated by dragging a water bottle everywhere I go with me!

    Can’t wait to try making that cheesecake! *-*

  • Rachel August 8, 2016, 12:57 PM

    Core hydration is AMAZING. I love it. And cheesecake smoothies aren’t too bad either. 😉

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 8, 2016, 5:42 PM

      Aw man! So far everything I’ve heard about it has been positive. Sad I didn’t get a chance to use my coups when I had them. I have a whole bunch, too!

  • sprouty_fw August 8, 2016, 8:19 AM

    Would it be possible for you to do a cheesecake recipe that is dairy free??

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 8, 2016, 5:41 PM

      Hm…I could certainly try whenever I get back home in a couple of months! I’ve got bunch of recipes stocked up for these times I’m away, but all of the cheesecake ones are with cottage cheese so far that I have. I have some ideas that may work for dairy free and will try to experiment for you at some point!

  • How interesting with the cottage cheese! Thanks for joining us for meatless Monday today have a great week

  • Suzy August 8, 2016, 7:24 AM

    I only have vanilla protein powder, but I think that would work.

    • AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 8, 2016, 5:32 PM

      Yep, or just add some cocoa powder to your vanilla protein powder! Start small, maybe 1 t and taste test it since plain cocoa powder can be bitter if you add too much

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