21 Day Fix Approved Pumpkin Cheesecake

The idea of starting a Blog has been pondering in my head for months now if not for years. I have been told by several people that i should start one…but lets be real I am not the most tech savvy,so the thought of it was very daunting to me. Let be real i can’t type fast so by the time I am done i hardly ever proof read it so It ends up with at least 100 mistakes lol.

So Please do not be alarmed I will try my best but I am usually struggling to fit everything in life so if things are not correct me please be kind!! I am Hoping this becomes a new hobby love creating new healthy recipes.After all Life is about learning and having fun right? Who really read the blogs anyway? Is all for the recipes right?!…

I have always loved to cook and once I started to really get into heath and fitness did I find a passion for making things that were healthy and by no means boring.I need to haver excitement when it comes to food I LOVE FOOD!! I also love to go out to new places and get ideas and try to think of ways to make them healthy.

So where this idea began~ Yesterday, as I am following the count down to competion eating plan for the 21 day fix extreme this week and I was trying to find ways to satisfy my sweet craving. Since this diet is high on protein and low on carbs it got my brain thinking what can I make??Since it was the start of September I knew it was time to start my Pumpkin Craze!! I LOVE PUMPKIN! even better it is a considered a veggie in the 21 day fix, after all it is a squash. When i found this out it made my month!! So I got some ideas and went for it and made a 21 day fix approved pumpkin cheesecake.

I had to be teased and watch my boyfriend eat it and rave it about last night..HOWVER I Just got to sit down and actually eat it finally after work tonight. I really had to practice self control i could of easily ate the whole thing … But i knew after having this and the craze amount of people where dying to try this recipe i knew i need to share and start the blog so I can out all my awesome creations in one place to be able to come back to!

Ok so what you will need~
~2 cups cottage(2%) cheese
~1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt
~1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree (not pie filling)
~2 eggs
~3 tbs of almond flour
~1 tsp of vanilla extract

21 day fix approved Pumpkin cheesecake
21 day fix approved Pumpkin cheesecake

~1 tsp of cinnamon
~1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
~1 tsp of stevia
~1 tbs of maple syrup
~A few zests of orange ( you can use lemon zest( i switched to orange at the last min to give it a sweeter flavor) or eliminate it all together. But just a little goes a long way but the zest gives a nice fresh taste.)

This is what you do~
1) Preheat the oven to 350 and spray with coconut oil spray a small pie pan. Mine is really small like 7 or 8 inches.

2) Blend the cottage cheese in a blender till it is smooth and no longer clumpy. Once smooth add the remaining ingredients into the blender till all mixed together and smooth.

3)Put it all the greased pan. I made a swirl on mine with cinnamon just get a knife and dip it in water and cinnamon and keep repeating it till you get the swirl you want.

4) Bake for 30-35 mins the edges should be coming away from the sides of the pan thats when you know it is done.

5) Put in the fridge for a few hours or over night

6) I topped with a few crushed cashews to give it the crunch texture and was nice made it feel like it had a crust even though it did not have one!

Now what? enjoy and let me know if you try it!! I am going to making it again for sure with a new spin on it i am sure so stay tuned for my recipes with Mixing in the Kitchen with Michelle! Until then Keep it fun and healthy!!


20 thoughts on “21 Day Fix Approved Pumpkin Cheesecake”

  1. I’m so excited you started this blog! Keeping up with your MOUTH WATERING posts was getting exhausting! Lol
    You definitely are inspiring and make this process easier for me with your motivation! So, i thank you in advance for all of your future posts šŸ˜„
    Especially doing the C2C, you’ve made it doable for me.
    Can you include container equivalents in your recipes too?? …To see what days I can fit your wonderful dishes into šŸ˜„
    I’m so excited for you and everyone benefiting from it!
    You go girl!

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    1. Thanks so muh Vanessa that means so much to me!! I am glad I can be inspiring! In my research I found it hard to find a lot of ideas for the c2c so I had to get creative!!

      Hoping I can motivate and help inspire others so happy that I can help motivate you as well!! Thanks for all your support!!


      1. Well noted for the container break down I will go back and edit that in… Just getting used to this whole blogging and the website and my phone laptop not cooperating lol!!


  2. I TRIED the math for this.. I THINK that you can eat 1/6 of the entire pie and only count it as 1/2 red and .1 of a green and one of your daily sweeteners.. Which is pretty amazing for a dessert.. I am going to have to try this one out..


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