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Healthy Key Lime Cheesecake (sugar free, gluten free, high protein)
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Healthy Key Lime Cheesecake

Servings: 1 9" cheesecake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
This Healthy Key Lime Cheesecake tastes like key lime pie in cheesecake form! It's sweet and delicious, yet sugar free, gluten free, and high protein!


Animal Cracker Crust:

  • cups Animal Cracker Crumbs (I used homemade*)
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 24 oz  Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 8 oz  Neufchâtel Cream Cheese (or ⅓ Less Fat Cream Cheese), room temp
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1 tbs Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 1 tbs  Key Lime Zest
  • cup Key Lime Juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 9" springform pan with parchment paper.  Place a sheet of parchment paper on the springform base, then close the springform "ring" onto the base, tightly trapping the parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the animal cracker crumbs, salt, and almond milk.  It should look like a dough.  Press the mixture into the prepared pan and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add the yogurt and cream cheese.  Mix on medium speed until completely smooth.
  • Reduce the speed to low and add one egg at a time.  When completely smooth, add the stevia and key lime zest.
  • Bake the crust you set aside earlier in the oven for 14 minutes.  While that bakes, finish off the filling.
  • Finally, add the key lime juice to the mixer to whisk until the crust is done baking.
  • Take the crust out of the oven, then pour in the cheesecake filling.  Bake for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes.  Let cool at room temperature, then cover and refrigerate overnight.  The next day, slice, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. *Graham Crackers also work!
  2. The recipe above is my revised recipe. I originally posted a Key Lime Cheesecake recipe back in 2013 but felt like it could use some work on the texture.  Just in case you wanted to see the previous recipe and/or the changes I made, I’m providing the old recipe here:
  • Graham Cracker Crust: (Yields an 8″ Cheesecake)
  • Cheesecake Filling:
    • 2½ cups Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
    • 3 Large Eggs
    • 3 Large Egg Whites
    • 2½ tsp Stevia Extract
    • 1 tbs Organic Corn Starch
    • pinch of Key Lime Zest
    • ¾ cup Key Lime Juice
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Key Lime Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/12th of cheesecake)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 290mg13%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Keyword: Cream Cheese, Gluten Free, High Protein, Sugar Free