Brookes Low-Cal Passionquilla

Enjoy the flavours of summer with this refreshing Brookes Low-Cal Passionquilla recipe.

Perfect for those hot summer days, Brookes Low-Cal is the perfect beverage partner this season for those seeking a healthier alternative without compromising on flavour. The 6% fruit juice content guarantees the deliciously fruit flavour you all love in your favourite squash drinks and with 95% less sugar in a bottle and low-kilojoules, it’s the healthier choice for anyone who is living with diabetes.

Finding healthier alternatives can be difficult when options are few and you are craving something sweet and refreshing. That’s why Brookes Low-Cal crafted a fruit squash drink, specifically geared to help make healthy choices easier.

Taste more out of life and let’s get living and loving life even more.

Try this excitingly, zesty Passionquilla recipe for a refreshing twist to your summer delights.

INGREDIENTS (per serving)

  • 2 shots of Brookes Low-Cal Passionfruit
  • 1 passionfruit, cut into wedges
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1 can (200ml) soda water
  • Crushed or blended ice


  1. Crush ice in a blender and pour into a highball glass or jam jar.
  2. Add the two shots of Brookes Low-Cal Passionfruit.
  3. Top up with soda water and stir.
  4. Add 1 passionfruit wedge.
  5. Add fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish.

BROOKES Low-Cal is a low kilojoule squash drink that comes in a variety of fruity flavours. It’s proudly endorsed by Diabetes South Africa and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It can be enjoyed by making mocktails or refreshing juice drinks, as part of a diabetic-friendly diet.

Read about how this low-kilojoule drink is perfect for a diabetic-friendly eating plan.

Brookes Low-Cal is available at all leading supermarkets.

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NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving)

Energy Sugars Fat Salt Saturates
Per  100ml serving <14 kJ <0.2  g <0.1 g <0.1 g <0.1 g

Huletts Xylitol Cheesecake

This delicious Huletts Xylitol Cheesecake is the perfect dessert choice for family gatherings over the festive season. It’s covered with fresh strawberries and blueberries and has a creamy blueberry filling. The added bonus is that the recipe is approved by the GI Foundation of SA and Diabetes SA.

Serving: 16 (1 x 23cm cheesecake)



  • 200g sugar-free digestive biscuits (1 packet)
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) soft tubs margarine, light, melted


  • 750g (3 tubs) smooth low-fat cottage cheese
  • 250ml (1 cup) blueberries
  • 45ml (3 Tbsp.) corn flour
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp.) vanilla essence
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) Huletts EquiSweet Xylitol


  • 15ml (1 Tbsp.) Huletts EquiSweet Xylitol
  • 125ml (1/2 cup or tub) low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries



  1. Preheat the oven to 160⁰. Grease a 23cm springform tin.
  2. Place the biscuits in a food processor and blend to make crumbs. Mix with the melted margarine.
  3. Press the crumb mix into the base of the tin and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.


  1. Place the low-fat cottage cheese, blueberries, corn flour, vanilla essence and Huletts EquiSweet Xylitol into a food processor and blend together until well combined.
  2. Pour over the base of the chilled crust and bake for 45 minutes or until set.
  3. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before placing in the refrigerator for two hours. Gently loosen the tin and remove the cake.


    1. Carefully stir the Huletts EquiSweet Xylitol into the low-fat cottage cheese and gently spread over the top of the cheesecake.
    2. Decorate the cheesecake with the berries before serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving)

Nutrients per serving: One serving or 1/16th of the cheesecake is equivalent to: 1/2 portion starch + ½ portion fruit + 1 portion low-fat dairy/protein.

Energy Protein Carbohydrates Fat Fibre
Per serving   598 kJ  6.9 g 14.2 g 6.2 g 30.7 g