Lemon Cheese Cake



  • 150g Marie biscuits (or biscuits of your choice)
  • 100g of butter


  • 250g cream cheese
  • 62g milk
  • 20-25g sweetener of your choice
  • 2tsp bloomed gelatine
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • 1 lemon – juiced and zested



  1. Crush the biscuits to a fine crumb.
  2. Melt the butter.
  3. Add to the crushed biscuits.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Press into mould or bowl you wish to set in.


  1. Whip the cream to stiff peak and set aside for later use.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese and sweetener.
  3. Once beat, add the milk, lemon juice and zest.
  4. Melt the gelatine and add to the mixture on high speed.
  5. Fold in the cream.
  6. Pour onto the biscuit base.
  7. Set over night.


You can decorate as you feel.

  • I have decorated mine with leftover cheese cake mixture with pink food colouring.
  • Leave it to set. Then before you serve, whisk it so its smooth. Pipe it on top.
  • Add sugar-free marshmallows. I have cut them in half and use the leftover mixture to make them stick to the cheese cake.


Carla Claasen (23), a Type 1 diabetes patient, lives in Centurion, Gauteng. Carla is a pastry chef, click here to read her story.

FUTURELIFE® Smart Oats® open ham and cottage cheese scones


  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Original FUTURELIFE® Smart Oats®
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 180 ml low fat milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 100 gram chopped ham (can be changed to bacon, smoked salmon etc.)
  • 1 Tbsp. Robinsons Veggie Seasoning.
  • Chunky Cottage Cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 200ºC. Then combine the flour and FUTURELIFE® Smart Oats® with the baking powder and salt.
  2. Then add in the butter and mix it into the flour mixture using your hands. You should end up with a slightly more crumbly, but still floury consistency.
  3. Next whisk the egg and combine it with your milk. Then gradually mix this in with your butter and flour mixture using a flat bladed knife or a pastry blender. Make sure not to over work your dough. Mix in your Chopped Ham and Veggie Seasoning.
  4. Scoop dough into a muffin tray. Scoop 1 tsp of Cottage Cheese into a little well made with your finger into each muffin. Sprinkle with Veggie Seasoning.
  5. Brush the top with a bit of milk with a pastry brush, pop them into the oven and leave them to bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

For more information on the product used in this recipe visit: http://futurelife.co.za/product/futurelife-smart-oats/

Delicious cottage cheese flapjacks

Thistlewood products are ideal for the health conscious consumer and suitable for persons with diabetes. 

Makes approximately 12 – 15 flapjacks   
1 serving = 3 flapjacks with 1 tablespoon jam
This recipe is inspired by by dietician, Leanne Katzenellenbogen


  • 1 cup low-GI oats
  • 250 g low-fat chunky cottage cheese
  • extra large egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 4 sticks of Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • favourite sugar-free Thistlewood Jam

The Thistlewood range is available in all Dischem pharmacies, select Super Spars, Checkers Hypers, select Pick n Pay stores and The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology.


  1. Put oats into a blender, or food processor and blitz to a grainy batter.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and process into a batter. Leave to rest for about half an hour, at room temperature.
  3. Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat. (Use a little non-stick olive oil cooking spray to help keep from sticking).
  4. Pour tablespoons per flapjack into pan & allow to cook until small bubbles form (about 4-5mins) then flip & allow to cook the same on the otherside.
  5. Serve with your favourite sugar-free Thistlewood jam (which is suitable for Type 1 diabetes).

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