I’m always baffled when I hear someone tell me that they have a hard time hitting their protein requirement each day. It’s probably the easiest macro for me to hit and on any given day, I can go over without even trying or using any type of supplement/powder. I try to get roughly 120-130 grams per day and that’s mainly filled with eggs, egg whites, chicken, ground turkey, steak (always filet mignon from Costco… it’s SOOOOO good… mmmmm), high fiber breads, and greek yogurt. All macros are important to me, but protein is specifically key so I can not only maintain what I have built but also to continue to build & grow. Don’t skip your protein people… well actually, don’t skip any of your macronutrients! About a month ago when I stopped regularly tracking my macros, I had logged into MFP (myfitnesspal) and decided to log a couple of days worth of meals simply to check in and make sure I was eating enough. As it turned out, I was actually under in protein! I couldn’t believe it because again, I usually have to cut eating any type of protein by the end of the day so seeing totals of less than 100 g was totally new to me. In an attempt to make sure I would hit it for the rest of the week, I attempted to make a #procheesecake (protein cheesecake). I had made mini cheesecakes many many times, but with all of the hype around a whole pro cheesecake thing, I figured why not, let’s jump on this bandwagon!!! I had seen tons of flavors but all pretty “standard” like plain vanilla, mint, chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, blueberry, etc. None of those sparked much interest for me though and I knew I had to come up with something a bit more unique! What I finally settled on was something fruity and tangy, but perfectly sweet to satisfy my nightly dessert requirement… Strawberry Lemonade!!! I have actually made at least 4 more cheesecakes since this one and NONE of them come anywhere close. Honestly, I would pick THIS cheesecake over any and all of the ones I have made. It’s THAT good!!!!
Literally, I can’t even take it right now just looking at it…
I mean seriously? No, seriously. The cheesecake is absolute perfection on its own BUT adding a scoop of Lemon Cake Halo Top ice cream? Yeah, dead.