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Strawberry Lemonade Protein Cheesecake

January 8, 2015
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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…

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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.

Strawberry Lemonade Protein Cheesecake

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Dessert

Ingredients

  • 12oz 0% Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 16oz Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 2 scoops Trutein Lemon Meringue Pie Protein
  • 2 Large whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup Strawberry MuscleEgg egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 60 drops Lemon Drop Sweet Leaf Stevia
  • 1 cup strawberries (blended and divided into 1/2 cup portions))
  • 40 drops Berry Sweet Leaf Stevia
  • 1 scoop Lemon Cake Halo Top ice cream

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and coat a pie tin or spring form pan with non stick spray.
Step 2
Place all ingredients (EXCEPT strawberries and Berry stevia) in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using your whip attachment, set mixer to low and begin beating ingredients together. Increase speed to medium-high and mix until very smooth. I whip mine for at least 2-3 minutes.
Step 3
Pour batter into prepared pan. Set aside.
Step 4
Blend strawberries and Berry Sweet Leaf Stevia using a small food processor.
Step 5
Using 1/2 cup of the strawberry mixture, place tablespoons in random spots around/on top of cheesecake mixture. Use a knife and create swirls on top.
Step 6
Bake for 50-60 minutes until top shows small cracks, cheesecake has slightly pulled away from the sides of the pan, and center appears soft but not completely set. Do NOT over bake, it is better to be slightly under than over.
Step 7
Pour remaining strawberry mixture on cheesecake or per serving when completely cooled.

Note

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (makes 6 good sized servings): calories- 189, protein- 28 g, carbs- 12 c, fat- 2g (PER SLICE)

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