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Now on, to more delicious topics, like this lowcarb, super high protein Strawberry Shortcake!
As I love doing research on nutrition, a universal mantra among fitness professionals is that protein is the most important macro for satiety, as well as building and retaining muscle and collagen. The theory is, if you eat enough protein, you will be less tempted to snack on less healthy foods throughout the day. You will also prevent muscle loss and keep your metabolism in high gear, as protein is thermogenic. As I love to indulge in desserts a few times a week, I thought why not create a dessert that is super high in protein, low in fat and low in carbs, so I can eat it every day if I wanted to? People have seen amazing results from going on what is called a “protein sparing modified fast” or PSMF. For more information on this, check out the works of Craig and Maria Emmerich who pioneered PSMF. This kind of “fast” basically means several times a week you eat as much protein as possible, while keeping both carbs and fat low. This is not meant to be an everyday, long term diet, but a tool to use to get out of a diet plateau.
Before posting this recipe, as a test I tried eating a lean high protein diet, incorporating this cake, and I most definitely felt leaner and dropped a couple of pounds in one week. So I finally cracked the code on how to eat cake regularly and get away with it! This cake has just three ingredients: 1) egg whites, which need to be whipped up almost like a meringue to ensure moistness. 2) Whey protein–which is rich in protein without additional fillers, and 3) Cream of tartar, which stiffens up the egg whites during mixing and creates a sort of crackly top after baking.
Instead of frosting I used a sugar free vanilla Greek yogurt (Two Good is my favorite brand) and you can also use sugar free whipped cream but in small amounts, as that is higher in fat (unless you are on a keto diet, than add all the fat you like). I also used the lowest carb fruit, like fresh strawberries, and added a sugar free syrup to make a divine sauce to spoon on top. The cake you see in the photo is about 150 calories, 2 grams fat, and 2 grams of carbs. Adding the yogurt and berries adds about 60 more calories.
Check out the technique of how to make this cake in the video below:
So what do you think? Are you willing to give this a try? Let me know in the comments below!
Anabolic Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients
- 2 egg whites (fresh not from a carton)
- 30 grams whey protein (I used the chocolate caramel flavor by EHP Labs: https://amzn.to/3yVIL7Z
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 2 tbsp sugar free syrup I used Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener: https://amzn.to/3B3wHDw
- Optional topping: sugar free whipped cream or sugar free Greek yogurt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the baking powder and whey protein. Line a bread pan with wax or parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray. Spoon the whey mixture into the pan, and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, put the strawberries and sugar free syrup in a saucepan, stir until boiling. Let simmer about 5 minutes then set aside. Let the cake cool 10 minutes before removing from the parchment paper. Top with berries, optional yogurt, and eat immediately for the best flavor and texture.