What’s better than a good old fashioned strawberry shortcake? A gluten-free high protein strawberry shortcake! This healthy, guilt-free dessert should be the first thing on your mind when company is over or when you need a sweet treat.
Most of the ingredients for this recipe should already be in your kitchen! And if they’re not, they are all excellent investments and things you will use regularly if you’re pursuing a healthier lifestyle.
1. Strawberries Can Burn Fat
Strawberries contain anthocyanins in their red color, which can help burn stored fat in your body. Weight loss through berries = magic.
2. Strawberries Can Boost Your Memory
Anthocyanins must really wield some powerful magic, because they can also boost your short term memory within 8 short weeks by a whopping 100 percent!
3. Strawberries Are Low In Calories
One cup of strawberries only has 54 calories, yet strawberries are super high in nutrients and fiber, making them remedying and filling. And when you are eating lower calorie nutritious foods versus high-calorie junk, you can further promote weight loss.
4. Strawberries Can Lower Inflammation
Strawberries can lower the blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in your body. What is CRP? It is the signal for inflammation in your body. Lower CRP means lower inflammation. This means better health.
5. Strawberries Can Protect Your Heart
Strawberries are full of flavonoids that can lower your risk of heart disease. The number one killer in America (heart disease) has nothing on you when you eat strawberries.
6. Strawberries Can Promote Bone Health
Strawberries are abundant in potassium, magnesium and vitamin K, which are all essential for your bone health.
7. Strawberries Can Prevent Esophageal Cancer
You thought freeze-dried fruits were just sweet snacks? Turns out freeze-dried strawberries can prevent esophageal cancer.
8. Strawberries Can Keep You Younger
Sure, the number of candles on your cake will still be increasing each year, but strawberries can keep you looking young. The ellagic acid in strawberries can prevent sagging and the biotin content can build strong nails and hair.
9. Strawberries Can Promote Weight Loss
Aside from their low calorie content and fiber, strawberries also promote blood flow and oxygen in your body that can help you reach your weight loss goals.
10. Strawberries Can Promote Eye Health
Forget carrots. Okay, don’t forget about them, but know that strawberries are good for your eyes too and can lower your risk of macular degeneration.
I know you’re here for the goods, so without wasting any time, let’s dive straight into this ORIGINAL FitLife recipe!
Coconut Whip Cream
For Strawberry Sauce
For Coconut Whip Cream
Organifi Complete Protein is our very own vegan, gluten-free, organic plant-based protein powder! It contains our favorite plant proteins, including:
Because of their incredible nutritional make up, hemp seeds are often referred to as one of “nature’s perfect foods.” Hemp seeds contain ALL of the essential amino acids! This makes them an excellent plant-source of protein and for use in protein powders.
These amino acids are also important for skin health, tissue regeneration and organ repair. Hemp seeds are a superior form of protein that won’t give you the same digestive issues as whey protein formulas.
Pea protein is quickly becoming one of the most popular plant proteins among gym-goers and health-conscious folks. It has an excellent amount of amino acids. It has also been found to be beneficial for several bodily organs and is one of the best hypoallergenic proteins as it is both gluten and dairy free.
Pea protein also promotes muscle thickness. In a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, researchers found that pea protein was able to help athletes increase muscle thickness just as effectively as dairy-based proteins.
Ladies, this does NOT mean “bulky,” so don’t get confused there! It does mean better muscle definition so you can actually see your hard work paying off.
Quinoa was called the ‘Supergrain of the Future’ by Forbes Magazine, but its consumption dates back to more than 3 thousand years ago when the Incas first started to utilize its beneficial qualities. The Incas believed that quinoa gave their warriors strength and stamina. Some even call quinoa a superfood and due to its growing popularity, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 the ‘International Year Of Quinoa.’
Quinoa is a protein and nutrient-dense seed (not a grain at all!) that makes a great substitute for traditional grains. It is an excellent source of plant protein and is becoming more and more common in protein powders.
We hope you love the Fitlife original Protein Strawberry Shortcake recipe! If you come up with any cool recipes on the fly that you’d like to see live on our site, put them in the comments below!
Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean giving up all the things that you love. If you take the time to learn new habits in the kitchen, you’ll be able to impact the health of your entire family.
Remember, we’re in this together.
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