My new favorite smoothie! I have been making more smoothies since little Juliana is not too keen on a lot of proteins. She does love milk though.
This strawberry cheesecake smoothie is from Cupcakes and Kale Chips. Usually I love my green smoothie. I have tried others like blueberry smoothies and even the green monster. I must be the only person on the planet who doesn’t like it because it is all over Pinterest and I can’t stand the peanut butter flavor with the rest of it. Oh well! I’m weird – big surprise 🙂
I have tried this several ways of course which is what I try to do on every recipe before posting. The strawberries are better frozen. But in a pinch, you can use fresh ones instead and it ends up more like a thick strawberry milk drink instead of your expected frozen smoothie. The photo is from my iPod because my camera battery was dead!
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
yield 1 serving
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 frozen banana
3 ounces of vanilla yogurt (also tried and liked it with plain yogurt with 1/2 T. honey and 1 tsp. vanilla because I usually have plain on hand)
1 ounce cream cheese (also tried 1/3 less fat and just as good)
1/2 cup milk
1. Throw it all in a blender and enjoy!
Tips: My blender does well when I put in some liquid first and then the frozen on top. When using most frozen ingredients, I have to stop the blender and stir often. I didn’t have to stir ever when I used fresh strawberries. I usually let the machine run the entire time I put the ingredients away to make sure it is blended nice and smooth.