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.
sue @ cakeballs. cookies and more says
um it sounds yummy, like cheesecake without the fork!
Marsha Joy Baker says
Amazing recipe! I’ve made it too, and look forward to making it again soon. I have a woven tray just like the one in the photo here…=)