Monday, May 20, 2013

SRC: Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

This month's Secret Recipe Club assignment comes from one of my favorite bloggers, Jennifer at Mother Thyme.  Jennifer had guest posted for me last year with her very popular Cream Cheese Coffee Cake.  It's always fun to get to know a new blog through SRC but sometimes, it's also good to get one you know and follow already because you just know it will be filled with great recipes!   I had already bookmarked her Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies and so it seemed it was destiny that made her my assignment for the month.

What I loved about this recipe was how it tasted just like strawberry cheesecake filling.  With strawberries in season and having bought FOUR POUNDS from Costco, I added twice as much in my smoothies for extra strawberry oomph.  This made mine a bit thick so I had to add a splash of vanilla almond milk to thin it out.  It was awesome and so simple!

Jennifer topped hers with whipped cream and some graham cracker crumbs for the full cheesecake flavor experience.  Looks pretty, too!

Do you have any favorite strawberry recipes?

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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt (I used 0% Fage Greek Yogurt and added about 1/2 tsp vanilla)
  • 3 ounces light or fat free cream cheese
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 teaspoons agave nectar (I used about a tablespoon of honey)
  • Vanilla almond milk or regular milk (optional)
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients except for the milk into a blender.  Process until smooth and creamy.  If needed, add milk of choice to thin the smoothie out to your desired consistency.  Serve immediately.
Source: Modified from Mother Thyme

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14 comments:

Lisa said...

I would definitely enjoying drinking your smoothie.

Heather said...

Sounds perfect for breakfast or a treat . Just add a little protein powder and its a meal! Great combo.

Denise Browning said...

It looks summery and beyond refreshing...Definitely a must-have with the rising of the temperature everywhere!!!

Liz Berg said...

Well, who wouldn't want one of these? They look scrumptious!!!

Feast on the Cheap said...

Yum! I've made strawberry cheesecake cups before, but not a smoothie. Must try

Jennifer {Mother Thyme} said...

Hi Christine! Yay! I'm so happy you were assigned my blog for SRC this month! I love that you choose this smoothie. It is one of my favorites. :)

Chelsy Ethridge said...

I'll take the whole pitcher :)

cinnamonfreud said...

You had me at cheesecake smoothie! Love this idea, and I love the healthy aspects of it!

Amy CookingAdventures said...

Now here's a smoothie I like! Can't wait to give it a try!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

This looks divine! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

Melissa said...

This looks delicious! I love strawberry smoothies!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Oh so yummy - just in time for the strawberry season!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

This is the perfect summer refreshment!

Heide M (TM) said...

I'll have to try this.