Strawberry cheesecake smoothie
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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

My rich and creamy strawberry cheesecake smoothie is made with fresh strawberries. It is a perfect start to your day or a great after school snack for the kids.

Summer time means lots of fresh strawberries and lots of smoothies. One of my favourites is my strawberry cheesecake smoothie. It is so easy to make, tastes delicious, and makes you feel like a million dollars. The whole family enjoys it and I make it often during the summer.

Ingredients

5 simple ingredients are all it takes to make this delicious, healthy, creamy, breakfast in 5 minutes. Take it on the go, enjoy it at home, or make it ahead and drink it when you come back from the gym.

Ingredients for strawberry smoothie

The Ingredients List:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 4 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

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The Blending

This simple and delicious summer drink recipe is so easy to make it only takes a total of 5 minutes.

Let’s start by washing and hulling the fresh strawberries. If you are using frozen, then you can skip this step. I add them directly into the blender jug as I hull them.

Strawberry cheesecake smoothie in blender

Now we are ready to build our summer drink recipe.

  • Add the milk of choice to the blender along with the strawberries.
  • Add the cream cheese to the blender.
  • Blend it all together so you have a thick gooey mess.
  • Now we can add the protein powder. I like to add the powder after so it doesn’t stick to the sides. Once we have a liquid consistency, it’s easier to add the protein. Blend again so you have a thick strawberry smoothie.
  • Add a couple of pieces of ice and blend again – this helps the fresh fruit smoothie get colder and a little more creamy.
  • You can also add the chia seeds to the blender or leave them out for now. I like to add them after I have finished blending, and just mix them in with a spoon.
Strawberry creamcheese smoothie top view

Serving Options

I like to server mine right away, but if you don’t have time to make it and drink it right away, you can make it ahead and drink it later. If you do this, skip adding the ice. Place it in an air tight container if possible and place it in the fridge. When ready to consume, add some ice and enjoy it cold. Remember to shake it well before you drink.

Fresh vs Frozen Berries

I have often been asked why I use fresh berries instead of frozen berries. My answer is simple. Use whatever kind you have available to make your strawberry smoothie recipe. This smoothie is very versatile. If I am using fresh, then I like to add some ice to the blender. When using frozen straberries, I let them thaw out a little bit so they can be easily blended.

Strawberry cheesecake smoothie in a jar

How do I Freeze Fresh Strawberries?

During the strawberry season, we go berry picking and often end up with too many to use right away. I make a lot of this fresh fruit smoothie recipe with them, but I also tend to freeze them from time to time when I don’t have time to use them all. To freeze them and ensure that they don’t stick to each other when you want to use them, I wash and hull them. Then arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and let them sit in the freezer for about an hour. Once they have started to freeze, I transfer them into individual containers so I can use them as needed.

Strawberry cheesecake smoothie

Milk Options and Choices

Although I usually make my fresh fruit smoothie with cows milk, I have enjoyed it with other non-dairy milk such as:

  • Oat milk – this gives it a little bit of an oat breakfast like taste.
  • Cashew nut milk – this is a much lighter milk than dairy, but it’s got a much creamier consistency when blended in with the strawberries.
  • Coconut milk – I love to add a couple of tablespoons of coconut milk to the smoothie from time to time. This completely alters the flavour and gives it a real tropical taste.

I love making summer drinks from fresh berries and this versatile recipe has to be one that will become your favourite too. Alter it to your liking and try it in as many different ways as you can.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Course: BreakfastCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

3

minutes
Blending time

2

minutes
Calories

389

kcal
Total time

5

minutes

My rich and creamy strawberry cheesecake smoothie is made with fresh strawberries. It is a perfect start to your day or a great after school snack for the kids.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries

  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese

  • 4 scoops of vanilla protein powder

  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Directions

  • Wash, hull and add the fresh strawberries to a blender jug.
  • Add the milk of choice as well as the cream cheese to the blender along with the strawberries.
  • Blend it all together so you have a thick gooey mess.
  • Once it’s blended add the protein powder. I like to add the powder after so it doesn’t stick to the sides. Blend again so you have a thick strawberry smoothie.
  • Add a couple of pieces of ice and blend again – this helps the fresh fruit smoothie get colder and a little more creamy.
  • You can also add the chia seeds to the blender or leave them out for now. I like to add them after I have finished blending, and just mix them in with a spoon.
  • Enjoy cold.
Nutrition for strawberry smoothie

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