Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
April 12, 2016 11 Comments
I love adding the word “cheesecake” to any recipe I can find.
Who doesn’t want to read about cheesecake? If this blog was more fun, I could rant about beefcake as well (my favorites are Daniel Craig and Ben Affleck – who I would like to add are age appropriate beefcake for me since I am 46).
Alas, we are stuck with only cheesecake and today we can make it in a blender without any cheese. This recipe works because you use Greek yogurt which is naturally sour (like cream cheese) and a hit of citrus which is key in making it taste like cheesecake.
I don’t exactly know why this recipe is so perfect but it is. If you don’t have a citrus zester, this is your moment. The flavor in a lemon peel is a zero calorie extravaganza but if you dig into the white pith – it is too bitter.
My citrus zester is one of my favorite single use kitchen tools (see below) because it works! I make two servings of this and then save some for the next day.
Feel free to cut the recipe in half to make only one of these for an in season snack. Strawberries are here!
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe
Makes 2 servings
2 cups frozen strawberries
½ cup plain Greek yogurt, non-fat
½ cup milk, skim (or whatever you have)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Blend strawberries, yogurt, milk, and lemon zest until smooth and frothy.
If the smoothie is not sweet enough for your liking, add teaspoons of honey until it works for you.
One serving (about 1 ¼ cup) is 115 calories, 1.3 g fat, 0.8 g saturated fat, 18.9 g carbohydrates, 13.2 g sugar, 7.7 g protein, 3.1 g fiber, 55 mg sodium, 5 SmartPts
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