Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

February 21, 2024   18 Comments

This strawberry cheese cake smoothie is a dream. I love adding the word “cheesecake” to any recipe I can find.

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

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 Edris Elba – who I would like to add are age appropriate beefcake for me since I am 49).

This recipe isn’t actually a take on real cheesecake. There are a multitude of blogs that cover cheesecake and they are far more popular than mine. The dessert blogs are some of the biggest food blogs out there.

I often wonder what kind of money I could have made if I had chosen to write about stunning cupcakes.

Alas, we are stuck with faux 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. You do not need fresh strawberries to make this smoothie which makes it more affordable and easy to whip up without a trip to the grocery store. You can use them, though, and you will bring the YUM factor up!

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.

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe

1.9 from 27 reviews

Makes 2 servings

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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.

Nutrition Facts

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, 4 Blue, 4 Purple, 5 Green SmartPoints

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Thank U for all the research and time Lisa you share with all of us. Just wanted some thoughts on non-fat products. I have read over and over our bodies need the fats left in our foods to be processed correctly in the body. As foods that are healthy for u it's the portion sizes we choose and the ingredients. 😍

I make really good cheesecake (not healthy), but I absolutely hate cheesecake. I can't bring myself to even eat cream cheese. But this 'cheesecake' recipe, I might be able to drink! :D

Would this work if I put in a bunch of baby kale or spinach? I've never had it be a flavour issue.

I will be shopping for these ingredients Friday when I shop to start testing smoothie recipes for the coming warmer weather. My favorite "beefcake" currently is David Bonerez on 'Bones'.

Curious how you get 5 points for 1 serving with just 1/4 c. fat free yogurt and 1/4 cup milk? Is it the honey? I might try with blueberries, but not for 5 points. Thanks!

@Rachel - this would work with spinach and kale. Please try it and let me know how you like it!

@Robin - Because it is a smoothie - I have to include the strawberries in the calculation (at least that is what I can glean from WW website).

Thanks for your questions!

Oh yeah, I forgot about that little detail. Thanks for checking and keeping me honest! Robin

Hi! Can I use fresh strawberries?

@Miranda - yes! It won't be as thick or cold - but it will be delicious.

while we are in the cheesecake vein i would like to offer my nice and dare i say healthy version. i use low fat cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream. whirr it up with only 1/4 cup sugar a little vanilla and some lemon rind and pour in no sugar added grahm crust. it is delicious. more details if anyone would like.

This was super yummy. I like the lemon zest. No honey needed for me.

A big thank to you Lisa.
This looks fantastic!
I can't wait to try it.

Lisa you make me laugh :)

Best smoothie I've made is with Kefir - plain unsweetened - about 8 oz.

A scoop of your favorite protein powder (chocolate or vanilla) for extra protein if you want.

A dollop of Polaner Sugar Free with Fiber Strawberry Preserves.

And a bunch of frozen strawberries.

Blend in blender - and enjoy this thick delicious smoothie.

I get the ww points may be affected if the fruit is made into a smoothie but it doesn't seem reflected in the strawberry frozen yogurt recipe. Am I missing something?

Did you use frozen strawberries with sugar or without?

This is totally off topic but when you are using the zest of citrus fruits do you use organic?

This strawberry cheesecake smoothie recipe sounds absolutely delightful! I'm all for adding "cheesecake" to any recipe too – it just instantly makes everything sound more indulgent and delicious.

I appreciate the creativity in making a faux cheesecake smoothie without any actual cheese. Using Greek yogurt and citrus zest to mimic that tangy cheesecake flavor is such a clever idea. Plus, the fact that you don't need fresh strawberries for this recipe makes it even more convenient.

I'll definitely be giving this recipe a try soon, especially since I have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing this refreshing and guilt-free treat!

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