Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie

February 14, 2014
Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie - Roasted strawberries lend depth of flavor while cottage cheese brings a consistency similar to a milk shake

One of the many things I love

about My Gym ..

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie - Roasted strawberries lend depth of flavor while cottage cheese brings a consistency similar to a milk shake

Is the wealth of ideas for feeding your body well

A friend & I sat putting on our shoes .. a container of protein powder sticking out of her bag .. “OK, gotta ask .. what are your favorite ways to eat it?” 30 seconds later I reached for my notebook     “Wait .. will you say that again?”

I lingered longer than normal after kickboxing .. a husband & wife heading back to work .. she handed him a smoothie .. “Do tell .. what's in it?” Everyone within ear shot started to offer their favorite tips & tricks .. what a wealth of knowledge!

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie - Roasted strawberries lend depth of flavor while cottage cheese brings a consistency similar to a milk shake

This recipe came from a coach .. wanting for something other than her standard greek yogurt smoothie .. she searched Pinterest & found this recipe .. “I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner! Of course .. cottage cheese”   

I couldn't resist .. roasted strawberries are wonderful .. cottage cheese a fridge staple .. and smoothies are a world I've been wanting to delve further into. Not to mention the recipe was a perfectly balanced meal.

The end result, as expected, was absolutely delicious .. though its consistency offered a surprise. The creamy texture was similar to a shake made of ice cream .. something I've never experienced in a smoothie made from yogurt or milk.

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie - Roasted strawberries lend depth of flavor while cottage cheese brings a consistency similar to a milk shake

Other reasons I love the idea of a smoothie made from cottage cheese

If you're not a fan of cottage cheese because of its texture, but the time your smoothie is blended, you wouldn't know it's there. Greek yogurt or a medium sized frozen banana would be great replacements

Maybe the tang of greek yogurt is off-putting? This offers an alternative way to get your protein

Not a fan of fruit on its own? Again .. an alternative way to add it to your meals

I think I'll be doing some Pinterest searching of my own .. in the very near future

Enjoy!

xoxo

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ps:  I've also been enjoying this smoothie with spiced walnuts sprinkled on top

pps:  I'd be remiss to part without speaking of vodka. Often, I'll make a couple servings of a smoothie at a time .. freezing some for another day. The problem .. the second serving emerges hard as a rock. A trick that works for me .. since alcohol doesn't freeze .. and vodka doesn't impart an intrusive taste .. for every 2 cups or so of finished smoothie .. I'll blend in a Tbsp or so. If you're feeling extra fancy .. a bit of Champagne or Rose would compliment the strawberries beautifully 

~ Tips for making homemade ice cream softer come from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop .. and also online .. here

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie - Roasted strawberries lend depth of flavor while cottage cheese brings a consistency similar to a milk shake

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~ Adapted from minimalist baker.com .. here

Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup strawberries sliced
  • 2 tsp coconut olive, or grapeseed oil
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder optional .. my favorite is from Food Coach NYC
  • 1 Tbsp honey sweetener of choice
  • 8-12 ice cubes depending on preferred thickness
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 1/4 tsp chia seeds for thickening optional
  • 1 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F
  • Place strawberries on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with oil and toss.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the strawberries are soft and juices have begun to release.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes or more.
  • Add all of the ingredients, except the graham cracker crumbs, to a blender.
  • Blend until well combined.
  • Serve immediately with the graham cracker crumbs (if using) either sprinkled on top or swirled throughout
Serves: 1
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 305
Total Fat 5.13g
Carbohydrates 35.03g
Sugars 25.78g
Protein 37.82g
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  • Reply Ana De- Jesus April 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    It just goes to show that Pinterest is a handy way of finding delicious recipes! I love the sound of this cheesecake protein smoothie x

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