If You Love Cheesecake....
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Like I do...have I got a deal for you : ) I am always trying to find something good and quick to make a smoothie out of....something to keep it interesting and nutritious. I hit a combo that I love and thought I'd share....it makes a great meal, treat, or a perfect post workout recovery option. I make this in my magic bullet, but if you have a good blender, it should work great.
1/2 C. Frozen strawberries(unsweetened and thawed slightly in micro.)
1/2 - 1 Full scoop of vanilla protein powder(depending on whether this is a treat or meal/recovery snack)
3 T. Coconut milk (if it is solid in can, liquify in micro. so it will blend in better)
1/4 - 1/2 C. Fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese(again depending on calorie range/nutrients needed for either treat or meal)
Fill to cover with almond milk
1 Truvia packet
A few ice cubes...then blend.
This is so good and tastes so similar to cheesecake...I love greek yogurt and use it too...but the taste is tangier and not nearly like the cheesecake taste I love from the above. A vegan option is tofu in place of the cottage cheese....which is good...but not near the same. For an even silkier texture with a little extra oomph...1/4 of avocado thrown in is nice too. It is thicker with half a banana...but the banana always overpowers the flavor that I like. I have also done this with cocoa powder in place of the strawberries as well as blueberries....each equally delicious and decadent. It's not a calorie breaker...full of good nutrients/protein and satisfies that craving for something that taste good on the lips but looks bad on the hips : ) Give it try! Leaving you with something I saw today that spoke to me....I intend to look at it often....