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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....

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  • AMYJO1967
    I love cheesecake, but not sure I can have protein powder on this gluten-free adventure the doc has put me on, and wouldn't even know where to find coconut milk...? Sounds tasty though, although not sure about adding avocado to this, sounds like an oddball ingredient with that mix of other stuff.

    Good picture and message!
    3255 days ago
  • TNTSMOMIE
    So, you're gonna have to talk to me about protein powder. I have another friend who mentioned something the other day about it -- but she is working out 2x a day with P90X and in mad shape.
    How do you use it and what does it do??

    Also, the recipe sounds yummy!
    I have smoothie stuff in the freezer that I need to remember to use....I'm partial to berry/citrus smoothies. We have a Jamba Juice out here but they can be SO high in cals!!

    (also, love the picture!)
    Happy Wednesday!
    3259 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7156572
    You had me at cheesecake ;)
    Thanks for sharing! And I love the motivational photo at the end!!!
    3260 days ago
  • ANEWLORI
    YUM - I'll have to try it! And LOVE the sign....I'll have to print it and blow it up to hang at my desk and home!! SOOOO tired of starting over. Thanks for sharing my friend!!! (((hugs)))
    3260 days ago
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