Strawberry Cream Cheese Smoothie

Healthy strawberry cream cheese smoothie which tastes like cheesecake!

A delightful blend of cream cheese and juicy strawberries for the ultimate treat.

For recipe breakdown, tips and more, scroll past the recipe to learn more!

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Smoothie

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Indulge in a luscious blend of frozen strawberries, creamy cream cheese, and a hint of sweetness in this irresistible Strawberry Cream Cheese Smoothie delight.

  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • For The Cheesecake:
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup/120ml almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • For The Layering:
  • 1 cup of thick yogurt
  • Toppings:
  • 1 tbsp granola

Instructions

  1. To a Nutribullet or a blender, add the frozen strawberries first, followed by the other ingredients listed under the cheesecake section of the ingredient list.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes, until smooth.
  3. Using a glass cup, layer yogurt, then pour some of the cheesecake, and continue to do that until the cup is filled.
  4. Finish with the granola and enjoy!

Notes

Once the smoothie is served, consume it immediately. 

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 357
  • Sugar: 16
  • Sodium: 280
  • Fat: 26
  • Saturated Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 9

Does This Smoothie Taste Like Cheesecake?

The smoothie does taste like cheesecake. I used cream cheese and frozen berries, creating a thick indulgent drink that tastes like your favorite dessert.

For added sweetness, I used maple syrup and a touch of vanilla. 

As the images suggest, I also layered this cream cheese smoothie. This step is optional, but I though it gave the smoothie an even more appealing look.

If you do decide to layer it like, I suggest you top the strawberry cheesecake smoothie with your favorite granola, and either enjoy the smoothie for breakfast or as a healthy dessert.

strawberry cheesecake smoothie laywed between yogurt in a glass cup

Benefits Of This Healthy Cream Cheese Smoothie:

Even though the smoothie tastes like cheesecake, it is far from unhealthy.

It contains strawberries, low fat cream cheese and peanut butter, all of these ingredients are good for you.

Some of the benefits of this strawberry smoothie include:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Strawberries are a good source of antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress in the body.
  • Contains Healthy Fats: Almond milk, cream cheese, and peanut butter contribute healthy fats, which are essential for various bodily functions.
  • High Protein Content: Cream cheese and peanut butter add a good amount of protein to the smoothie.
  • Contains Dietary Fiber: The smoothie contains dietary fiber,  which aids digestion and promotes a feeling of fullness.
  • Nutrient Variety: The smoothie incorporates a variety of nutrients, including vitamins (such as vitamin C), minerals (such as iron), and other essential micronutrients.
  • Provides Energy Boost: The smoothie provides a moderate amount of calories and can serve as a satisfying and energizing snack or meal replacement.
  • Easily Customizable: This recipe can be easily customized to suit personal preferences or dietary needs.

Ingredient Swaps And Variations Of The Smoothie

One of the best things about this smoothie is how easily it can be customized.

I have made this smoothie several times, and each time I tried making it slightly different by either swapping an ingredient or adding more ingredients.

Here are some of the variations you can try:

  • Use raspberries instead of strawberries, or even blueberries. Just make sure  they are frozen.
  • For a nut-free alternative, instead of peanut butter you can use sunflower seed butter, or simply use seeds such as chia seeds.
  • For a keto or low carb cheesecake smoothie, use half the amount of strawberries, double the quantities of cream cheese and do not use  maple syrup and vanilla. 

cream cheese smoothie served in a glass cup, topped with granola

Make It a Smoothie Bowl

The smoothie comes out quite thick, which can work well as a smoothie bowl.

Simply pour the blended smoothie onto your favorite bowl, and add your desired smoothie bowl toppings

Some toppings that work well include:

  • Cacao Nibs
  • Granola
  • Sliced Fruit 
  • Nut Butter
  • Chopped Nuts

Commonly Asked Questions And Answers From The Smoothie Community

Can I Use Yogurt Instead Of Cream Cheese In The Cheesecake Smoothie?

Yes, if you do not like the cheese flavor, simply substitute the cream cheese for thick strained yogurt.

What Is The best Type Of Cream Cheese To Use In The Smoothie?

The best cream cheese to use to make a cheesecake smoothie is low fat cream cheese. The lower the fat, the milder the flavor of cheese the smoothie will have.

Can I Make The Smoothie The Night Before?

Since the smoothie contains frozen fruit, it is best to be consumed as soon as it's made. Making it the night before and eating it the next day is not recommended, since the taste and texture might not be as pleasant.

Can I Use Fresh Strawberries Instead Of Frozen?

Preferably use frozen berries, but you can also make the smoothie with fresh berries. It just means your smoothie won't be as thick and refreshing.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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