Cream Cheese Smoothie With Strawberries tastes just like a cheesecake, but made in a drink! I know you are probably thinking it’s pretty disgusting to use cream cheese in a smoothie, but hear me out.
The cheesecake dessert has cream cheese in it, and it’s absolutely fine.
Why can’t we have a dessert-like smoothie using cream cheese in a smoothie too?
This keto strawberry smoothie with cream cheese is low on carbs and high on protein and nutrients. Also, believe it or not, this smoothie recipe only has 4 ingredients. and these ingredients are pretty awesome!
– Cream Cheese
– Chia Seeds
The sweetening comes naturally from the strawberries, and believe me, that’s all the sweetness you will need.
The chia seeds add nutrients and protein to this smoothie, yes, but it also plays an important role in thickening this strawberry cream cheese smoothie.
Can You Use Cream Cheese Instead Of Yogurt In Smoothies?
Can you use cream cheese in a smoothie? You can absolutely use cream cheese in smoothies instead of yogurt.
However, if you don’t want to taste the cheesy flavor of the smoothies, use low-fat cream cheese.
Full-fat cream cheese can make the taste of cheese a bit overpowering.
Cream cheese serves the same purpose as yogurt does – thickens the smoothies and adds protein to them. Next time you have cream cheese at home, use it in your smoothies.
How To Make Cream Cheese Low Carb Smoothie With Strawberries:
As mentioned above, you will need the following ingredients:
– Cream Cheese (low fat)
– Fresh strawberries
– Chia Seeds
We used full-fat original Philadelphia cream cheese, to begin with, but found that the taste of cheese was a bit overpowering so, so we tried again and opted for a lighter low-fat cream cheese version, and the taste of cheese was so much more minimal.
The method is simple, the strawberries are washed and trimmed. Then all the ingredients are added to a high-speed blender and blitzed until smooth.
Serve and enjoy.
Substitutions And Variations
Here are some tips for switching ingredients:
- Use raspberries instead of strawberries, or even blueberries
- Instead of chia seeds, use any other seeds you like, such as shelled hemp hearts or flaxseeds
- Instead of plain water, consider adding almond milk or coconut water (note – this may increase the carbs in the smoothie)
Cream Cheese Smoothie With Strawberries
- 1 cup/150g of fresh strawberries or raspberries
- 3 tbsp light cream cheese we used Philadelphia
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 cup/220ml of water
- The method is simple, the strawberries are washed and trimmed. Then all the ingredients are added to a high-speed blender and blitzed until smooth.
- Serve and enjoyyyy.