Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

This vegan, gluten free, strawberry cheesecake smoothie sounds too delicious to also be healthy, but it is! You really can drink a healthy smoothie that tastes like cheesecake!

Why drink smoothies?

We drink a lot of smoothies in our house. With a typical American family that is racing out the door in the morning to work and school, and evenings that are filled with homework and kids’ activities, we can at eat too many convenience foods at times. Smoothies are a great way to happily get a few servings of fruits and veggies into my kids!

This vegan gluten free strawberry cheesecake smoothie sounds too delicious to be healthy, but it is! Drink dessert for breakfast with this healthy smoothie! You can drink a healthy smoothie that tastes like cheesecake. thehiddenveggies.com
They work great for breakfast and after school snacks. My kids even started asking for them for desserts! That’s when I got the idea that healthy smoothies could be made in our favorite dessert flavors too! (I became a little obsessed and made tons of these healthy dessert smoothies with flavors like snickerdoodle cookie, Key lime pie, peach cobbler, peanut butter cup and more!  I put my family’s favorites into an eBook collection called Dessert Your Breakfast)! This Strawberry shortcake smoothie is one of my favorites and a sample of one of the mouthwatering smoothies you will find in the eBook!  Learn more about the eBook!

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Apple cider in a smoothie?  Really?

It may seem a little weird to see apple cider vinegar in this recipe.  Surprisingly, it gives this strawberry cheesecake smoothie the tang and flavor of cream cheese. I knew that apple cider vinegar gives my cream cheese frosting a delicious, authentic cream cheese flavor, so I hoped that it would have the same effect in this smoothie… and it did!  Apple cider vinegar has great healthy benefits as well, and I don’t think that there is a more delicious way to consume it!

What type of plant based milk should I use?

The recipe also calls for your choice of plant based milk. People have strong opinions about their favorite type of non-dairy milk. There are many choices and most will work great with this recipes. I usually use a vanilla flavored soy milk, but I know that some people avoid soy or think vanilla is too sweet. If you don’t like any of the milks or you want to save a few calories, you may also use a ¼ cup of oats and ¾ cup water in place of a cup of milk. This will give it the liquid it needs to blend, while still making the smoothie rich and creamy.

This vegan gluten free strawberry cheesecake smoothie sounds too delicious to be healthy, but it is! Drink dessert for breakfast with this healthy smoothie! You can drink a healthy smoothie that tastes like cheesecake. thehiddenveggies.com
What about sugar?

Since people like varying levels of sweetness, the recipe says, “sweetener to taste.” Depending on the type of milk you use, the amount of needed sweetener will also change.   Any neutral sweetener will work. I like any of the unrefined natural sugars like agave nectar, whole cane sugar, or coconut sugar.

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This vegan gluten free strawberry cheesecake smoothie sounds too delicious to be healthy, but it is! Drink dessert for breakfast with this healthy smoothie! You can drink a healthy smoothie that tastes like cheesecake. thehiddenveggies.com
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SMOOTHIE
Prep Time
4 mins
blend time
1 min
 

A vegan and gluten free smoothie packed with nutrients, yet tastes like a strawberry cheesecake!  A smoothie that your kids will happily drink!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: gluten free, vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 127 kcal
Author: Monica | Davis
Ingredients
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup dairy free milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dairy free cream cheese
  • sweetener to taste
  • vegan whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into your blender.
  2. Blend on high for 20 seconds.

  3. Stir and blend again until creamy.

Recipe Notes
  • Sweeten to taste.  
  • The need for additional sweeteners depends on choice of plant based milk and sweetness level of strawberries.
Nutrition Facts
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SMOOTHIE
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Potassium 387mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 9.6%
Vitamin C 65%
Calcium 18.2%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tip: If you are just starting to transition to healthier eating or you are trying to get your kids to drink healthy smoothies, start off with it sweeter. If you must add a little extra sugar at first to make the shift, then do it. As you get accustomed these foods, slowly reduce the sugar. You probably soon find that the sweetness of the fruit and milk is plenty.

Feeling rushed in the morning?

See how you can save time and have this smoothie ready to go in the freezer for those rushed mornings.

Where do I find vegan whipped cream?

They sell different types of vegan whipped toppings at natural foods stores.  I like to make my own Aquafaba Whipped Cream.  It is super easy and can be kept in the freezer for weeks ready to use.

Aquafaba whipped cream is light and fluffy vegan whipped cream that is gluten free, soy free, and nut free too! You will be shocked by how amazingly delicious it is! Make your own vegan whipped cream in 10 minutes with just a few simple ingredients! thehiddenveggies.com

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