When you think of cheesecake, you probably envision a delicious dessert loaded with calories and sugar. But this Cheesecake Smoothie is a surprisingly healthy and satisfying alternative treat that combines the well-loved taste of cheesecake with wholesome ingredients.
At the heart of this healthy cheesecake smoothie is Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in protein, probiotics, and essential nutrients. It has a creamy, tangy base that mimics the cream cheese you’ll find in traditional cheesecakes but with fewer calories and saturated fats.
To make this smoothie, all you need to do is blend Greek yogurt with a combination of the following.
Whether it’s strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, adding fresh berries will add natural sweetness, antioxidants, and vitamins to your smoothies.
Rolled oats bring a filling, cookie-crust-like texture and a dose of fiber to help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Honey or Maple Syrup
Since you’re already adding berries, you don’t need much extra sweeteners. But a few teaspoons of honey or maple syrup will add a nice depth of flavor.
Finally, a dash of pure vanilla extract will give your smoothy that classic cheesecake smell and flavor.