Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie


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Unpack your blenders! Warmer weather is rolling in and I'm celebrating by blending up something special.

As an avid fan of Cheesecake (well, any cake really, but especially Sara Lee Cheesecake) I'm always looking for an excuse to bake and or eat a cake. But when warmer weather rolls around, I'm a little less into baking, and a little more into finding ways to escape, beat the North Carolina heat. That's how I came up with this Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie. Because really, what's better than a tall glass of Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie on a warm Spring Day?

::Spoiler Alert::The correct response to that question is nothing.

I initially made this smoothie using Little J as my test gerbil, and got ZERO complaints. Well, other than when she was done. It pretty much touched on all the essentials for being an awesome treat for her.

Quick (check)
Sweet (check)
Can be consumed through an adorable straw (check)

Luckily for me, I don't have to be on par with Julia Childs to keep my family happy. We're all about keeping things simple and efficient. Which is why I'm 99.9% certain you'll LOVE this smoothie.

Ingredients

1 Sara Lee Original Cheesecake (I snagged an awesome deal at Food Lion and grabbed a few for future smoothies).
1/2 Cup of unsweeted Almond Milk
1/2 lb of strawberries
Optional: Whipped cream and gram crackers to top


Instructions 

Add cheesecake, almond milk and strawberries to blender. Blend on high until smooth. If desired, top your smoothie with whipped cream, gram crackers and serve with a smile!


Quick tip
To rim your glass with crushed gram crackers, put 2-3 stick of gram crackers in a ziplock bag and crush. Wet the top of your glass. Dip the top of your glass in the crushed gram crackers and spin slowly. Sprinkle additional gram crackers along the lip of the cup if necessary.

This is such a fun and simple smoothie. This is an excellent recipe to help your little start to get their bearings around the kitchen. Just be sure to monitor them carefully with the blender!

Heading to Food Lion to pick up a Sara Lee Cheesecake? Be sure to use the instant redemption coupon on your Sara Lee Original Cream Classic Cheesecake package for $1.50 off the purchase of one cheesecake good through 3/31 while supplies last!


For even more recipe and smoothie ideas, be sure to check out Sara Lee on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! I promise, you won't be disappointed!

As always, feel free to retweet this scrumptious smoothie on Twitter or repin for later on Pinterest!

Until next time!

18 comments :

  1. Wow - I would NEVER have thought to make this out of a cheesecake. Love your outside the box thinking here and I would gladly down a big ole glass of that!

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    1. Thank you! These are so yummy! I'm working on little Sara Lee Cheesecake Shooters using a bit of amaretto. Love how versatile these cheesecakes are!

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  2. I just pinned this! This is definitely worth every calorie. :)

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    1. Yes, yes it is! Those extra three miles I'll have to run today will not be run in vain. This smoothie was worth it ;) Thanks for reading!

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  3. Oh YUM!!! This looks delish and my family would love it....if I was nice enough to share! ;)

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    1. I totally wouldn't judge if you didn't share. Sometimes mama's just need a little extra boost to keep us going:)

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  4. What a crazy idea - I love it! Did you thaw the cheesecake first or use it frozen?

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    1. I tossed it in the blender raw. That way it's nice and cold! Turned out great :)

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  5. Since my diet starts tomorrow, I'll take one of these now.

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    1. lol, I know that feeling. Gotta sneak in that last bite of freedom. Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

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  6. This sounds amazing! I love cheesecake!

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    1. Yes, I feel like Cheesecake deserves it's own category in the food pyramid. Especially Sara Lee Cheesecake. Good stuff!

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    1. Mine too! I love how simple it is, but it tastes AMAZING. Probably one of my better tasting smoothies :)

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  8. Ooh yum! I would have never thought of a cheesecake smoothie but this sounds delicious!

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  9. Girl, this looks amazing!!!!! I can't tell you how much I'm drooling and wishing I had that cheesecake mix here! I would go and make one right now!!! Yummmm
    Hugs

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  10. I would LOVE to have one of these smoothies right about now! Yum!

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