Finally! It’s finally strawberry season here in the United States. Team Conscious Muscle members know we are big fans of berries. They pack a huge macronutrient and micronutrient punch providing lots of nature-made vitamins and fiber for relatively few calories. Strawberries contain high amounts of folic acid, flavonoids, iron, and Vitamin C.¹ On top of that, they taste so incredibly delicious. While we love all berries, strawberries have a special place in our hearts. Many of us grew up loving strawberries so they have a nostalgic tendency to bring out the kid in us. Additionally, strawberries are incredibly versatile. We love them on salads, in smoothies, and all by themselves. Yum!
With the abundance of fresh strawberries in local stores, we could not resist the urge to create a delicious smoothie recipe celebrating this delicious aggregate fruit. Yes, it’s true! Strawberries aren’t botanically berries but often are lumped in with other ‘official’ berries. Mind-blowing, right? We added some plant-based cream cheese to make a dessert-like, macro-friendly, rockin’ vegan shake!
Vegan Strawberry Cheezecake Smoothie
8 ounces cashew milk – We used this one
14 grams plant-based cream cheese – We used this one
400 grams strawberries – We used fresh organic; frozen organic work too
1 tsp organic lemon juice
Optional: 2-3 drops liquid stevia extract
Directions: Put all ingredients in a regular or high-speed blender container. Blend on high or on smoothie preset until well-blended. Add 3-4 ice cubes for a thicker consistency.
Protein: 34 grams
Carbohydrates: 38 grams
Fat: 8.9 grams
Team Conscious Muscle Macro and Coaching clients may use this recipe as their ‘Meal 1’ macros, making this a perfect breakfast shake! Not a Team Conscious Muscle client, click here to sign up or learn how we can help you.
Please note: Strawberries and most berries are on the dirty dozen list of the most ‘sprayed’ produce. For that reason, we strongly recommend purchasing organic berries.
- Fuhrman (2005). Disease-proof your child. New York, St. Martin’s Griffin.