Strawberries are here!
And with strawberry season comes some of my favorite summertime breakfasts, such as: Strawberry & Cream Overnight Oats, Strawberry Muffins, Strawberry Shortcakes (What? It’s a biscuit and fresh fruit) and now this vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie.
Ah, summer is the best. Isn’t it?
Alright, I should be honest with you. In truth, I have sort of a love/hate relationship with summer. In theory, summer is great. Outdoor splash pads, free concerts in the park, berry picking on Sauvie Island, beach trips, and long endless days. Sounds dreamy, right?
Yes, it does.
But for a single parent of a 3 and 5 year old, summer isn’t quite that idyllic. Those long, endless days are impossible to fill. Trips to the beach require days of preparation. And berry picking on Sauvie Island somehow always results in epic meltdowns (for all three of us). Meanwhile I balance filling my kids with joyous summertime memories and single-handedly running two businesses. People, it’s exhausting.
In the end summer is both of these extremes – the idyllic and the I’m-going-to-pull-my-hair-out-this-is-so-hard hard- and accepting it for what it is is the only way forward.
Please, don’t let me mislead you to believe my life is all strawberries and rainbows.
Expect today. Today it’s all strawberries.
This vegan strawberry cheesecake smoothie is a rich and creamy drink made with strawberries, bananas, and vegan yogurt for a treat hearty enough for breakfast and tasty enough for dessert. How great is that?! So when life gets a little hard this summer, whipped up this strawberry cheesecake smoothie, sit back, and remember that the hard ultimately makes the good even better.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 large banana, sliced
- 6 ounces vegan strawberry or vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 tablespoons vegan cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Looking for more strawberry recipes?
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Raw Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake
- Strawberry Muffins
- Strawberry Mint Quinoa Salad
- Strawberry & Cream Overnight Oats
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