Think strawberry cheesecake is just for dessert? Think again! This calcium-rich smoothie satisfies the sweet tooth while also still helping you maintain your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy. Greek yogurt lends extra-creamy richness and a powerful punch of protein. Whole strawberries add a boost of fiber and vitamin C. Don’t skimp on the graham cracker crumbs—they give it the full effect of a tasty cheesecake crust. Smoothies are one of the most flexible recipes that I know, so don’t think twice about substituting your favorite flavor Greek yogurt to add your special touch. Start or end your day on a sweet note with this Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie.

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Makes 2 to 3 servings

 

2 (5.3 ounce) cups strawberry cheesecake-flavored Greek yogurt

½ cup milk

1 cup ice

1 cup whole frozen strawberries 

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs (use more or less to your taste)

Whipped cream (optional)

 

  • Place yogurt, milk, ice, strawberries, and vanilla extract in a blender, and blend until smooth. I like to leave mine on the thick side, but blend to the consistency that you prefer.

 

  • Divide smoothie evenly into your favorite glasses. Top evenly with graham cracker crumbs and whipped cream (if you’re feeling extra special). Enjoy immediately.