Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake (vegan/high protein)

This vegan protein shake recipe is my favorite – this is a Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake and it takes the cake. Enjoy!

Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake - delicious vegan protein shake recipe

On a beautiful summer day, we are unlikely to crave a rich dessert. We prefer things that are light and fruity. Sometimes though, I’ll crave a certain dessert at night and then the craving simply doesn’t go away and I’m stuck with this strange random craving in the middle of the day – strawberry cheesecake? No way, it’s too hot outside for such a decadent creamy dessert, plus I don’t wanna bake a full cheesecake and then be tempted to eat it. So why not stuff that craving into something healthy? Protein shake, perhaps? Perfect.

So that’s how Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake was created. I did numerous variations, included actual cream cheese in some, included different types of milk (for example, the almond + coconut milk combo, which I’m actually not too crazy about), but this one is the one that I liked the most.

Let’s just say, thank GOD I froze a couple of strawberries because fresh strawberries seem to go bad way too quickly. Again, I was faced with some moldy ones this morning; what the heck? It truly upsets me, like, the berries aren’t cheap! I love strawberries as much as the next gal but buying them only for them to go bad 2 days later is getting annoying. Sigh.

You can also throw in more ice cubes to make it even thicker and add toppings ;)

Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake (vegan/high protein)

Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake (vegan/high protein)

Ingredients

  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Jay Robb's)
  • 3/4 – 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries (or raspberries) - found them at TJ's
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp agar powder*
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum*

Instructions

  • Blend it all up!
  • *The last two ingredients are optional, but recommended for the right consistency.
http://www.sensualappealblog.com/strawberry-cheesecake-protein-shake-veganhigh-protein/

Kammie wants to know:

  • What’s your favorite cheesecake flavor?

  • Do you experiment with protein shake combinations? What are your favorites so far?

Let me know in the comments below!

Shared at Slightly Indulgent, Two Cup Tuesday.

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Comments

  1. says

    as always, this looks amazing! perfect way to satisfy a craving – I’ve recently been craving raspberry-cheesecake things too but eating a rich dessert like that in this summer heat just is totally nasty. I need to get some gums and try this out!

  2. says

    Can I just first off say that your photographer is amazing. You take unbelievable pictures of your foods! I love this smoothie recipe idea. And actually, I tried the almond coconut and didn’t wasn’t too fond of it, so I went right back to regular unsweetened almond milk. Just a few months ago I discovered xanathum gum and really like it.. just a little totally goes along way. great post!

  3. says

    That looks so refreshing, back when I drank unhealthy smoothies I loved strawberry flavored! Now that I drink protein shakes I have yet to use strawberries, maybe I’ll try this one! The site looks great!

  4. says

    I found your post through the Fresh Foods Blog Hop. Wow, this smoothie looks amazing. I’m always on the look out for new flavor combinations and now I can’t wait to give this a try!

  5. says

    YUM! I just made a smoothie very similar this morning for breakfast! I also had blueberry and raspberries in it.. amazing! Thank you for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays! Hope to see you again next week. Carrie @ younglivingoillady.com

  6. says

    i’m a big fan of protein shakes – especially ones with local, organic, farmer fresh seasonal berries :) my advice, buy em and eat em that day. they’re at their peak and so tender! i just mowed an entire pint of blueberries i got at the market yesterday. should have saved some for a smoothie. haha…

    Thank you for sharing your post with us this past week @ The Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop. We hope to see you again next Wednesday with another seasonal post :)

    xo, Kristy.

  7. says

    Kammie, I saw your statement about strawberries spoiling. I have that problem with berries and green onions too. One of my friends recently sent me this info from BuzzFeed Food

    Get an ethylene gas absorber for the fridge. |
    “27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible”
    You probably already know about this, but I thought I would share this with you JIC. Love your page, refer to it all the time

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