After making recipes like fruity breakfast tarts and pasta bakes I often find myself with leftover cream cheese. Luckily, I live in Montreal, where Montreal bagels are everywhere screaming for cream cheese to be slathered on them (plus, Paul is bananas for everything bagels) but when bagels aren’t around, something else needs to be made.

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Also, my sister-in-law was recently talking to me about making cheesecake, and with cheesecake on the brain, and a weekend to myself, I decided that this smoothie would be appropriate for a single lady breakfast.

And it was glorious.

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

So simple and soooooo tasty. Plus, this smoothie has two layers.

Layer #1: Classic plain cheesecake.
Layer #2: Strawberry cheesecake.

Doubly delicious.

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

And the graham cracker crumbs on top just make the whole thing swoon-worthy.

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Enjoy!

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: One very large or two small smoothies

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. (2 tbsp) plain cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 -1 cup milk (soy, almond, or regular milk)
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Crushed graham crackers, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add softened cream cheese, milk, Greek yogurt, frozen banana and 1 tablespoon of crushed graham cracker crumbs into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour all but about 1/2 cup of the cream cheese mixture into a glass or mason jar and set aside.
  2. Add frozen strawberries and sugar to the remaining cream cheese mixture in your blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk if necessary. Pour strawberry mixture on top of your cream cheese mixture.
  3. Top with more crushed graham cracker crumbs and enjoy immediately.
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17 Responses to Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

  1. love the sounds of this smooothie..the addition of graham crackers is everything!

  2. Emilie says:

    Never tried or thought of a cheesecake smoothie! Loooove the graham cracker crumbs on top. Looks like you have a winner here! Thanks for sharing!
    Emilie

  3. Soo jealous of your endless bagel supply! I’m heading to New York tomorrow and plan on stuffing my face with bagels for d a y s 🙂
    Looove this idea for a smoothie- strawberry cheesecake in a drink sounds amazing!

  4. LOVE this smoothie, Katrina! Strawberry cheesecake is one of my all-time favourite desserts! Gotta try this soon! 😀

  5. This looks delicious! I have to try this soon.

  6. Woooow, strawberry CHEESECAKE smoothie? Gimme some o that please 😀 It looks heavenly 😀 x

  7. I soooo need this in my life right now! And two flavors in one? Yes!

  8. What a delicious flavor for a smoothie! It looks and sounds SO yummy! 🙂

  9. Ooooh I hate that leftover cream cheese hanging out in my fridge quite frequently! I will need try this smoothie – looks awesome!!

  10. I love cheesecake in any form – and I appreciate this one that I can eat (drink) for breakfast!

  11. This makes me think of Ben & Jerry’s strawberry cheesecake ice cream! It looks delicious!!

  12. Oh boy, now this is my kind of smoothie! None of that green vege stuff! This looks magical!

  13. I can’t decide if this a breakfast or a dessert and honestly, I’m okay with that!

  14. Joanne says:

    We frequently have leftover cream cheese also! i don’t know how I manage to find so many recipes that don’t use up the whole block…but now I’m kind of glad because THIS SMOOTHIE. It’s everything.

  15. We always have leftover cream cheese around here. This looks like EXACTLY the right purpose for it! Love the recipe and your photos 🙂

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