Vegan-ized Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

What is it about smoothies that makes them so irresistible? Is it the blending together of ingredients that gives you a taste of every flavor in each sip? Or is it the ease and convenience of throwing everything into a blender and calling it a meal?

Either way, I have a doozy for you today.

Healthy and tasty.

Healthy and tasty.

When I saw that Julie had posted this recipe a few days ago, I knew I had to create a vegan version of it. And what kind of person would I be if I didn’t share the delicious creation?

So, here you go!

Ingredients:
-1 frozen banana
-1 cup frozen strawberries
-6 oz Amande Vanilla Almond Milk Yogurt (Sidenote: Ashlee recommended So Delicious   Greek Style Coconut Milk Yogurt but I couldn’t find any at my local grocery store so I stuck with my usual)
-3/4 cup almond milk (I use Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla)
-2 tablespoons Tofutti Milk-free Cream Cheese
-1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-Pinch xanthan gum

Throw it all into a blender and call it a day!

I added cinnamon and vanilla to give it more of a graham cracker-y flavor to enhance the overall cheesecake experience. Because the yogurt I used wasn’t as thick as Greek yogurt, I also added xanthan gum to give it a thicker texture.

Strawberry cheesecakey goodness!

Strawberry cheesecakey goodness!

I found this smoothie to be extremely satisfying and enjoyed every last sip.

I topped mine with sliced strawberries and some coconut milk whipped cream that I quickly whipped up for good measure, but the possibilities are endless.

It's already time to make this again...

It’s already time to make this again…

You can find the original un-veganized version of this smoothie here.

Enjoy!

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5 Responses to Vegan-ized Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

  1. Olivia Wolf says:

    This sounds wonderful! I have most of the ingredients already and am going to the store today so I can’t wait to try this!

  2. Olivia Wolf says:

    I made it! My sister and brother-in-law had some and they really liked it. I have some questions though, did you use ground cinnamon? I assumed that’s what you used. I couldn’t find the Almond Milk Yogurt so I used Greek Yogurt and mixed it with the Almond Milk. It kinda looks like your picture lol

    • Pooja Parikh says:

      Yes, I did use ground cinnamon. I hope that didn’t cause any confusion–I’ll alter the recipe to specify. And I’m glad they liked it! I’m sure Greek yogurt was wonderful in the smoothie–that is definitely what I would have used if I didn’t have an aversion to dairy!

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