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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 236.3
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.5 mg
  • Sodium: 518.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 19.4 g

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Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

Submitted by: OILPAINTER
Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

Introduction

A filling breakfast or post-workout recovery drink, this protein-packed smoothie tastes just like strawberry cheesecake! You can also substitute any other fruit for the strawberries, or add half the strawberries and half a different kind of fruit. (We love the classic strawberry banana combo!) A filling breakfast or post-workout recovery drink, this protein-packed smoothie tastes just like strawberry cheesecake! You can also substitute any other fruit for the strawberries, or add half the strawberries and half a different kind of fruit. (We love the classic strawberry banana combo!)
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1/2 cup 1% Milk
    1/2 cup Lowfat 1% Cottage Cheese
    4-8 packets of Splenda (or sweeten to taste w/ your choice of sweeteners)
    1/2 tsp. Vanilla or Almond extract (optional)
    2 cups (300 grams) Strawberries, frozen, unsweetened

Tips

Do not add the frozen fruit until cottage cheese is blended smooth.


Directions

Place the milk, cottage cheese, sweetener and extract in blender and blend until completely smooth and all lumps are gone (30 seconds). NOTE: DO NOT ADD FROZEN FRUIT UNTIL COTTAGE CHEESE IS BLENDED SMOOTH.

Then add frozen strawberries (or frozen fruit of choice) a few at a time, blending in-between each addition until all are added and shake is smooth.

This is HUGE- large enough to share with 2 people (120 calories each)- but drinking the entire shake myself can serve as a very filling meal.

Try it with frozen blueberries, frozen berries or frozen peaches.






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  • 36 of 76 people found this review helpful
    I will tyry this BUT NOT with splenda. Use something that is NOT harmful like stevia - 3/16/10

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  • Very Good
    33 of 36 people found this review helpful
    I have been doing similar shake for years -- I HATE the texture of cottage cheese, but get the benefit this way. My recipe calls for 2/3 C. cottage cheese, 1/3 C. yogurt, 1/2 C. berries, and crystal light (I use fruit juice or non-fat milk). One of my breakfast staples!! - 6/12/09

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  • 25 of 30 people found this review helpful
    Try adding vanilla protein powder, or just a plain splash of vanilla essence. Plain youghurt or a bit of sour cream for a more authentic cheesecake flavour. Its all up to your personal taste buds. - 4/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Just made this today. I used 1/2 c low fat vanilla soymilk instead of the 1% milk and decreased the cottage cheese to 1/3 c since I'm not a huge fan. I also included 1T flaxseed. Yum!!! Definitely tastes like cheesecake, and I couldn't taste the cottage cheese. Will make again! - 1/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I just tried this with blueberries and it was AWESOME! But, maybe everything is better with blueberries? :-) I also subbed almond milk for the 1%, Stevia for sweetener, almond flavoring, and one scoop of protein powder. This is definitely a favorite!!! - 2/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Just made it for breakfast with frozen blueberries. I'm not a huge cottage cheese fan but can you say YUMMY!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Will be making this again. - 5/8/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good. I wasn't sure about the cottage cheese (although I do love it with strawberries). But this actually tasted like strawberry cheesecake. I used fresh strawberries because it's what I had and added some ice. Used it as a meal replacement for lunch. Will definitely make again - 3/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was refreshing and fantastic - my husband did too (he scraped the bottom of his glass) and he is always skeptical of smoothies and "twig and berries" healthy items like cottage cheese (which he hates). - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe, tastes great! I added a little bit of lowfat vanilla yoghurt instead of the splenda and extract. The serving is huge, I ate half of it for breakfast and the other half for lunch. Very filling, too! - 12/3/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good and versatile recipe. I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original since it was in the fridge; added extra vanilla, and 1/3 cup cottage cheese. Will definitely make this again and with other fruit. Pineapple is next for me! Thanks! - 3/5/10

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like it. Sorry... I'm not a cottage cheese fan by far, and it of course had the overwhelming taste. I tried it because the author said friend who also didn't like it still liked the shake. For added fiber, I used Splenda with Fiber for those who need a fiber boost it could work for them. - 9/1/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was very good! I saved a quarter of the shake and froze it in a small tupperware container. Makes a delicious ice cream!
    Update: I had 1/2 cup of ice cream tonight instead of the frozen strawberry shake and found the ice cream...not as satisfying! Am I becoming addicted? :) - 7/31/11

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    An awesome and filling shake - great for after a workout. I echo some other reviewers thoughts on using Splenda - I just can't stomach it. I used 3 packages of stevia and found it was plenty sweet, although next time I'd probably just go with a spoonful of honey and avoid fake-sweet altogether. - 4/28/11

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  • Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I originally rated this a 1 star cuz I thought it was gross. But I decided to try it again. I think the key is not overusing the sweetener (I used Stevia so it was naturally sweetened) and making sure you blend the milk and cottage cheese first. I will keep experimenting on this one... - 4/3/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this. Would make it again. Great for the calcium too. Will add some vanilla and protein powder next time. - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used skim milk and fat-free cottage cheese with fresh strawberries and only 3 packets of Splenda. Added a couple ice cubes to make the drink cold. - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I just finished eating some cottage cheese, I think that will go home tonight and try this recipe with some peaches!!!! - 8/20/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I just loved it just exactly the way it is... thank you - 8/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I was out of milk, but had an Australian style (thin) vanilla yogurt so used that instead. I also used whey protein powder. I didn't add any sweetener or extract due to that. Really yummy!! - 4/13/13

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious!! Tastes like an ice cream milkshake. Yum! - 1/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have substitute sugar, so I went with honey, and used frozen raspberries instead of strawberries....OMG YUMMY! This is my new "good for me" dessert! It really does have the cheesecake flavor! My 11-year-old loved it too...delicious - thanks for sharing!!! - 7/16/11

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    So stunning....in my line of work I only get 2 - 5 minutes break between clients throughout the day...this is a wonderful filling lunch that keeps me going. :-) - 6/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Awesome - I use water sometimes instead of milk, and it still tastes yummy :) - 9/14/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I liked this a lot. It was a tad sweet for me, so I would recommend starting with less sweetener and tasting it first. - 8/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Let me start by saying I hate cottage cheese. However, I love this shake! it Tastes great and kept me full .I used vanilla almond milk and I cut back on the strawberries, and added half of a banana instead to help cover the cottage cheese taste. Used a drop of strawberry drink mix for sweetner. - 4/11/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have quite enough strawberries, so I made it with half the amount, and I left out the vanilla and sweetener. It was fine just that way. I look forward to trying it with the full strawberry amount! - 5/8/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!! Thank You. - 4/30/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also don't like the texture of cottage cheese.
    I'm going to try making some with the sugar free cheesecake pudding mix. - 4/30/14

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't particularly like the cottage cheese, I used yogurt instead. - 4/30/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish...I will be trying this one...do I really need that much sweetener? - 4/30/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    4-6 packs of splenda, my goodness. That is not healthy. And for the stevia fans please check to see if it is fairly clean or horribly processed like Stevia. It does sound good, I am going to try with a touch of honey. We do not need to have everything we eat to be over sweetened. - 4/30/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make, I love easy. Had this for desert. Used unsweetened almond milk, stevia, & fresh strawberries. I will be using this for breakfast and post work out snacks. I love the use of the cottage cheese this way, as I don't like cottage cheese much at all, especially low fat. Very Good! - 4/8/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. I made it with vanilla soy milk and honey rather than the 1% milk and splenda. This was a wonderful and healthy substitute for my milkshake craving. Will definitely make this again! - 3/28/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this idea! I need a bit more milk (almond), used fat-free cottage cheese, & just a drop of honey. The variations are almost limitless with all the diff fruit in my freezer :)
    Thanks! - 3/28/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this today as a snack. Added 1tsp. real sugar. Yummy! - 9/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fixed these this morning for breakfast for myself and my children - YUMMY!! We added a little vanilla protein powder to add to the nutritional value. Delicious!! - 8/12/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's good. - 7/17/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    made this with blueberries. Delish! - 7/2/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great! I added sugar free cheesecake pudding mix (a tsp.) and ice for a thicker texture. - 6/12/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Genius! I used skim milk instead of the 1% and used Truvia (stevia) instead of the splenda. I didn't measure the strawberries because they were frozen together, so I think I added more than the 2 cups. I just kept adding milk until I got the consistency that I wanted. LOVE IT! - 5/13/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Okay, I am not a fan of cottage cheese. The shake was not bad. I won't say it was like eating a piece of cheesecake. The taste for me was similar to the taste of a slimfast or protein shake. - 4/9/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is easy, quite filling, and delicious. Perfect for hot summer days. I only used a cup of strawberries, and it still made a huge serving. I will be making this again and try some of the recommended changes and additions. So many possibilities! - 3/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fanfreakintastic!! Loved it! - 3/21/13

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  • Nothing special. - 10/14/14

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  • I used almond milk, a little protein powder, regular sugar (half the amount), and low fat ricotta cheese with the strawberries and vanilla extract. It was terrific! - 6/30/14

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  • Delicious - actually does taste like cheesecake! I made mine with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries that I froze overnight. I used real sugar, but it was wonderful! - 6/13/14

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  • I was skeptical at first, but it is delicious! With the addition of protein powder, this is perfect for morning breakfast on the go! Thanks!!! - 6/9/14

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 5/14/14

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  • I made this today, used 1 and 1/3 cups mixed frozen berries and honey as a sweetener. It came out thick. Good taste! Definitely will add this to my lineup! - 3/19/14

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  • add a little more water to make it smoothie consistency but tastes pretty good :) - 12/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is yummy! - 9/6/13

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  • OMG,I just made this in my vita mix,turned out like soft serve ice cream.This is a keeper for sure.Going to freeze part of it and see what happens (if it gets ice crystals or not)Used no sweetner but added my protein powder.My diet is no nuts or seeds so I blend the berries and strain,then freeze. - 2/24/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Changed it a bit, but LOVE it! Smells like cheesecake too!
    Used 1/2 c. ice, used 2% milk, and 4% cottage cheese(couldn't find lower %). No vanilla, 4 packets of stevia, 1/2 c. frozen blueberries. Yumm - 2/11/13

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  • Good tip about blending to make the cottage cheese smooth. I made mine without sweetener and added almond extract. Tasted good!! - 2/6/13

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  • My daughter and I thought this was awesome! Will make again for sure. - 2/3/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!! I halved the recipe added a cup or two of baby spinach and 1/2 cup of milk and it was wonderful! Great breakfast!! - 1/16/13

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  • This was sooo good. It really does taste like cheesecake. - 1/16/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    PLEASE go learn about the hazards of SPLENDA and stop using it in recipes, the sme for aspartame and acesulfame K! - 1/14/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    is there anyway to make this and NOT use an artificial sweetener? I cannot stomach the taste, aftertaste, and headache from any of the sweeteners including stevia. Would you substitute sugar or honey? or bag the whole idea? lol - 1/5/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have used yogurt even sour cream but I never thought about cottage cheese.This is so much going on my plan - 12/31/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yep I will be back to visit you! - 11/10/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with frozen blueberries instead of strawberries, and a bit of honey instead of splenda. It was delicious! - 8/9/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this! I am always looking for ways to add flavor to my protein shakes. Thanks for sharing. - 7/23/12

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  • This was very good! I don't even like cottage cheese, but I can't tell it's in there. We used fat-free cottage cheese and a bit less sweetener. This is so going to be a repeat recipe! - 7/11/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great but isn't that a lot of sodium? - 7/8/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Try w yogurt instead of milk.
    Do not use sweetener. - 6/9/12

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  • This was so much better than I expected. Eager to try with other fruit combinations.
    Definitely a keeper recipe. - 6/3/12

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  • This was very good and filling! I could make this once a week. - 5/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made with canned peaches...loved it....held up well in frig - 5/29/12

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  • This was SUPER delicious. I thought it was going to be a weird mixture... but the texture and flavor was perfect. No more fastfood shakes :) I used sugar because I didn't have any splenda. will try stevia or something similar. - 5/22/12

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  • The next time I make this I will use fresh berries, not frozen. My blender had a hard time with the 2 cups of frozen berries. It's a really good shake. I also might try a different sweetener. I used 5 Splenda packets and it wasn't very sweet, but still very good. Thanks for the good idea. - 5/14/12

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  • I make this several times a week for a quick and protein packed breakfast.I usually add only a 1/2 of a cup of the strawberries. - 5/7/12

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  • Loved this...it is a new favorite! - 5/2/12

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  • This was GREAT! My DH who never likes fruit smoothies Loved this! I used 2 Splenda & added 4 drops of lemon juice to make it closer to the tangy cheesecake I love, and used FF cottage cheese and Skim Extra milk. VERY good-- will become a regular feature! - 4/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have vanilla extract, and I only used 2 sweet-n-low packets (never could get the taste for splenda) and it was more than enough sweetness for me. I also added bananas because I LOVE them, and this shake was AWESOME! It came out super creamy and thick; thank you! - 3/30/12

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  • This was awesome, very good before bed snack after a good work out! We used Xylitol for the sweetener. - 3/29/12

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  • This does indeed make a huge serving. It's like a huge bowl of ice cream, only much better for you! My favorite fruit to use so far is mango. - 3/12/12

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  • I cut this recipe in half and have it right before a nice hard work out. Love it! - 3/10/12

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  • Just made this tonight for dessert! YUMMY! I added a little bit of greek yogurt, soy milk and scoop of vanilla protein powder making it over 50 grams of protein. Amazing I might have to make this for breakfast in the morning. I wonder if honey would be good in it if not I'll stick to sweet n low - 2/19/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this! I've been trying to come up with a way to add more protein to my smoothies and this is it! Plus it's cost effective and tastes sooo good. I alternate between milk and juice and also add a tablespoon of peanut butter. No splenda or added sugar needed. - 2/13/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. I am going to try tomorrow. - 12/31/11

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  • This is delicious, I hate cottage cheese but I love this drink.... TRY IT!! - 11/25/11

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  • I am not a fan of cottage cheese, but I LOVED this. It is now on my list of favorite treats. Thank you!! - 8/24/11

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  • YUM YUM YUM!!!! Defintely going to make a regular appearance in my meal planning!!! - 8/16/11

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  • I thought this was very delicious :) - 7/23/11

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  • Made 1/2. Had to add .5 C water to get it to blend. Used Sun Crystals instead of Splenda. Yummy! - 7/15/11

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  • I made this recipe this morning for breakfast and it was absolutely scrumptious!!!! - 6/24/11

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  • Absolutely yummy, filling and easy. Depending on how much of it you drink at one time, it can be a great snack or a light meal (lunch or breakfast). - 6/23/11

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  • I made this but used stevia and not as much strawberries. Very good. - 5/23/11

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  • Quite good, can't wait to make a few different flavors, thanks for sharing - 5/20/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds fantastic. thanks - 5/9/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I reduced the cottage cheese to 1/3 c., used peaches instead of strawberries, & instead of extract added 6 almonds to boost the calories, fat and protein while adding only 1 g. carbs. I used one packet of Stevia instead of 6-8 of Splenda. A little water thinned it to a sherbet-like texture. Delish! - 5/9/11

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  • this was amazing great taste - 5/1/11

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  • This has become my daily breakfast since finding the recipe on here. I only put one packet of sweetener and 1 cup of strawberries and find it sweet enough. Don't be scared off by the cottage cheese; you will never know its there! - 4/26/11

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  • This is so delicious! - 4/23/11

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  • AMAZING! I can't believe how yummy this is! - 4/23/11

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  • This really does taste like strawberry cheesecake, so it hits the sweet spot. - 4/16/11

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  • This was great. My husband, who says he hates cottage cheese, loved it... of course he didn't see me put it in or he wouldn't have even tried it... I love to "trick" him with healthy food :-) - 4/16/11

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  • I LOVE this shake!! I split it with my hubby and half of a serving is still SO filling! It's got a great creaminess to it and it's just so yummy! - 4/16/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I try to avoid dairy, so think that I will stick to using my soy milk, with frozen fruit and protein powder. But definately a good taste for those who use dairy! - 4/15/11

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