Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

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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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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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  • 40 of 89 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
    36 of 39 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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  • 28 of 33 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!
    26 of 27 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!
    20 of 23 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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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 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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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 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
    10 of 10 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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  • 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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  • 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!
    9 of 9 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 8 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
    7 of 9 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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  • 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
    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!
    5 of 5 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!
    5 of 7 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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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 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!
    4 of 4 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!
    4 of 5 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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  • 4 of 5 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • I love this! So easy and light! - 8/13/17

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  • Yum - 8/10/17

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  • yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no splenda though. - 8/10/17

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  • Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a growing up. - James A. Baldwin - 8/9/17

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  • Very good but, didn't use splenda used honey. - 8/9/17

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  • Yummm - 8/9/17

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  • Delicious - 8/9/17

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  • yummy - 8/8/17

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  • yummy - 8/8/17

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  • just follow the recipe....get the cottage cheese smooth before the frozen berries

    I use stevia..but honey in husbands, he loves this
    - 8/8/17

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  • I thought Sparkpeople recommended not to drink our calories... - 8/8/17

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  • I like it better with cottage cheese and Splenda just like it calls for. - 8/8/17

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  • I make this but use stevia, I have reaction to the poison Splenda - 8/8/17

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  • looks yummy! - 8/8/17

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  • I'll have to try this - 8/8/17

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  • yummy. - 8/8/17

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  • Love the strawberry cheesecake shake. I added a scoop of protein powder! Yummy - 8/8/17

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  • Sounds great. Moves to the top of the list of "must haves" - 8/8/17

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  • So good - 8/8/17

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  • This is good!!! - 8/8/17

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  • Delicious!! - 8/8/17

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  • ok, for a quick, easy to go snack. - 8/8/17

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  • I used stevia and it was good - 8/8/17

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  • This is a variation of the old WW milkshake. I skip the cottage cheese, and put a cup of milk in the freezer for half an hour, until it turns slushy. It's very good, and very filling. - 8/8/17

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  • This was light and refreshing but too many calories for me for a drink. But a great boost for protein! Made this this morning, so will see how it keeps me full. Who knows maybe the protein will be a good trade off for the calories. - 8/8/17

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  • Yummy - 8/8/17

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  • delicious! - 8/8/17

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  • Yummy! Love this strawberry cheesecake shake recipe! I added a scoop of protein powder! - 7/27/17

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  • It s a lot of calorie s and csrnd for breakfast. - 7/20/17

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  • I am definitely going to try this! I never thought of using cottage cheese in a smoothie. This is a great idea. - 7/20/17

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  • I do Herbalife shakes but I will try this on as it looks good - 7/19/17

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  • Love the taste but don't use the artifical sweetener - 7/14/17

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  • Delicious - 7/14/17

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  • Delicious! - 6/8/17

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  • So refreshing. - 5/18/17

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  • nice - 5/17/17

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  • Yummers - 5/12/17

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  • use Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese - 5/10/17

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  • Subbed stevia for the Splenda (do not like Splenda), used mixed berries (frozen), subbed cashew milk and added a bit of protein powder. This is a good portable breakfast for me (or lunch). - 4/24/17

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  • I am not into eating yogurt. Haven't found one that I can like but I do love cottage cheese and when blended, I should be able to give this a wholehearted try. It does look tasty. - 3/11/17

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  • I love this strawberry cheesecake shake recipe! Yummy!! - 3/3/17

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  • Very good, tasty, and fast! - 2/19/17

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  • I didn't have strawberries so used mixed berries instead. So yummy. I didn't add any sweetener either....just a little extra vanilla. - 8/11/16

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  • It is OK-- but I wouldn't say it tastes anything like strawberry cheesecake. I make essentially the same thing, but with Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese, and think that has a better taste--- though it doesn't taste like cheesecake either. - 8/9/16

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  • I made this today & it was YUMMY. I used lactose fat free milk, fat free cottage cheese, honey, vanilla extract, frozen strawberries & blueberries since I only had a cup of strawberries. This will be my go to shake. Can't wait to try it with other fruits :-) - 7/8/16

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  • Yum!!! Made with Fage yogurt to up the protein, fresh strawberries & a ripe banana with lots of vanilla & Splenda. Will absolutely make again! I like the idea below of freezing it as pops too.
    Stevia may be more "healthful", but it disagrees with me rather violently. Use what works for you.
    - 5/10/16

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  • If you're concerned about the salt in the cottage cheese and can't find low-sodium, use plain fat-free Greek yogurt instead. IMHO, it tastes a whole lot better than cottage cheese and has the same amount of protein. - 5/9/16

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  • Splenda? Seriously? No thanks. I try not to eat things that are not food. - 8/26/15

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  • I used fat free milk and cottage cheese. It was awesome. And stevia in place of Splenda. Excellent for dessert that is guilt free. - 7/27/15

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  • Didn't think it was great but it's pretty ok. - 6/14/15

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  • Amazing! I am not a huge fan of cheesecake, but I love recipes that involve cottage cheese for adding protein to my day without the fat. I did not add the splenda because I don't believe in artificial sweeteners, but found that it tasted great without it. - 3/17/15

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  • great - 2/17/15

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  • My whole family loved this. I used skim milk because I don't buy 1%, 4 packets of monk fruit extract and 2 tsp of xylitol because we hate stevia and splenda. Then I added about a tsp of real Mexican vanilla. For fruit I used 1 small banana and a cup of frozen strawberries. My new go-to protein shake - 11/20/14

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  • I make this often! It is sooo yummy! And if you drink the whole thing it is VERY filling! - 11/11/14

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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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