Smoothies are a great way to enjoy your food. There are many ways to customize them. Add any combination of fruits, vegetables, dairy, or powders for a shake tailored to your taste and goals. There’s one thing that needs to get more attention when it comes to drinks: dairy. Next time you make smoothies, remember to include cheese.
Add to your cocktails a silky texture ( similar to half and halves) and a salty flavor that can be a contrast to make them more exciting and complex. This method works well for smoothies. Soft cheeses like cottage cheese, goat cheese, brie, and cream cheese will blend better than aged or hard cheeses. Cottage and cream cheese will make you feel like you’re eating malty cheesecake. You’re right if you think, “That would be great with strawberries.” My recipe is at the end of this post. This creamy, tangy strawberry cheesecake is a delicious way to begin your journey into drinkable cheese.
I understand that cheese can be funky. Bringing in the funk is correct, but pairing it initially can be difficult. To begin with, choose a type of cheese that you enjoy. It’s not the right time to “get accustomed” to a particular cheese. You shouldn’t use blue cheese in a smoothie if you dislike it. You can start by choosing a cheese and then deciding what fruits you usually pair it with. Gather brie, green apples, and other fruits you enjoy. Try pairing blue cheese with roasted pears or apricots. Both cottage cheese and cream cheese can be paired with many different fruits.
How to make a cheese smoothie
It’s just as simple to add cheese as it is to add other ingredients. Just plop the cheese in unceremoniously and blend. If you want a thicker consistency, add more cheese. Adjust the liquid or water accordingly. If you use a blender, place the cheese in the middle of the ingredients. I use an Immersion Blender and prefer to add the water first, followed by the yogurt and cheese. I then place the fruit on top.
You only need to add a few ounces of cheese to enjoy the texture and flavor. You might be over-stressing cottage cheese. If you’re a cheese lover who wants to try something different, add a salty parmesan with figs or dried fruit (provided your blender is powerful enough to reduce the gritty texture). Or make a peanut-butter smoothie with cheddar. You can also keep it simple by making a strawberry cheesecake-flavored smoothie.
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
- 1 cup of cold water
- Half a cup of frozen strawberries
- Cream cheese, three tablespoons
- One tablespoon of Greek yogurt
- Half large banana
Add the ingredients to a blender vessel. Blend until smooth.