Maybe I should have put ‘make smoothies everyday’ on my New Year’s resolution list. Admittedly for this I would have needed to make a New Year’s resolution list in the first place but that’s a different story.
What I try to say is that I am killing it on the smoothie front since Christmas and it would be just beautiful to have a goal I am smashing like this set somewhere formal. Maybe I should just pretend to have a New Year’s resolution list with this one goal on it. Okay, I do it!
Gosh I feel so accomplished!
My newest obsession – and yes I have a different smoothie obsession about once a week – is this creamy and rich Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake Smoothie!
From the first sip on I knew this smoothie was going to be one of my favorites! I love the rich and creamy texture. I love how milkshakey the smoothie turns out. And I just love the complexity of flavors. This Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake Smoothie is a full of healthy ingredients and even breakfast approve cheesecakey deliciousness!
I must admit that I always shy away from ‘completely healthy’, ‘good for you’ recipes that promise to taste ‘exactly like’ _____________ (insert decadent treat)!
But I am definitely not going down that road! I would never proclaim that this smoothie is ‘just like the real deal’ and that you will never ever crave a slice of cheesecake ever again because your love for this smoothie will be so earth shattering. I mean I freaking love cheesecake – the real one – and I am never going to give up on it for a damn smoothie.
But what I want to say is that this smoothie is a healthy way to enjoy a snack that in taste and texture reminds me of chocolate cheesecake. The Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake Smoothie has a crazy amount of dark cocoa powder in it which is apparently even a superfood – whatever that means. Yet as much as I love me my cocoa powder this alone wouldn’t make me swoon. What makes me swoon though is pairing the cocoa powder with cottage cheese! People if you haven’t tried that before you’re missing out on life. Hands down this is an obsession that’s going strong for months now! Thanks for that dude!
If you have a look at the list of ingredients the ones that are more juicy or on the liquid side of the scale are sparse compared to my other smoothie recipes. Hence a more cakey texture. The cottage cheese gives the cheesecakey flavor kick and also a solid portion of protein. Next to being amongst my favorite foods ever what should be a selling point for adding it to EVERYTHING on its own.
I make this smoothie when a dessert is all I want for breakfast!
I make this smoothie when I am hungry but need chocolate STAT!
I make this smoothie when a green smoothie just feels too green!
I make this smoothie when I have bought 13 cups of cottage cheese and some of them are well past their best-before date! Again!
I make this smoothie when I have a craving for cottage cheese and I have no chance to get my hands on the real deal anytime soon!
Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake Smoothie
- 1/2 large ripe banana frozen
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 3 T cocoa powder
- 1 T agave syrup
- 1/2 cup milk - I use almond or macadamia nut milk
- 1 strong double shot espresso
- Give all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and mix until creamy and fluffy
I used extra dark and regular cocoa powder. Both works fine but make sure to use a really strong tasting espresso when choosing extra dark cocoa powder
By the way while I am typing this up I am actually sipping one of those smoothies right now. Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake Smoothie for the win!
Have a lovely weekend friends! I have exciting plans to work on my photography!
Any exciting weekend plans?
Do you like smoothies that resemble a cake or dessert?
Ha, I remember you and Arman talking about the cottage cheese smoothie phenomenon when you were here in Cleveland. I love seeing you put it to use on the blog with so many great recipes. I’m actually working on a cake batter one using almond milk and oats, but I could definitely be swayed to try this one, and I already know the Hubby would love it. He’s a fan of anything and everything chocolate.
You’re right. This is the third or even fourth smoothie recipe with cottage cheese I have posted.
I have made a smoothie with almond milk and oats last week at work when I forgot my lunch at home. I love how satisfying it was compared to the fruit smoothies I often make. Can’t wait to try it when it’s ready 🙂
I do think your hubby has great taste buds! And I might be totally biased because he liked my stuff so far 😉
A cup of cottage cheese… You know I am all over this! And then I see espresso… Yup I think i might plan to whip these up for david and I this weekend!
(Yes it seems crazy to wait until the weekend to have them but if I wait until then David will clean the blender which I hate to do! Ha!)
You have my full support. Cleaning the blender is like punishment!
This looks so rich and chocolatey! Pinned for later!
Thanks Heather 🙂
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Stop wasting the cocoa powder + cottage cheese IN A DRINK. WHY WHY WHY
NEIN NEIN NEIN
This is not wasting!!! It’s so delicious!
JA JA JA JA JA