Food | Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~ Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Friday was one of those days that I just needed to end. I find it amazing how one person’s actions (and my subsequent reaction) can ruin a day. From that point onward, my day was shot- I wanted *several* drinks and to be LEFT. ALONE. I went to bed on Friday, hopeful that Saturday would bring sunnier moods- sleep is purported to do wonders for bad moods; instead I woke up to a torrential downpour- on the day of my birthday celebration no less; and just like that my bad mood was back.

If you follow astrology, then you know that anyone born on the 11th of July (as I am) is a true Cancerian; and characteristic to the Cancerian sun sign is moodiness- it’s always the first negative attribute on the list. And my Cancerian nature did not disappoint. All Saturday morning I was sour- I could not break free; I was down and even more upset by my inability to shake it. But by noon, and after back to back episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance” I made the choice to be happy; screw the rain, I was celebrating my birthday, and I was going to enjoy it, damn it. Regardless of Mother Nature’s f'ing plans.

Blueberry Cheesecake 2

As we all know by now, a good day starts with a great breakfast. On this day I wanted something celebratory, but, ultimately, a real breakfast- so cake got the kaibosh; the sugar high creating the inevitable crash would prove only to fortify my negative mood. Enter Tastespotting, the place where inspiration is made of; where I found a recipe for a cheesecake smoothie! Bluebrries, cream cheese, coconut milk and honey are healthy and indulgent; and a perfectly non alcoholic way to sip away a bad mood. Don’t believe the hype people you can have your cake and eat it too!

Happy Birthday to me. Good morning to you!

Bluebeery Cheesecake Smoothie

Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
Makes 4 servings

2 cups frozen blueberries
3 tablespoons simple syrup or honey
3 tablespoons cream cheese
1/4 cup coconut or soy milk
vegan cookie or graham crackers for topping
1 tbsp fresh blueberries for garnish

Combine berries and honey or simple syrup, cream cheese and coconut milk in a blender; and pulse until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and top with crushed cookies and fresh blueberries.

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  1. Thanks Maria! I'm having one for breakfast right now!

  2. I would have no problems drinking a cheesecake. :)

  3. I have no problem drinking this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  4. Yum! I'd definitely take one of these. Nice idea of using cream cheese.

  5. The cream cheese takes this smoothie to a whole other level. I also had someone suggest using cashews to make this a bit healthier. But for now I'd say cream cheese all the way!

  6. Aw, Happy Birthday! It's tricky, sometimes, to get over a bad mood. I totally feel ya. But I'm always proud of myself when I do. Go you.

  7. Thanks Kimberley; it was just a case of the birthday blues- this helped alot!


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