Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Yes, I have to admit to owning one of these fancy blenders that chop just about everything up and produce smoothies. I know, that makes two kitchen appliances with the bread maker I admitted to in an earlier article….. but nobody is perfect right? I guess it’s not that big a sin anyway as it was a present from the family. In a few short months I have gone from never having heard of one before, to probably finding it difficult to live without one now. I would guess however that the way I use it is not how many people do……..

The website of one of the more popular blenders claims it is part of a “health revolution that has transformed millions of lives” or that one ought to drink a smoothie a day to “feel the tremendous effects that real, unprocessed, nutrition-extracted whole food can have on your health and well-being”. But do we really need one if we are eating fruit and vegetables as part of our daily diet? Do we really have to hide vegetables in a drink to make them palatable? Are we like babies that can only ingest food if it comes as a purée?

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As with most if not all of my recipes the ingredients in this recipe are everyday ones. I have looked on the internet for good smoothie recipes and I have found a few, but many have so many strange ingredients, protein powders and artificial additives that I immediately discarded them. It also made me wonder, indeed worry, that people might use these machines as a major part of their diet rather than a supplement. These machines are not an alternative to a balanced and varied diet.

So this recipe is probably the antithesis of a “standard” smoothie as it has no health claims attached, but at least it is delicious.

For the full article and the recipe please click here.

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2 thoughts on “Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

  1. Hi, Lincoln, I think smoothies are OK because they may convince people to try more vegetables and fruits, instead of artificial sweet things. Sounds good…

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    • Hello Ursula, Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you but I have been without the internet for the last 4 days! Yes you are right, anything that helps people eat more fruit and vegetables can’t be a bad thing!
      Thanks as always for the comments.
      Best regards.

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