Lemon Cheesecake Thick Shake
- Ready In:
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup cottage cheese
- 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 1⁄4 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
- 1 cup ice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Cover and pulse until mixture starts to swirl.
- Blend on high for 20 seconds, or until the drink is smooth.
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I was going for a lo-cal, high-protein breakfast, so I made a few changes to this. Like another reviewer, I left out the sugar, allowing the yogurt to provide the sweetness. Granted, it wasn't a very sweet shake, but that was fine with me. It still tasted great, and it didn't have the added calories from the sugar. I cut back on the lemon juice a bit, partly because I was using bottled lemon juice, which I find pretty potent, and partly because I wasn't using the sugar called for, so I didn't want the shake to be too tart. Perhaps it was because I used less lemon juice, but my shake was too thick to blend properly so I added an additional 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, which worked out great. I tallied the calories in my shake and it came out to be less than 250 calories for one large shake--with almost 30 grams of protein to boot! The nutrition info shown on Zaar indicates this is much higher in calories, but I think their numbers probably are based on using a full-fat cottage cheese.
I've just recently discovered the "cheesecake" shakes and I in love with them. It's amazing they give you the essence and "feel" of cheesecake without the massive amount of fat. This one is no exception it's wonderfully lemon flavored with the rich dense satisfaction of cheesecake in a glass. Even with the ice it remains thick all the while that your sipping on it. Thanks Amanda for a real keeper. Made for Photo Tag.