Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

I was wondering what to make with the left over yoghurt (from my tandoori chicken – ended up buying 1 litre, as it was the smallest quantity available), some cream, and strawberries; all which were lying in my fridge.

After googling some recipes yesterday, I came across a strawbery cheesecake smoothie. I’ve adapted it abit. The original recipe required vanilla ice cream, but I opted to use yoghurt. The cottage cheese that I used was fat free, so in essence, its actually a delicious, healthy drink – if the cream is eliminated.

I was very happy with the results:

smoothieWhat went in:

  • 8 strawberries
  • 250ml plain greek yoghurt
  • plain cottage cheese (cream, low fat)
  • 25ml single cream (optional)
  • sugar to taste

Dump everything into magmix, and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Strawberry Frappe

I couldnt resist buying some strawberries from Woolworths. They were on special for the week, and the portion was increased, at no extra cost. I thought ok, am definitely getting some! I decided to make a frappe.

What you need

  • about 6 fresh strawberries
  • 120ml milk
  • 60ml cream
  • 2T sugar
  • crushed ice – optional

Method

  1. Wash and hull strawberries. Chop up roughly.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a strawberry.

I really enjoyed this drink. Its definitely not healthy as you can taste the cream in this one. The strawberries were chopped into small bits and it was chewy. Perfect for summer.

Chocolate Fondue

A few years ago I excitedly made my first purchase using eBucks – a fondue set. This was after my mother in law got one of those chocolate fountain’s imported. She suggested I get a fountain too, but I didnt think I would use it often enough – and I’d have to buy chocolate by the kgs to get the fountain running!

Since I moved house, I packed this thing away, only remembering about it yesterday. So I searched Food24 and found a simple recipe. Coffecupdiaries suggested I do a cheese fondue – but I was afraid of going overboard, I love dumping cheese over lots of stuff.

Ingredients

  • 100 g quality dark chocolate
  • 100 g quality milk chocolate
  • 100 ml cream
  • fresh fruit and biscuits for dipping

Method:
Melt chocolate in a double boiler and add cream. Pour mixture into a fondue pot over low flame. Dip fresh fruit and biscuits into chocolate. Serves 4. – Food24

I increased the portion slightly and used 300g chocolate.

I used strawberrys, banana and marshmellows for dipping:


This is perfect for a girls night in.

Marie Biscuit Dessert

A good friend of mine blogged the following dessert and dedicated the post to me.  So I decided I had to give it a try. I don’t know what the exact name is so not sure what to call it.

What you need

  • Nestle caramel treat
  • Marie biscuits
  • Coconut/ diced almonds

Spread the caramel treat liberally on the Marie biscuits and stack them on top of each other. Cover the sides, top and bottom.

Once everything is covered, roll the stack in the coconut / almonds. (I skipped this step).

Cover in foil and freeze for a couple of hours.

When ready to eat, cut on the diagonal and serve with ice cream or cream.

I used strawberries too – it cut down the sweetness of the caramel – which is very sweet.

Strawberry Custard Gratin

This is literally a no-fuss dessert. I made it as a late evening tv snack.

What you need:

  • strawberry’s, halved
  • vanilla custard
  • brown sugar

Place strawberries in a small ovenproof dish. Pour custard over. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Put under heated grill until the top is browned. Ready to eat!

It’s also very tasty with some fresh cream squirted over.

Recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Fruit Smoothie

I felt like eating fruit yesterday and opted for a smoothie instead. I love the M&B ones and decided to give it a go.. but not exactly the same – this one isnt 99% fat free

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

What I used:

2 banana’s sliced
8 strawberry
100ml-120ml low fat milk (I cant bear drinking fat free)
250ml yoghurt
sugar to taste

In a blender, liquidize the bananas and strawberrys. I chopped the strawberrys before popping it in. Then add the yoghurt. I used 2 x vanilla flavours and 1 banana flavour (100g). Blend until smooth. Add sugar to taste. Lastly add milk and give it another blend.

I got this from the Eat In magazine. Of course any fruit can be used, based on your liking. The recipe did say ‘fat free milk’ but I dont do fat free