Foodie Friday: Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Happy Foodie Friday!!! This week we are all about farmer’s market finds and I figured what better to showcase than our local strawberries!

I have to say, strawberries are probably one of my favorite fruits aside from blueberries and over the last year, I have made a handful of strawberries recipes made with juicy, local grown strawberries around the corner from my house.




Not only are strawberries in season here but I also happen to live right around the corner from one of the best and sweetest strawberries fields/stands in the area.  

This past week, Ferlito’s Berry Patch announced that their strawberries were ripe and ready, officially opening up their stand for business.  If you live locally then you know just how delicious and sweet Ferlito’s strawberries are, really nothing compares. 

Unfortunately time hasn’t allowed me to stop by their stand just yet BUT I did have some of their incredible strawberries stored in the freezer – which obviously called for a celebratory smoothie!

Since I’ve already made a Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie before, I had to get a little creative so I came up with a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie.


Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie {Vegan, Gluten Free} via @FitFoodieMama




  • 1.5 cups cashew milk 
  • 1 large handful of frozen strawberries
  • 1.5 tbsp cashew butter 
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I used ProAlpha Vanilla {affiliate link}
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • fresh sliced strawberry to garnish
  • coconut whipped cream (optional)


  1. Combine and blend everything in blender and pour into fancy glass!
  2. Garnish with sliced strawberry, top with coconut whip cream if you please (I didn’t have any on hand) and enjoy! :)
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Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe- it's like dessert in a glass, but it's healthy! Made with dairy free milk , cashews and farm fresh strawberries, it's the perfect way to refuel after a hot summer's run!

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A similar version of this post originally appeared on this site in May 2015.  It has since been updated. 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply May 1, 2015

this sounds WONDERFUL! definitely going to try it....think my kiddos will even love it!!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Yay, hope you enjoy! :D

Reply May 1, 2015

This certainly sounds refreshing! :)
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    It really was! :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply May 1, 2015

Cashew milk = always a winner ;) Yum!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Right? Love that stuff!

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply May 1, 2015

I can't wait for fresh strawberries! We always go picking, there is hydroponic place right near our house! They are fresh until October, it's a sweet treat! This looks good lady!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    That sounds like a magical place! Love anything hydroponic!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply May 1, 2015

Ohhh, I love a good smoothie and I love strawberries! Can't wait until they are in picking season again! Have a great weekend Annmarie!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Me too! Thank you, hope you have a great weekend too! Excited to see you soon :D

Jennifer F
Reply May 1, 2015

ahhhh . . . the cawshew milk, yum!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Soooo yummy! :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply May 1, 2015

I am so digging cashew milk right now. It has such a great consistency. Cashew butter, well find, anything cashew, is my jam too--and I bet I would love it with strawberries!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    It tastes like heaven with strawberries! :D

Reply May 1, 2015

Strawberries!! This smoothie looks delicious! Even better with cashews and cashew milk which I love! I can't wait for summer when we go pick strawberries, they are so much juicer than the ones in the store. Of course we love those strawberries too!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    They really are so much better than store bought ones, can't beat them fresh out of the field! :)

Reply May 1, 2015

Mmm this looks yummy ! I've lately been subbing cashew milk in for almond in my smoothies because it's a bit creamier and thicker. Looks good!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    I love almond milk but cashew milk really is so much creamier! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply May 1, 2015

I've never had cashew milk, but I'm sure it's tasty :) strawberries are one of my favorite fruits - can't wait till they're "more" in season!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    You HAVE to try cashew milk, you'd love it! :)

Reply May 1, 2015

My farmer's markets open next week so I will plan to buy some strawberries and make this!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Yay! Love farmer's market strawberries!

Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply May 1, 2015

You had me at cheesecake! Yummy. I love strawberries too once they are in season. During the winter they can be pretty blech.
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Totally agree...they are only worth buying when they are fresh!

Smitha @Runningwithsdmom
Reply May 1, 2015

HOLD UP! You put extract in with your vanilla protein? BRILLIANT! I knew I followed your wise blog for a reason! This girl loves her some vanilla!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Heck yeah girl, gives it more of a vanilla kick! :P

Reply May 1, 2015

Yum! Everyone in my house is going to flip over this smoothie!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Yay, hope you enjoy! :D

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply May 1, 2015

Ummm yes please!! This sounds way to good - perfect way to start the day for sure!!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    It is like having dessert for breakfast :)

Reply May 1, 2015

Yes, please! We can't get enough strawberries!!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Strawberries are so delicious! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply May 1, 2015

very summer like! and we have strawberries out the wazooooo down here :) have a great weekend!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Really?! You're so lucky! Florida has all the good stuff, haha!

Reply May 2, 2015

Can you teleport some over to me!?!? <3 This looks so good! :]
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    Sure thing, let me just charge my teleport machine and I'll get it sent out ASAP! :P

Reply May 2, 2015

I don't even like cheesecake....and I want this so bad! I need to try cashew milk!
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    Reply May 2, 2015

    WHAT?! Can't believe you haven't tried cashew milk yet!!!

Reply May 2, 2015

Oooo this sounds so delicious! I am LOVING cashew milk and cashew butter right now!! I'm totally giving this a shot next week :D
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    Reply May 4, 2015

    Cashew is starting to become my new fav too :) Hope you like it- I think it tastes just like dessert :P

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply May 3, 2015

Sounds amazing! I love strawberry cheesecake Ben & Jerry's and this is a way better option.
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    Reply May 4, 2015

    Haha yes, this would be a healthier sub for ice cream for sure :)

Reply June 10, 2016

This looks lovely! I adore strawberries, and I love the cashew butter in this! :)

Reply June 10, 2016

Yummy! Always looking for new smoothie combos!

Reply June 10, 2016

If only I had cashew butter and I could make this for breakfast! It looks DELICIOUS! I love that you incorporated cashew milk & butter!

Reply June 10, 2016

Making this this am! I am all about strawberry stuff right now!

Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands
Reply June 10, 2016

So delicious and refreshing!! We love picking strawberries and pick them every year! Our season doesn't start here until the end of June beginning of July so we usually pick them 4th of July week. This year we will be gone for 2 1/2 weeks over that time and I think the season in Cali will be over than. I will be so bummed if we miss all of strawberry season.
Happy Foodie Friday!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply June 10, 2016

Love the creamy cashew addition! Such a good idea. Thanks for hosting and happy weekend!

Stephanie @ Wholesome Paradise
Reply June 10, 2016

I thought I already commented on this but I guess not. I love fresh strawberries from the farmer's martket!

Sarah @ BucketListTummy
Reply June 10, 2016

This sounds so creamy and tasty! I have been wanting to try cashew milk, so this may be the perfect time!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply June 10, 2016

strawberries are so good right now! Can you believe I've never had cashew milk?
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Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple
Reply June 10, 2016

Mmmmm my mouth is watering!! This looks delish!

Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Reply June 10, 2016

I'm going to have to buy cashew milk! I always stick to almond milk so I think this would be a nice way to mix things up! Have a great weekend!!

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
Reply June 10, 2016

I just got some fresh strawberries from the farm share so I need to put them in a smoothie. This looks delish! I've never tried cashew milk.
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Reply June 10, 2016

Looks amazing! I'll definitely need to give this a try... I haven't tried cashew milk either!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply June 10, 2016

hmmm.... I have everything to make this smoothie... coincidence?

Reply June 10, 2016

I tend to get away from fruit smoothies during the cold winter months but warm weather makes them even better! Thank you for this I love love strawberries in mine!

Reply June 10, 2016

Love strawberries! This sounds delicious!!

Reply June 10, 2016

Drat! We just finished off two pints of fresh strawberries this morning! Next time we get strawberries I'll make this.

Reply June 10, 2016

I'm always so impressed with you ladies who come up with these delicious looking recipes. I always go for the same old boring chocolate protein powder, baby spinach, and strawberries. Good, but gets old! I'm going to try this one, thank you!
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Reply June 10, 2016

that sounds delicious! i love strawberries in smoothies!

jill conyers
Reply June 10, 2016

Delicious. Refreshing. Enough said about this recipe.

Fresh strawberries taste so good right now.

Reply June 10, 2016

Yum! And I just bought ground flax seed last night :) I am on a huge smoothie kick, so I will be making this very soon :)

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply June 11, 2016

So many smoothies, so little time! I've been the smoothie queen since I got my ninja blender for mother's day!

Christina Bauer
Reply June 11, 2016

I want this so bad. But: where do I find cashew milk? Or does any nondairy milk work?

Reply June 11, 2016

Strawberry Cheesecake is one of my favorite ice cream flavors everywhere! This smoothie looks amazing! <3

Reply June 11, 2016

Everything about this smoothie is beautiful! So yummy! Pinning and stumbling!

dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply June 11, 2016

i end up eating strawberries alone so never get a chance to do anything else with it..the idea of smoothie is always so refreshing!

Reply June 11, 2016

This sounds wonderful! 2 of my favorite things, Strawberries & Cheesecake, Yummy!!! :-)

Giselle Rochford
Reply June 12, 2016

I bought cashew milk for the first time last week and I'm hooked! Definitely giving this smoothie a try :D
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Abby @BackatSquareZero
Reply June 14, 2016

Looks great. I may make this one of my smoothies this week.

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