Full Belly Sisters: Honey-Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Honey-Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

This protein-packed smoothie combines sweet, honey-roasted strawberries, Siggi's yogurt, and ricotta for a delicious post-workout meal—with no refined sugars!

It's been a while since I've blogged. I've been making yummy food, I've been taking pictures...I just couldn't quite make myself blog about it. I had the flu, my son had the flu, my father's health is still failing...there are a lot of reasons. I guess I needed something to get me out of my blogging hump. And Siggi's Yogurt did just that, when they notified me that I'd been selected as a fitness ambassador for their yummy yogurt!

Siggi's is an Icelandic-style yogurt, made from grass-fed cows and non-GMO verified. It's a strained yogurt, which means it's thick and creamy and provides lots of protein. I especially love their plain, whole milk yogurt. 

That 4% milkfat Siggi's yogurt is what I used for this rich and tasty smoothie. The yogurt (11 grams of protein), combined with the ricotta (9 grams) and milk (2 grams), and even strawberries (1 gram) mean that this smoothie provides 23 grams of protein. It's a fantastic breakfast or post-workout treat.

Roasting strawberries gives them an amazing depth of flavor—don't skip that step! It makes the berries taste like a not-too-sweet jam.


  • 8 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup ricotta (try my easy homemade version)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • additional honey, to taste (optional) 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spread strawberries in a single layer on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Drizzle with honey and toss to coat. 

Roast strawberries for about 15 minutes until slightly caramelized and a bit shriveled. Let them cool.

Place cooled berries, yogurt, ricotta, milk, vanilla, lemon zest, and salt into your blender. Blend until creamy. Add ice and blend again until smooth and frothy. Taste and add honey, if desired.

You can top with additional lemon zest and a drizzle of honey, if you'd like. Then drink up!

And check out another recipe I created with Siggi's yogurt: my Peaches 'n' Creamsicle Smoothie!

Have you ever roasted strawberries before?


  1. Replies
    1. I am craving spring, even thought it's been so cold here!

  2. Oh my this looks fantastic! I love that Siggi's yogurt too. So rich and creamy. Yum to this!

  3. I know what the slump is like and I am sorry you were ill. I hardly cooked which made it worse! Hang in there. When you are down, the only way is up!

  4. I am in love with your smoothie, YUM!!

  5. Hi I'm Nettie and I am a smoothie-holic! Looks fabulous Justine! <3 <3 <3

  6. This sounds amazing! Strawberries are on the shopping list!

  7. Looks just delicious, what a treat this would be!!

  8. Looks delicious and I like using the yogurt for the texture it gives to the smoothie.


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