With temperatures in the triple digits this week, we have been looking for ways to stay cool while staying healthy too!
I recently acquired some fresh cottage cheese from a local farm, and while I don’t usually care for cottage cheese alone, I wanted to use it in a tasty way so we could all enjoy the benefits!
I wanted to keep the cheese in its current state without cooking out any of the goodness, so lasagna or a hot soup was not an option. I had some berries in the freezer that we had picked earlier this year, so I decided to combine them and create a tasty treat!
- 1 cup water
- 3 cups frozen berries (we used a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries)
- 1/4 c lemon juice
- 2 TBL real maple syrup
- 1 pint cottage cheese (organic, whole-fat cheese)
We blended it all together in my Vitamix and then ate it with a spoon! The berries made it refreshing and delicious, and the cottage cheese added a lot of protein for a filling snack.
My kids declared it super yummy and delectable, so it was definitely a hit here!
The recipe is easy to tweak, so feel free to add more/less water or maple syrup to get the consistency and sweetness you desire!
I hope you enjoy it. What’s your favorite summer treat?