Start your morning with this “creamed” berry cheese spread – like whipped berry cream cheese but it’s actually blended cottage cheese for added protein.
Had some hail last night compliments of a tornado. Thankfully my car was spared.
Additionally, last night I actually had the pleasure of going to dinner at Bronte with four students in town to interview for the same PhD program in which I am. Power went out at the restaurant, but only for a few minutes. Would’ve been kinda cool to eat by candle-light, assuming of course that they could still prepare our food!
Afterwards we went to Muddy’s Bake Shop and I had the best Hello Dolly bar ever. That is now on my list of things to-make at home.
But time to switch gears…
For breakfast this morning I was craving something other than yogurt or cereal, which are my typical weekday-morning choices (hey, at least I eat breakfast).
I was very happy when I realized I had everything needed for a recipe which had been bookmarked too long ago – “creamed” berry cheese spread.
“Creamed” Berry Cheese Spread Ingredients:
- Cottage cheese
- Frozen mixed berries
- Vanilla extract
- Toasted English muffins or similar
The name is in quotes I think because it resembles a berry cream cheese spread, but it is in fact cottager cheese. Creamed cottage cheese which results in the creamier texture. Whatever you call it, it’s a nice way to sneak in some protein.
According to the original recipe, this is a great addition to serve along with scrambled eggs. Or more fruit, either way it’s a great treat with which to start your morning.
Post updated 6/15/2023, photo above is the original.
- 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries*, plus extra, thawed, for garnish
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- English muffins, for serving
- Mix cottage cheese, berries, and vanilla in a blender or food processor until smooth.
- Top toasted English muffins with cheese mixture. Add a few berries if desired.
- Save leftover spread in an airtight container in the fridge.
* I used blueberries, raspberries, blackberries.
Source: Adapted slightly from SELF.