I’ve got an updated version of an old-school recipe that is PERFECT for your post-workout snack… or any time you’re craving a salty-sweet snack to fill you up!
It’s packed with protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin D, antioxidants, and, depending on your ingredients, it can even contain probiotics for your gut and immune system.
What could this possibly be? It’s cottage cheese with berries!
Cottage cheese’s popularity has fallen by the wayside over the years, which is a shame because it actually has a LOT of benefits for you. Plus it was one of my favorite snacks as a kid. I loved it! And still love it!
Plus, it couldn’t be any simpler!
The key is to start with a good cottage cheese. Here are some tips:
TIP 1: Look for cottage cheese that says “probiotics” and/or “live and active cultures” on the label, for maximum gut benefits.
TIP 2: If possible, choose an organic cottage cheese.
TIP 3: Following a plant-based diet? Choose a plant-based cottage cheese — there are several brands on the market now.
Cottage Cheese & Berries
½ cup (115 grams) low-fat cottage cheese
½ cup (75 grams) berries of choice: raspberries, sliced strawberries, blueberries, etc.
1 drop of pure vanilla extract
Optional: ½ to 1 tsp honey or maple syrup ( I don’t use this because I like my cottage cheese savory, the berries are good enough for me.)
Mix all the ingredients together and serve.
You can also make up a batch of them ahead of time — simply portion your cottage cheese & berries into reusable containers so they are ready to grab & go.
How easy is that?!
Did you know that if you put cottage cheese in the blender, it is so smooth and creamy!!! I’ve used it to make cookie dough and mousse. Yum!!
Let me how it tastes and makes you feel!