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Apr 03

Island Cottage Cheese

I’m in need of a vacation.

 

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. All opinions are my own… ’cause you know I can’t keep them to myself.

While I can’t be skipping off on a luxury tour of exotic islands, I can pretend.  It’s not the same, but it tastes good and that makes me happy.

Island Cottage Cheese

 

It was a warm, rainy morning in the tundra of Atlanta.  I eyed the pineapple in the fridge and debated a protein pairing.  Cottage cheese is one of my favorite protein choices.  If I’m feeling particularly motivated, I love to put it in the blender to whip it into icing.  It melts like a tasty marshmallow in my protein mug cake.  There’s something  satisfying about the sweet and salty flavors when you swirl it into oats with strawberries.

There’s also something satisfying about pineapple and coconut together.  I think it’s the piña colada.  That’s not safe for work though.

Island Cottage Cheese

 

One thing I like about Daisy Cottage Cheese is the simple ingredient list.  There’s nothing on the ingredient list I can’t pronounce.  Since I eat cottage cheese almost every day, that’s important for me.

The other important factor is protein.  Not only is cottage cheese a good source of protein, it is a compete protein.  This means that it contains amino acids your body needs to repair and grow muscle.

All of this makes cottage cheese an ideal post-workout or nighttime snack.  Protein is important for rebuilding, and helps you stay full longer.  No one wants me to get hangry!

low-fat-daisy

Love their new packaging too!

 

Check out the new colored lids – Daisy made it even easier to spot the regular Cottage Cheese, with dark blue lids, and light blue for the low fat variety.

Join myself, the FitFluential crew, and Daisy Cottage Cheese for a Twitter chat on April 10, 2014 at 9p EST.  The theme is Power Your Way Through the Day.  Join in with #DaisyDifference!

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Island Cottage Cheese

Island Cottage Cheese

  • 1/2 C cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 3-4 drop lemon liquid stevia
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut shreds

 

Mix together the cottage cheese and spices.  Add a bit of almond milk to thin, if desired.

Tops with fruits and coconut.  Enjoy!

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This was obviously pre-clease.  I hope to god I never have a dairy allergy! 

What island would you like to be on right now?

What’s your favorite way to use cottage cheese?

 

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  1. Lucie@FitSwissChick

    I LOOOOOVE whipped cottage cheese! It’s one of my favorite desserts! Mixed with cacao and honey it definitely tastes like a decadent pudding.
    And ya know – I don’t have a beach here, but tons of great vacation activities, so – book!!!

    1. Laura

      I know, I know!!! If it wasn’t such an expensive flight I’d be there in no time. :(

  2. Christy@ My Dirt Road Anthem

    I would go back to Maui in a heartbeat. I love cottage cheese with pepper.

    1. Laura

      I forget about pepper! I used to eat with with pepper and strawberries.

  3. Kanoelani

    Hawaii HAHHAA partly bc I’m part Hawaiian & other part bc it’s just awesome. Mmmm I can taste the food… In my mind!!! So expensive so I can dream… Dreams are free hehe ;-). And I love cottage cheese & pineapple & then u add coconut… U got me :-D

    1. Laura

      I can’t believe I’ve never been to Hawaii! I hear it’s gorgeous!

  4. lindsay

    i will only make this if you promise t take me to an island first, a nice once! deal?

    1. Laura

      Sounds reasonable to me! An island with wine, ok?

  5. Carla

    MAUI WITH SOME COTTAGE CHEEESE AND CINNAMON!!!!

  6. Tina Muir

    I am right there with you on the pineapple and cottage cheese! LOOOOVVVEE it! Will definitely use your additions to see if it can be improved! I am a little worried of just how good it can be though, I may not be able to a move for a while….standing staring in awe :P If you do not see me for a few days, I am with the pineapple and cottage cheese :P

    1. Laura

      Thanks! Let me know what you think! I’ll come hunt you down. ;)

  7. Linz @ Itz Linz

    I usually eat cottage cheese plain as a snack, but the addition of fruit for a sweet treat is great!

  8. Lee

    I love cottage cheese creations like this!

  9. Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite

    Growing up I never liked fruit with my cottage cheese but I wonder if I would like it now? I’m thinking I need to give it another chance- especially when there is pineapple and coconut in the mix!

    1. Laura

      Let me know if you do! I never cared for it growing up, but I’m addicted now.

  10. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    Oh great use for the lemon stevia. I have tons of it and never know what to do with it (and the orange). Love pineapple in greek yogurt or cottage cheese.

    1. Laura

      I had the same problem! Now I just tend to add it ti fruity creations or anything with beets. Or mustardy to create a sweeter dip!

  11. Jody - Fit at 56

    Beautiful & I could make with Greek yogurt – not a cottage cheese fan in my old ways – my taste buds must have changed & the dairy thing.. :)

  12. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    I like unique ways to use cottage cheese! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Kim @ FITsique

    This looks tasty, but I can’t get past the texture of cottage cheese! I don’t mind it blended up into pancakes and such but those curds weird me out for some reason :( maybe I can try this with yogurt. :)

    1. Laura

      I get that. I have done it with yogurt too and it is good. Or you could whip the cottage cheese!

  14. MCM Mama

    I love cottage cheese, but prefer it wish savory flavors. Cottage cheese with dill or basil is awesome!

    1. Laura

      Ohhh… I bet it is good with dill! Trying that next time!

  15. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Grrr! You got picked for the Daisy campaign and I didn’t! Boo, Fitfluential…booHOO! :(

  16. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

    Sigh, I miss dairy!

  17. Nicole @ FruitnFitness

    I don’t think I have ever tried sweet style cottage cheese. I love pineapple though, and anything that reminds me of a tropical vacation is a win.

    1. Laura

      Really? I almost always eat it sweet now. It makes a great dessert!

  18. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    YUM YUM YUM!! This looks delicious. And man, I need a vacation too!

    1. Laura

      Blend can’t get here fast enough!

  19. Kait @ ChickadeeSays

    That looks delicious! I’m such a huge cottage cheese fan, and I can’t decide if this would be breakfast or dessert!

    xx Kait

    1. Laura

      Why choose? ;)

  20. Choc Chip Uru

    Dessert and cottage cheese in one? I am so there, thank you for such a delicious write up :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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