Strawberry and Lemon Cottage Cheese Dessert Cups #BornOnTheFarm


This month for my Gay Lea post I wanted to make sure I was doing something light and refreshing. A lot of the months I’ve done heavier things like pancakes, banana bread or apple crisp so this month I wanted to make sure I whipped up something quick and rather easy since it’s June and a lot of people have so much going on!

Who wants to spend all their time in the kitchen or hunting down ingredients? This recipe is tasty, refreshing and so light. Best of all? It only takes three ingredients (4 if you do want to add fresh fruit to the top, which I recommend!)

This month I was excited to feature Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Lemon – Gay Lea Nordica Smooth is unimaginably smooth and delicious. All the nutrition benefits of cottage cheese without the lumpy texture!! This delicious treat is flavored to be sweet like yogurt but packed full of protein.

With 10 g of protein and 110 calories per serving these can be enjoyed as a snack on its own or with additions (fruit, nuts, dark chocolate, granola, etc.)



  1. Spoon your Jam as much as you’d like on the bottom of the cup, sprinkle a full layer over the jam of granola, next spoon over Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Lemon.
  2. Spoon one more scoop of the Strawberry jam and on top of that Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Lemon, sprinkle with some more granola and top with one strawberry sliced.

Not only is this recipe jam-packed with deliciousness, but it’s also pretty healthy for you. I know a lot of the time we are enjoying sweet treats that aren’t especially good for us but thanks to Gay Lea it’s easy to get a nice sweet treat that doesn’t have all the calories and comes jam-packed with protein!

I wanted to add another fruit component to the top, so I added a strawberry making this a four-ingredient recipe, but you could omit that or add different fruits to your liking. Being June we now always have tons of fresh fruit on hand and love supporting local farmers by buying local. Ontario has some of the very best fresh produce!

My kids aren’t very big on cottage cheese, so this was a great way to let them enjoy it without having the big chunks and thickness of cottage cheese. The Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Lemon has a light and fluffy flavor any lemon lover will love. My kids were excited I added some granola, and now request this quite often! I plan to try it with blueberry jam, and lemon jam to see how delicious they’ll be as well. I’m sure with a mix of fruit it would be delicious too. Can you imagine the different combos you can make now that delicious fruit is in season all over Ontario!

Gay Lea Nordica Smooth is also available in Caramel, Vanilla and new! Plain.


Milk Your Nordi-cow runs from Monday, May 29th, 2017 until Friday, July 7th, 2017. This fun Nordi-cows game is exciting for many reasons. Milk your Nordi-cow, milk and win! Be sure to see full details about this contest and how to play over on the Gay Lea website. Click the photo above to go directly to the contest!

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Gay Lea, and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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