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A tofu smoothie might sound a little strange, but adding silken tofu is the best way to make smoothies creamy and extra delicious. Bonus that the protein boost will keep you full until lunch!
A tofu smoothie might not sound like something you want to run to your kitchen to make, but once you try one, you'll be hooked.
Even though we're not big tofu eaters here, adding some to a smoothie does something magical to it. It makes it creamy in a way that nothing else can.
It's dangerously addictive and once you have one, you'll find it hard to go back to your plain ol' fruit smoothies.
Sure, the healthy protein boost is nice. But the real benefit of adding tofu to smoothies is just how SMOOTH it makes them.
How to make a tofu smoothie
Smoothies are incredibly easy to make, and this tofu smoothie is no exception.
Simply put the ingredients into your blender and blend until it's smooth and creamy.
The only decision you'll need to make is what kind of fruit to use. For the smoothie in the pictures, we used a mix of raspberries, mango, and banana.
What type of tofu is best for smoothies?
You'll want to use either silken tofu or dessert tofu in your smoothie. Both are very soft and have a neutral taste. Dessert tofu is often sweetened, so keep that in mind if you're limiting added sugar.
Avoid using medium, firm, or extra firm tofu in your smoothies. They all have a much stronger flavor that cannot be hidden by fruit.
Does a tofu smoothie taste like tofu?
A tofu smoothie DOES NOT taste like tofu! Phew!
As we use mild-flavored silken tofu, you can't taste it at all once it's blended with the fruit.
So a tofu smoothie will taste like to fruit that you use. But what makes it special is how creamy it is. Adding tofu to smoothies makes them extra rich and creamy, a little like soft-serve ice cream.
What kind of fruit can I use?
You can add any kind of frozen fruit and berries to your smoothie.
We like to make our smoothies with half berries (raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are favorites).
Some fruits that go well in smoothies are: mango, pineapple, kiwi, orange, cherries, and peaches.
Can I keep a tofu smoothie in my fridge for a few days?
Smoothies taste best when they're freshly made. But if you can't finish yours and need to store it in your fridge, it will be safe to eat for at least 4 days.
The color will darken a little and you may want to blend it again if it starts to separate.
If you love refreshing drinks, also try this pineapple cucumber juice!
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- 2 cups frozen fruit (we love using raspberries and mangoes)
- 1 fresh banana (see notes)
- 8 ounces silken tofu
- ¼ cup water
- Place the ingredients into your blender and blend on high until smooth.2 cups frozen fruit, 1 fresh banana, 8 ounces silken tofu, ¼ cup water
- If you'd like a thinner smoothie, add a little extra water.
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