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Strawberry Banana Tofu Smoothie

This strawberry banana tofu smoothie is delicious and nourishing - offering a punch of plant-based protein without the chalky after taste of protein powders. That's a win-win in my books!


A bright pink strawberry banana tofu smoothie overflowing a glass mason jar. There is a metal straw inserted in the smoothie. Behind the smoothie you can see a bowl of strawberries.
A bright pink strawberry banana tofu smoothie, ready to be sipped and enjoyed!

When I saw that silken tofu was on sale at my local grocery store, I knew I had to make this refreshing strawberry banana tofu smoothie!


I love this smoothie recipe because it’s quick, nourishing, and delicious.


As a dietitian, this smoothie recipe meets my criteria for a balanced breakfast (or snack). The silken tofu and milk provide me with the protein my body needs to feel full and satisfied until my next meal. Plus, it’s a good source of fiber – thanks to the bananas and strawberries – which provide a host of health benefits from gut health to chronic disease prevention and management!


I love using silken tofu in smoothies in place of protein powders, because I personally dislike the chalky after taste protein powders leave in my mouth (am I the only one?!). Plus, in this economy, I’d rather go for a budget-friendly protein alternative.


What is silken tofu?


Tofu is a plant based protein food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into solid blocks of varying firmness: silken, soft, firm, medium firm and extra firm.


Silken tofu is the least firm. Its jiggly, soft texture and creamy, melt-in-your-mouth consistency is perfect for blending into smoothies or sauces.


Is tofu healthy?


Absolutely! Silken tofu has a high water content, making it a lean source of plant-based protein (about 21 grams protein per 100 g serving). It’s also low in calories with only 70 calories per 100g serving, and a source of polyunsaturated fats and iron. Depending on the type of coagulant used to make the tofu, it can also be a source of calcium or magnesium.


Is tofu good in smoothies?


Tofu is a versatile food that adapts to various flavor profiles. Silken tofu not only adds a velvety, creamy texture to this smoothie but also packs a punch of plant-based protein without the chalky after taste often associated with protein powders. It seamlessly integrates into this smoothie recipe, lending it a luxurious mouthfeel while keeping the flavors vibrant and fresh.


Make sure to use silken tofu - not firm varieties - to get the best result! You also want to drain the excess liquid from the package before adding the tofu to your blender.


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A bright pink strawberry banana tofu smoothie overflowing a glass mason jar with a metal straw plopped inside. Behind the smoothie you can see a bowl of bright red strawberries that are overflowing onto the marble counter..
Silken tofu adds a velvety, creamy texture and a boost of plant-based protein to this smoothie.

Recipe for Strawberry Banana Tofu Smoothie


Servings: Makes 2 servings

Cook time: 0 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 package (150g) silken tofu, drained of excess liquid

  • 1 banana

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup skim milk


Equipement:

  • Blender


Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy cold!


Dietitian tip:

Did you make too much smoothie? There's no need to waste it! Freeze your leftover smoothie to drink later. Portion your smoothie in an ice cube tray, then blend the frozen smoothie cubes with a dash of milk when you're ready to enjoy!


Did you make this recipe?


If you try it, let me know what you think by leaving a rating and a review in the comments below. Oh, and be sure to take a photo and tag me @dietitianveronique so I can see!

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Jul 08
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Great smoothie! I added a handful of spinach 👌

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