Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fruity Tofu Smoothie

Ever since WBB was announced by dear Rajitha, I wanted to make something which I had never tried before, with tofu. This has always been an ingredient that I have used either for making the very popular tofu scramble or the usual Indo-Chinese fare. This time around, I wanted to give tofu a breakfast-y makeover for obvious reasons. ;-)

I adapted
this recipe that I saw on the Nasoya website. This makes a very filling and delicious protein-rich drink that’s ready in minutes.

Ingredients:
8 oz silken tofu, drained (I used Nasoya)
1 ½ cup frozen strawberries
1 ripe banana
1 cup orange juice
½ cup milk
3-4 Tbsp honey


Method:
Throw all the ingredients together in a blender and process until smooth. Chill and enjoy!

Makes 3 servings.

Tofu by itself has very little flavor and is almost bland. It blended really well (flavor- wise) with the fruits and took on the fruity taste. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it could not be tasted at all in the smoothie. What a great way to sneak some protein into your diet!


This recipe goes to Rajitha for Weekend Breakfast Blogging with soy. I am also sending the picture to Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi for Click: Liquid.

44 Burps:

Rajitha said...

awesome!! i personally have never made this..tho have tofu as a permanent fix in my ref...the color looks great...will try this too for sure ;D

Shankari said...

Wow..would have never thought of this..

musical said...

Really innovatuve idea, TBC! The smoothei looks thick and creamy, yummy!

KALVA said...

Wow never thought of adding tofu to a milk shake... bet it tasted great!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice entry for click and sounds like a healthy drink!

Happy cook said...

WOw realy cool to make this with tofu

Laavanya said...

I haven't done that yet - Drink Tofu... but that smoothie is such a pretty pink colour and so well presented that I may well start drinking tofu! :)

bee said...

your pic is beautiful as always.

Richa said...

gotta' try this. specially since u say the tofu can't be tasted in this ;)....lol

Mallugirl said...

tofu!! excellent idea for a prtoein shake.. now why didn't i think of that!!

bindiya said...

What a neat idea!, lovely as usual TBC

Namratha said...

Wow, this looks awesome T, love the colour and I bet I wouldn't know it has Tofu in it till someone told me!!

Prema Sundar said...

wow this is something very different and something I have not come across any where... sounds very nutritious ..BTW how did it taste? Thanks for a very unique recipe.

Kribha said...

I've heard that tofu makes good dessets but I'm seeing for the first time. Looks so tempting and delicious.

Manasi said...

Thank U!! I am not a tofu fan and just cannot eat it, this seems so much better!!!

Hima said...

Wow, that smoothie is so tempting tbc. Can I have that glass pls.

Nags said...

wow! tofu smoothie :) good one! and that's a nice pic for click too!

Sia said...

tofu in a drink?????? very very innovative one tbc...

Archana said...

I love tofu in drinks. Lovely looking Click Entry, the tall glass and the background. Very Nice. I am still skeptical about trying the Tofu in India, i guess I should try it anyways.
Archana
http://www.archanaskitchen.com/

Pooja said...

Thata good entry TBC ! from where did u get such novel ideas ?
I love this pink color.
thanks for sharing.
-Pooja

TBC said...

Rajitha- I know!;-)
I buy it rather infrequently... but this time it was just for
ya;-)


Shankari, Musical, Kalva, Raks, HC- thank you:-)



Laavanya- me neither! The col is 'cos of the strawberries. it was a brilliant red first.
Do try it. It is a protein rich drink and you could try giving it to A. You cannot taste the tofu- at all!


Bee- thanks...you are too kind:-)



Richa- Do make it. I know what u mean:-)


Mallugirl- it tastes really like a berry smoothie...you would never know it had tofu in it!


Bindiya- thanks


Namratha- thanks:-)... and that IS correct.




Prema- It tastes like a regular fruit smoothie... no taste of the tofu at all. Had it not been for the event, I would never even have thought of making it. But I was pleasantly surprised:-)



Kribha, Manasi, Hima, Nags- thanks:-)


Sia-Thanks, but it was something I saw on the product website and decided to make. :-)



Archana- I have actually never tried adding it in a drink before this. I had never even heard about tofu when I was in India... but then I had no interest in cooking either...:-)
If u do try it, give me some feedback, o.k?



Pooja- welcome here!:-)
It is not my idea:-( I am not that creative. But I'm glad u like it.

Seena said...

Never thought of preparing this with tofu! Nice idea, simply beautiful too..

Aparna said...

Lovely idea.
I really should start doing some cooking with tofu and I have some in the fridge.

Padma said...

TBC, never thought of making smoothie from Tofu, must be tasting good as I love Soy milk and also nice color

Sig said...

I am still scratching my head trying to think of a soy recipe... and all of you are coming up with some innovative stuff :) Drink looks great, and if you served it to me without telling me it has tofu in it, I'm sure I'll finish up in a second :)

Purnima said...

Hey TBC, wow! Tofu in smoothie! must try again! :D

DK said...

I saw a recipe similar to this where they used tofu. I was little apprehensive,but a word from a fellow blogger always acts as a green signal :). Noted, to try

Vineela said...

Looks delicious.
vineela

Sagari said...

wowwwwww tofu in a smoothie u are soooooo creative looks so good

TBC said...

Seena, Aparna,Padma, Purnima, Vineela, Sagari- thank you, girls.:-)


Sig- This was not my idea:-( I wish I could take credit for it...
Send across anything with soy to Rajitha...she's not as fussy as Sra ;-)


DK- Give it a shot! Remember to use silken tofu.:-)

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Tofu in a smoothie!!! MMMM...it looks great....need to try this!! :)

Cynthia said...

Pretty food and drinks I like :)

Helene said...

I always use tofu in my smoothie. I like your recipe. Looks pretty good.

Lakshmi said...

Looks very tempting!!

TBC said...

Sugarcraft, Cynthia, Helene and Lakshmi- thank you. :-)

Mishmash ! said...

tofu in a drink...hmm...quite a novel one! And great pic too :)

Shn

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Wow! I'll have to try this yummy looking heathly smootie soon. :)

TBC said...

Mishmash- thanks. :)

EMYK- do giveme some feedback if you make it.:-)

Nicole said...

Great idea! We sometimes make smoothies using soy protein powder but never thought to use tofu for some reason! I bet it has a much creamier consistency than the ones I've made before! I'll be trying this soon!

TBC said...

Nicole- if you like regular smoothies, you'll certainly like this one 'cos you can't taste the tofu at all!

ANJALI J. said...

hey this is so refreshing!! loved it.. nice pictures you have and a huge collection of recipes..
and by the way thanks!
i will add you in my blog as my favourites :)

TBC said...

Hey Anjali,
Thanks for visiting.:-)
Hope you stop by more often now.:-)
Thanks for adding me.

Avril said...

any time you're using tofu for a fruit drink, it REALLY helps to add a generous squeeze of fresh lemon or lime...overcomes the total beany blandness of the tofu.

TBC said...

Avril- thanks for stopping by. That's a good idea...will keep that in mind for next time.:D

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