Don’t be fooled. Tofu in a smoothie is actually genius. Check out this unusual protein packed smoothie by Plant Based Judy. Reminiscent of your favourite sweet, comfort foods as a kid – with a healthy twist. Just To(fu) cute. #groan
INGREDIENTS: SERVES 2 (OR 1 VERY HUNGRY PERSON)
– 1 block tofu (Judy uses 300g silken tofu, but any should work)
– 1 330ml carton Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk
– 4 tablespoons peanut butter or peanut flour
– 1-2 frozen bananas (optional if you prefer a stronger banana flavour)
– 1 cup frozen raspberries
– Stevia or maple/date/agave syrup to taste
– Stew 1/2 cup frozen berries on the stove until soft and jammy. Sweeten to taste. Pour out raspberry jam into glass(es) to cool
– Blend together tofu, Chocolate Mylk, peanut butter, frozen banana and rest of raspberries until smooth
– Pour mylkshake over raspberry jam and serve
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It’s National Vegetarian Week. All hail, #veg. So we thought we’d share some interesting tried-n-tested veg additions to up your smoothie game. None of these include kale FYI (so summer 2015). This year it’s all about sprouts. You heard it here first.
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1. Fresh coriander – rich in iron, fibre and vitamin C. Also a great palette cleanser. Try it and see. No regrets.
2. Red and orange peppers – choose warm colours for sweetness. Green’s a no-go (we’ve discovered). Packed full of Vitamin C. And also good vibes. 3. Pak Choi – a good one to up nutritional content without altering taste. Full of essential vitamins, minerals, and protein & fibre rich too.
4. Courgette – we love this one. An inoffensive flavour that’s rich in antioxidants. Great for bulking out a smoothie in place of (sugary) fruit. 5. Celery – helps to balance the sweetness of a purely fruit smoothie.
6. Frozen peas – these guys are great. Magnesium-rich, adds sweetness to smoothies (instead of using fruit). Just quite fun really.
7. Parsley – A great palette cleanser. Adds real freshness to a smoothie as well as being vitamin rich.
8. Brussel sprouts (or their flowers)– raw sprouts add sweetness. Don’t roast them. That’s weird. Rich in vitamin C.
9. Butter beans – rich in fibre and good for the heart. Here’s our bean smoothie for some inspo.
10. Mint – positively dreamy. Lifts the flavour of any fruit or veg smoothie. Great for digestion and a real palette cleanser.