Sooo…this smoothie has tofu in it! Wait! Don’t run off yet! 😉
I can explain! So I recently dropped some serious cash and bought a Vitamix blender. I was skeptical but my husband and older boys were really wanting a juicer/blender. They’re so dang expensive! But you know what? I really, really like it!
My husband makes a huge green protein smoothie every evening before we go to bed and he puts it in the fridge to take to work the following day. He makes one for me too. I love drinking it in the morning. It’s seems to really fill me up until lunch, which is awesome. He uses an orange, apple, celery, carrot, greens, and protein powder.
I love the convenience of throwing a scoop of protein powder in the blender, but it can sometimes change the flavor of the drink so you can really only taste the protein. So now I’m trying to switch it up and make new combinations of drinks with different proteins.
When I was at the store recently, I grabbed a carton of soft tofu. Have you ever bought tofu before? They have a few different hardnesses that you can choose from and the soft one is perfect for blending in with smoothies because, obviously, it’s more soft than the others and blends fabulously.
I also grabbed a few mangos because they’re on sale and in season. After messing around with blending the mango and tofu together, I finally got a yummy consistency and the taste that I like! The best part about adding tofu, is that you can’t taste it at all and it adds some awesome low-calorie protein! I can’t wait to try more smoothie combinations with it!
While I was taking pictures of this yummy smoothie, my (almost) 4 year old added his and his little brothers sippy cups to my photo area and was adamant that I take a picture. I thought it came out pretty good, don’t you think?? 😉
Mango Protein Smoothie
- 1 1/4 cup fresh mango approx. 1 mango*
- 7 oz. soft tofu
- 1/2 of a banana
- 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
- 1 cup ice - or more if you like it thicker
- one squirt agave if desired for sweetening
- Blend together all the ingredients in a blender, until combined and smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!