A silken tofu smoothie with sweet strawberries and tangy pineapple. It’s ultra-creamy, easy to make, and high in plant-based protein! Perfect for an easy and healthy breakfast.
Why you’ll love it:
Move over protein powder! Tofu is here and it’s calling the shots. This silken tofu smoothie is a sweet, creamy delight.
It features banana, tangy pineapple, and sweet strawberries. If you don’t like tofu, don’t worry one tinsy bit. You won’t even know it’s in there!
Tofu creates an ultra-luscious texture, plus it provides plant-based protein and all the essential amino acids your body requires. You will love this tofu smoothie!
Silken tofu – Don’t use medium or firm tofu! They have an overpowering flavor AND the texture won’t be right. Look for silken tofu on the label. It’s extremely soft and blends right into the smoothie.
Banana – A banana adds natural sweetness. Use a yellow, ripe banana for the best results. Underripe bananas taste slightly bitter and chalky. When a banana ripens, its starch converts to sugar, making it super sweet.
Frozen strawberries – For a sweet berry flavor! Be sure to use frozen strawberries to thicken the smoothie without the need for ice.
Frozen pineapple – Pineapple has tropical vibes and tastes the best with tofu! It’s sweet, bright flavor overpowers the taste of the tofu so you can’t even tell it’s in there.
Almond milk – One of my favorite liquids! You can use any plant-based milk. I highly recommend unsweetened almond milk for its creamy and mild flavor.
How to Make a Tofu Smoothie:
Smoothies are so easy to make! And tofu smoothies are no different.
Combine ingredients: In the pitcher of your blender, combine the tofu, banana, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, and milk – in that order.
It’s important to put the soft ingredients closest to the blades to help everything get moving – especially in a low-powered blender. The liquid will sink to the bottom anyway, so you can add it at the end.
Blend: Blend until smooth and creamy! It shouldn’t take very long. Check the consistency. If it’s too thick, add a splash more liquid and blend again for a few seconds to incorporate.
Serve: Pour into two glasses and enjoy immediately!
- Use the right kind of tofu! Be sure to buy silken tofu, NOT medium, firm, or extra firm tofu.
- Place the soft ingredients closest to the blades. Doing so helps get the ingredients moving and is easier on the motor. It’s especially important in budget-friendly, low-powered blenders.
- Adjust the consistency if desired. I like my smoothies on the thicker side. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, it’s an easy fix! Just add a splash more milk and blend to incorporate.
- Fruit: You can swap the strawberries with mango, cherries, or blueberries. I wouldn’t swap the pineapple with anything though. It really helps overpower the flavor of the tofu.
- Milk: Use any kind of milk you like! Cashew, rice, soy, almond, and oat milk are great options.
- Sweetener: If you like your smoothies a tad sweeter, add a teaspoon of honey, maple syrup, or light agave.
- Add-ins: Try adding chia seeds or oats for added nutrients and texture! Use one tablespoon of chia seeds or 1/4 cup of rolled oats.
- Protein: For even more protein, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
If you want to store this smoothie, I recommend pouring it into a thermos and placing it in the fridge for no longer than 4 hours.
It only takes 5 minutes to make so I highly recommend making it fresh. It tastes the best when it’s frosty cold.
Health Benefits of Tofu:
Tofu is a great option to bulk up a smoothie with filling protein and nutrients. Here are just a couple of its many health benefits:
- Protein – One cup of silken tofu boasts 18 grams of high-quality, plant-based protein!
- Vitamins & minerals – It’s a good source of nutrients, including folate, vitamin K, calcium, and magnesium.
- Amino acids – Amino acids are molecules that your body needs to function properly. Tofu contains all the amino acids your body needs.
Strawberry Tofu Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- 8 ounces silken tofu
- 1 banana peeled
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the tofu, banana, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, and milk – in that order.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Check the consistency. If you like your smoothie thinner, add a splash more milk and blend again.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately!