Make an ultra creamy and protein-packed silken tofu smoothie. These plant-based smoothies take just 5-10 minutes to make and have 15g-35g of protein per serving!
Silken tofu in a smoothie?!
Here's the thing: you can't taste the tofu but it creates an ULTRA creamy smoothie and adds plant-based protein for a satisfying and nutrient-dense breakfast.
This smoothie only has a few simple ingredients, but it's packed with protein and nutrients. It's super easy to make and ready in just 5 minutes.
Why I love Silken Tofu Smoothies
Dietary needs — this smoothie is dairy-free, vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free
Easy to make — smoothies are such an easy way to get in plenty of nutrients.
Great for meal prep — you can make smoothies the night before or even the weekend before for a grab and go breakfast
Customizable — grab your favorite flavor of protein powder, choose your favorite frozen fruits, and switch up the nuts, yogurt, granola, and other toppings you add
Packed with protein — silken tofu is loaded with plant-based protein, and you can add even more protein by choosing soy milk and adding protein powder. This recipe makes two servings, which have 15g of protein without any added powder, and can have 35g+ if you add a powder.
And a complete protein — tofu is a complete protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids.
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
Silken Tofu: it's in the title of the recipe but you can't taste it at all in the smoothie! Silken tofu creates a smooth and creamy texture and adds tons of plant-based protein.
Frozen Blueberries: I used blueberries, but feel free to use your favorite frozen fruit.
Frozen Banana: I almost always add a banana to smoothie (and I keep them on hand at all times). Bananas are naturally very sweet so they make the smoothie sweet without adding sugar! You could use a frozen mango or pineapple, which are both more sweet than berries.
Non-Dairy Milk: I recommend adding soy milk for extra protein, but any non-dairy milk will work.
Vegan Protein Powder: since silken tofu has protein, a protein powder isn't necessary, but it does create an ultra protein-packed smoothie. I used Naked's Vegan Vanilla Shake protein powder. See my notes below for other recommendations.
Vanilla: a touch of vanilla adds some depth to the smoothie and makes the flavor more rich
Salt: a pinch of salt helps enhance the sweet flavors
How to make a Silken Tofu Smoothie
Step 1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Tips for the best tofu smoothie
Make it easy on your blender. If your ingredients are very frozen, let them thaw slightly before blending.
Add sweetness. If you like your smoothies really sweet, feel free to add extra berries or banana. Or even some maple or date syrup
Choose the protein-rich options. Soy milk is a great option for your smoothie, since it has extra protein.
Use frozen fruit, not ice. Ice makes for a watery smoothie that doesn't store well. Instead, use frozen fruit (as opposed to fresh.)
Add your favorite toppings. Even if you don't serve the smoothie bowl-style, toppings are such a great way to add some variety. The topping possibilities are literally endless: fresh fruit, granola, coconut, almonds, chia or hemp seeds, non-dairy yogurt, nut butters, chocolate chips, cereals and more!
I store my smoothie leftovers in a freezer safe bag. They can last for months in the freezer.
Defrost in the fridge overnight.
PREP FOR THE GO
Grab some plastic or other freezer-safe cups and pour in the smoothie. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Then defrost in the fridge the night before you want to drink your smoothie.
Thank you God for a healthy smoothie to fuel our bodies with protein, vitamins, and nutrients. Amen.
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