Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Protein Rich Strawberry Smoothie

I am seeing lot of desserts made with Tofu these days and i have been having this hesitation to try a dessert with Tofu. Now that we got used to the savory recipes of Tofu and have even started liking them, i wanted to explore in the other direction as well :-) Started with a simple smoothie with my kids favorite - strawberries.


Ingredients :

Silken Tofu - 1/2 pack (about 7oz)

Strawberries - about 12

Sugar - as required

Milk - 1/2 cup (optional)



Method :

Puree strawberries and tofu in a blender with sugar. Add water or milk to get desired consistency.
The first time i tried with just water and it tasted good, but i felt slight bitterness after i had it.
I added milk to it and it tasted better.

Verdict :

It is definitely good and i will make it again and again, but it will not replace the strawberry milkshake if you love milk, like me! :) My kids had some and said it was good, but did not inhale it like how they inhale the swad mango juice ;-)
I liked it for another reason too - It can be used as a breakfast smoothie on busy mornings where one tends to skip the breakfast.

I am sending this to :

1. Mahi's 15 minute cooking event.
2. Priti's Festive Food : Summer Splash
3. Anu's Refreshing Drinks event.

Along with this i am sending the following drinks for Refreshing Drinks and Festive Food : Summer Splash events. :

Dates and Almonds Milkshake - A very healthy drink with no sugar.





Strawberry Lassi - Apt for the scorching heat of summer






Strawberry Milk shake - The creamy, yummy entry :)

















38 comments:

mahimaa said...

wow. what a beautiful pic.. looks very silky and creamy. thanks vibas for sending this inspite of your busy schedule... mudinja innum anupu.

Vandana Rajesh said...

The first one to comment on these yummy treats. The smoothie and the other drinks look so creamy and refreshing. Just right for the summers.

Priya said...

Thats a nice option of making smoothie with tofu Vibaas, looks so creamy and rich with loads of proteins!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

tofu in stawberry that sounds really great... they look gorgeous and I like the idea... Lovely milkshakes... By the way how are you feeling these days???

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks delicious..nice click..get ashwins gift from my handicrafts blog

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow simple and healthy...Love all the drinks...

Happy cook said...

Wow that strawberry smoothie looksreally creamy delicious. Love the colour too.

Vishali said...

mmmhh Vibass....yummy smoothies love the strawberry one with Tofu.

Asha said...

Great idea to mix in Tofu V. Tofu is so bland but so nutritious, you can convert it into sweets or savory dishes. Looks fab! :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Picture looks kool, tofu addition sounds interesting...

Happy cooking with 'vadagam'!:)

Madhumathi said...

Smoothie with tofu is a lovely idea!!All the drinks are very refreshing!

Medhaa said...

Lovely healthy drinks. love the pink color

A_and_N said...

Great one Vibaas! Try adding yogurt. It gives it some more richness :)

I LOVE the generous sprinkling of saffron in the milkshake too! looks delightful!

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Hi,

I have never added tofu to any drink.Must give it a try.

Varunavi said...

Great and healthy smoothie.....

Gita's Kitchen said...

Very healthy and lovely drink Vibaas, such a beautiful pink color :)

Premyscakes said...

smoothie looks great and creamy. Tofu mix sounds great.

Pooja said...

Nice clicks vibaas..Looks refreshing with nice pink color..

Vibaas said...

thanks all.

Mahi, sure..will definitely try to send more..from next week it should get better for me :)

RamyaV, thx for checking on me..still very hectic for me..just few more days and things will get better at work :)

Shama, sure will get it from your blog - want to do it with ashu sitting next to me.

Malar, yep i used 'vadagam' once in morkozhambu and ate it all.. :D

A and N, i love adding saffron too - i love the way it changes the colour of milk :)

Ann said...

Perfect idea to mix with tofu...so smooth and colorful..yummy yum

Vrinda said...

Strawberry smoothie looks so refreshing Vibaas..I never tried tofu,i think its the time to giv it a try..liked the swirl u made on that milk shake

Indhu said...

yummy smoothie... I have never tried anything with silken tofu... this is a must try :)

Suparna said...

Vibaas,
I am glad I learnt a new healthy tip from u to further enrich the strawberry smoothie :)
TC

Deepa Hari said...

thats a nice idea to include tofu....looks yum and healthy....Nice treat.

Divya Vikram said...

Pretty in pink! Refreshing..love the addition of tofu..

Pavithra Kodical said...

Healthy and yummy drink, a must in summer :)

Cham said...

Mixing tofu is healthy to drink! Love the pink series.

Priya Sriram said...

You definitely know how to make the best out of strawberry! Smoothie looks completely delicious! :)

Lavanya said...

gorgeous pics vibas..lovely smoothies !!

n33ma said...

wow so many and all look perfect.I especially liked the first one.

Prathibha said...

lovely smoothies n shakes....just perfect for the summers..

ARUNA said...

awesome awesome Vibaas!

AnuSriram said...

Thats a fantastic click! All of them look lovely.. Thanks for sending it to me..

Vicky Xavier. said...

Lovely snaps dear. Tofu drinks r really healthy and love to try ur version.

Varsha Vipins said...

Truly a healthy yum drink..I one combo-ed tofu with banana's ,coca n soy milk..It was superb..u may try that too,as kids would love the choc taste..:)

Uma said...

using silken tofu in a smoothie is a great idea! I know the smell of tofu, no wonder your kids didn't sniff it, :) But this is so healthy and yummy. Nice presentation too! :)

Priti said...

Wow ...so you sure enjoying...everything looks so yum...love the pics and thanks for the wonderful entries :)

holy said...

nice article about protein...very informative thx

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