Tofu Smoothie

Tofu Smoothie

(4-5 servings)

1 block silken Tofu (1 pound)
1-1/2 Bananas
½ C Orange Juice
¼ tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
½ tsp salt

Blend all ingredients together and serve. Almost any fruit such as berries, peaches, or mangoes can be substitutes for the bananas. The sugar may also be omitted. The nature of tofu is such that it takes on the flavors of what it is mixed with, somewhat like mashed potatoes. Be creative!

Health Benefits of Tofu

Tofu is a soybean derivative. As such it is high in protein (8 grams per 100 gram serving), low in saturated fats, and has no cholesterol. Substituting even part of a meat eating diet with soy protein has shown to significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke because it lowers blood cholesterol and tryglycerides. Other health benefits include: regulating blood sugar, lowering risk of cancer, preventing and dissolving gallstones, relieving and preventing constipation, and replacing estrogen.

Because the soybean is sprayed heavily with pesticides it is well worth investing in organic soy products.

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