If you are after a protein shake with a twist, what better smoothie recipe for you than a high-protein tofu smoothie?
If you like tofu but haven’t had tofu in your smoothies before, I honestly recommend that you try it.
Tofu isn’t just for savory meals for your lunch box, or your stir-fry for dinner, tofu is so versatile, and it’s actually used in many desserts too.
This smoothie can be made vegan if you use a vegan-friendly protein powder and substitute the dairy milk for dairy-free milk, however, that is only if you are a vegan!
Why Use Tofu In Your Smoothies?
Adding tofu to your smoothies can sound a bit weird, but it adds extra protein and creaminess.
And if you are wondering whether you can taste the tofu in your smoothies – you really cannot taste the tofu in the smoothie, this is especially true if you use strong flavored ingredients.
Tofu is quite neutral in flavor, especially silken tofu.
Adding tofu will make your smoothies higher in protein, without the need for protein powders.
Creative Ways To Add Protein To Your Smoothies
Adding protein powder to boost the protein to your smoothie is the most popular way. What if you don’t have protein powder in hand, or just don’t like it?
Here’s a quick list of awesome ways to boost the protein in your smoothies without the need for protein powder!
- Plain Yogurt
- Nut Butters (e.g peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc)
- Chia or Shelled Hemp Seeds
- Seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.
- Wild Or Brown Rice
These are some amazing alternatives to boost the protein of your smoothies!
How To Make High Protein Tofu Smoothie
You will need:
- Silken Tofu
- Shelled Hemp Seeds
- Peanut Butter
- Protein Powder
This smoothie is packed with goodness, perfect for breakfast or any time of the day. If you like thick smoothies, you will definitely like this smoothie recipe!
If you want to make this smoothie nut-free, substitute the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter!
To make this tofu protein shake – add all the ingredients to a blender, and blitz!
I hope you enjoy it!
How To Store The Tofu Protein Shakes
The recipe I have provided for you today for this smoothie serves one, but you can easily double or triple the recipe, by increasing the number of ingredients.
If you do decide to create a bigger batch, so you can have smoothies ready to go, here is how to store the additional servings so they can last longer and taste fresh:
- Pour the blended smoothie straight out of the blender into your air-tight bottles.
- Tightly close the lid of the bottles.
- Put the bottles with the smoothies in the fridge.
- Consume the smoothies within 2-3 days.
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High Protein Tofu Smoothie
- 1 Blender We used Ninja
- 1/2 cup/120g silken tofu
- 2 scoops of protein powder we used this one
- 3 dates pitted
- 1 tbsp of hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter
- 1 cup/250ml of milk
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend everything until completely smooth.
- Serve & Enjoy!