Thursday, June 25, 2009

Protein Smoothie





















I was feeling like making another smoothie for my son (and me), but I wanted to add some extra protein to it. Tofu is great for smoothies since it has a smooth texture, and blends very easily with the other ingredients. And for anyone who is not a tofu fan, you can't really taste it when it is mixed up with delicious fruits! I like to use the firm tofu, since it has more protein than the soft or silken versions, but any tofu is fine. I also use whole milk and whole milk yogurt since this is for my son. But you can certainly use low-fat or skim to make this lighter. This smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients! Protein from the tofu, flaxseed meal, and wheat germ, as well as the milk and yogurt... Vitamin C from the mangoes and pineapple... Potassium from the banana and sweet potatoes... and many more vitamins! To put it another way, this smoothie is a meal in itself! :) Oh, and by the way, it is delicious too! Enjoy! :)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup tofu
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 cup mango chunks
1/4 cup sweet potato puree
1 medium banana, sliced
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
2 tbsp wheat germ

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth and creamy! This smoothie came out a little bit thick, so if you like yours thinner, you can add more milk. 

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9 comments:

Mrs.Zeus said...

This looks and sounds delicious!!!

I gotta try it! thanks for sharing, Stopping by from SITS, www.mrszeus.blogspot.com

BAND OF BARBIES said...

This may have a little too much "health" in it. I think it needs some coconut and butter; fatten it up a little, Im from the south! hahaha Stopping by from SITS to leave some Thursday bloggy love

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS!

Future Mama said...

I'm too hungry to be reading this right now, haah! Looks so delish! Thanks for the recepie!

Joy said...

Sounds pretty darn yummy!

{Stopping by from SITS roll call}

Amanda said...

I am a huge advocate of smoothies for the kids! (and myself!)

My tried and true recipe is this:
1 cup Kale
1 cupe collard greens
3 bananas
any other fruit that I have fresh
1 tablespoon organic raw cane sugar (only 15 calories a serving... its amazing!)

My kids love it and its packed with double their daily serving requirement of greens!

God bless!
Amanda

Bentley Boutique said...

Yum, I never would have thought of adding sweet potatoes! Dropping by from SITS:)

Mama Mel said...

Thanx everyone! Amanda, thanx for the recipe! I'll have to try it out sometime! Sounds super healthy! :)

Teresha and Damon said...

I love protein smoothies. I have had one every day during my pregnancy. It makes me feel like I am giving my little girl the very best nourishment and I get a super energy boost. My recipe is very similar except for sweet potato puree. I have been wanting to add a veggie to my mix...didn't think of the sweet potato and I love sweet potato!

p.s. thanks for stopping by blog, introducing yourself, and giving me the chance to return the favor!