Friday, April 21, 2006

tofu smoothie!

I made a tofu smoothie for breakfast today, and it was pretty darn tasty! I did miss the yogurty-ness a little bit -- this smoothie just tasted sweet and fruity, and was missing that slightly sour note. Oh well! Ingredients:
1/4 a package of Mori-Nu
1/2 a cup of organic apple juice
about a cup of frozen organic peach slices
a couple shakes of ground cinnamon
a squirt of honey (which I found to be unnecessary -- the smoothie ended up a bit on the sweet side)
a big spoonful of ground flax

I also brought some Kashi Autumn Wheat squares with me for a few healthy carbs. It was a tasty breakfast, but not nearly filling enough! I'll probably double the amount of tofu next time, to give the smoothie a little more staying power. The above recipe, however, would be a nice accompaniment to pancakes or waffles as a weekend breakfast!

Lunch was Chipotle (two soft tacos with cilantro-lime rice, black beans, peppers & onions, tomato salsa, corn salsa, and guacamole,) and dinner was peanut butter toast and grapefruit (sometimes toast just sounds like the best option!), so no exciting pictures today. I did bring the camera home, however, so hopefully I'll have something else to share with you before the end of the weekend!

Have wonderful weekends, everybody!


Melissa said...

Sounds like a good smoothie. I usually only think to use tofu in smoothies if I have some sitting in the fridge that needs to be used up....but it is a great way to sneak some protein in.

Shawn Powers said...

Susan V introduced me to Chipotle Peppers via her recipe site -- and I *love* the flavor! It took me forever to find them in a stores though, spicy fare isn't terribly popular here in Northern Michigan I guess...

A thought about missing the sour taste, you could try some lemon juice... It might get that same zing for you. I'm going to try to find frozen peaches, I've never seen them in the store, but a peach smoothies sounds divine!

Catherine Weber said...

Hey Shawn,
"Chipotle," when I use a capital letter, refers to a burrito chain: Check it out! For the smoothies, I'll have to try a little lemon juice next time . . . or just go back to the soy yogurt. I miss the live and active cultures, too!

Hey Melissa,
Thanks for stopping by! Yeah, I have trouble with breakfasts right now -- getting enough breakfast, that is. I teach preschool at a nature center, and spend a LOT of time running around outside (hiking, etc.) with the kids every day. I have to load up my breakfasts or I'm hungry by 9:00!

Shawn Powers said...

Whoops. :)

Oh well, if that's the worst mistake I make today, it's a good day!

(And the yogurt cultures are so good for you, I'd at least alternate. Maybe try some yogurt *and* tofu if you're looking for something to "stick to your ribs" a little longer)

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

I'll have to try your smoothie because I like a more sweet & fruity, and less of a sour taste to my smoothies.