Silken Tofu lemon-vanilla Smoothie
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If you watch my Instgram stories you probably know that I’m currently eating this literally every day. The secret ingredient that makes my smoothies creamy is silken tofu. It has a pudding-like quality and works very well for chocolate and vanilla flavoured smoothies. But I’ve already tried it with persimmon or berries too. Also, if you want to make vegan lassi, silken tofu is such a good helper. It makes everything very fluffy, light and creamy and the same time.
Basically, there are two kinds of tofu. The regular one and the silken version, which is a lot softer in its texture. Unlike regular tofu, the silken one does not entail pressing the whey out during the tofu making process. After, the soy milk is solidified in its final container. The name “silken tofu” reflects the traditional Japanese process of molding the tofu in silk-lined fabric. But there is also a difference in taste: Silken tofu has a very rich flavour which derives from the fact that it is made from soy milk that is a lot thicker than the one used for normal tofu.
Today I want to show you a recipe that I’ve developed together with my lovely Caro. You may know her from Instagram as well but make sure to check out her blog too! 🙂 I’ve adapted it a little bit since we first tried and the ingredients are quite manageable which is perfect if you’ve never worked with silken tofu before. And don’t be afraid: Silken tofu has no taste itself!
For the smoothie you’ll need (2 portions):
- 1,5 frozen banana
- 400 gr silken tofu
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 0,5 teaspoon of bourbon vanilla (or 1 scratched out a vanilla bean)
- 1 ripe persimmon (semi-frozen) -> if not in season you can add another frozen fruit, f.e. berries
- optional: 1 teaspoon of hemp hearts + 1 teaspoon of psyllium husks.
Place all ingredients in your high speed blender and mix until smooth. It’s such an easy recipe, nothing fancy, but trust me: So delicious!
Here is an idea of what it could look like but of course, like always, feel totally free to go for your own vesion and adapt it the way you like best!
Have you ever tried to involve silken tofu for sweet dishes? Would love to know!
Lots of love, Anina