Blackberry tofu smoothie

blackberry tofu smoothie

It took me a long while to warm up to a green smoothie. Somehow I couldn’t get myself to gulp that down. Another one that I absolutely hate and to this day struggle with is protein powders and protein shakes. They just taste weird!! If you are one like me, read further.
 It was surprisingly easier with silken tofu in the smoothie. It kind of reminded me of the flavours of taho that my students introduced me to during the time I was in the Philippines. Here is one that I actually like to have on summer mornings, the blackberry tofu smoothie.

Why was this smoothie successful?

5-minute recipe in that morning rush!!

If a smoothie that just takes just five minutes sounds good, why would you not give it a try? Since the berries need minimal processing it is as simple are washing and eating the berries and blending them with the other ingredients makes the smoothie process very simple.
Flavour: it was often the flavour that is put off in the protein-rich smoothies. Luckily, silken tofu has no flavour. So, the taste entirely depends on the berries and the maple syrup you add. A huge win here as this changes the smoothie game completely.
Protein:  you don’t have to worry about keeping full and feeling stronger with this smoothie. As it is soy-based it is vegan too.

How to prep the berries ahead for this smoothie?

The main thing that I prep ahead for smoothies is the berries. These are fairly easy to do at the weekend and keep them ready for the week. Once you get the berries, empty one type of berries into a large glass bowl. Fill it up to three-quarters with water. Add half a cup of vinegar to it. Stir the berries around. Now sprinkle about half a teaspoon of baking soda and let that fizz and sizzle. Once the bubbling slows down drain the berries and rinses them again. Place these on a clean kitchen towel and dab off the excess liquids. Store in an airtight container lined with paper to absorb the moisture. You can separate out the berries that are not so firm and make a quick crisp for the dessert cravings that peak up towards the end of the week or freeze them all.

What type of tofu is ideal for this smoothie?

The soft custard-like silken tofu is the one I have used to make this smoothie. Silken tofu is one prepared from just coagulation of the soy milk and without allowing it to curdle. The liquid when is therefore a part of the tofu. It is a delicate tofu and will not stand stirfrying or other similar cooking processes. However, it is one of the best to get a smooth custard-like consistency.

Do I need to press the tofu for the smoothie?

It is often the firm tofu that is pressed so that it absorbs the marinade better. The silken tofu does not have a structure to hold the pressing. Also, it is the liquid content of the silken tofu that makes it smooth, so let’s not put this tofu in the press.

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Ingredients for this silken tofu smoothie

It is just four ingredients you need to make this breakfast smoothie, once you have them ready it is as simple as blending them together.

Silken tofu
Soy milk
Blackberry
Maple syrup

tofu blackberry smoothie

The recipe card below has the details of the recipe from where you can easily pin this recipe onto your pin boards. Hope you like your mornings sorted easier, let us know in the comments what you think of this recipe that we have posted with Shh cooking secretly blogger group. Sasmita, my partner had chosen soymilk and tofu as my key ingredients for this challenge where we had to create protein-rich breakfast recipes.

Blackberry tofu smoothie.

Five minute breakfast smoothie recipe that is protein rich and easy to manage with a busy schedule.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine diabetic friendly, gluten free, International, Vegan
Servings 2 glasses

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 150 grams silken tofu
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup blackberry
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Into a blender add all the ingredients for the smoothie.
  • Blend the mix till smooth.
  • Pour the mix into glasses to serve.
    tofu blackberry smoothie
Keyword juicing, Tofu recipes, vegan
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Some easy tofu recipes

Tofu is an ingredient I learnt to use during my Malaysian journey. Fresh tofu at the markets was warm and lovely you cannot be without giving it a go still I couldn’t get used to the idea of it in smoothies. Years later,  I am happy to have finally transitioned to that route. So here are some of my tried and tested.
Scrambled tofu
Japanese tofu salad
Tofu brownies
Lotus root and tofu soup
Chocolate tofu dip

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Whether you are a beginner or a veteran in the field of tofu, it is a journey so give it a go. Just like any new ingredient it slowly grows on you. Pick and choose your type and slowly work through the recipes. Hope you will give this Blackberry tofu smoothie a try too. When you don’t forget to rate the recipe using the 5 stars. We are not yet on TikTok but certainly working our way through Instagram reels. Feel free to follow or just drop by and say hello!
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Kalyani
11 months ago
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the little one is fond of everything berries ! she would so warm up to this delicious berry-tofu smoothie. must look for a sub for black berries though, the colour is sooooo alluring !

Last edited 11 months ago by Kalyani
shobha
11 months ago
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Lovely vegan smoothie. I like the addition of tofu in this which is very different and healthy. Perfect for the summer season.

Preeti Shridhar
11 months ago
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Perfect recipe for summers. It’s berrilicious, it’s vegan, it’s protein packed. What’s not to love in this recipe.

Mayuri Patel
11 months ago
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Like you Seema I hate protein powders and shakes, just cannot stand the artificial flavour. What a brilliant idea to use silken tofu to make a protein rich smoothie. Thanks for sharing this recipe.. protein rich smoothies here I come 😉

Priya Iyer
11 months ago

What a delicious smoothie! Never would have thought of using tofu in a smoothie – it’s a unique idea to add some protein in one’s diet. Would love to try this out some time.

Priya Iyer
11 months ago
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What a delicious smoothie! Never would have thought of using tofu in a smoothie – it’s a unique idea to add some protein in one’s diet. Would love to try this out some time.

Renu
11 months ago
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Wow this is a keeper. Love the simplicity of this recipe, yet so healthy and rich. Would definitely try this out.

Sujata Roy
11 months ago
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Blackberry tofu smoothie sounds super healthy and delicious. And this protein rich vegan breakfast smoothie is also very nutritious and filling. Perfect smoothie to start your day.

Jayashree T.Rao
11 months ago
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Never thought of using tofu in a smoothie. A quick, filling breakfast ready in a jiffy. I must give a try to this one.

Narmadha
11 months ago
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what a perfect and delicious smoothie. Very innovative as well with addition of Tofu. I would have never thought to add tofu in smoothie. Looks so good and colorful.

Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
11 months ago
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My younger one would add silken tofu in her frozen smoothies, saying it is an extra layer of protein. Hehe… What not to love in that smoothie!

Preethicuisine Preethicuisine
11 months ago
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Blackberry tofu smoothie with silken tofu sounds fabulous. Will definitely try your version of Smoothie. Thanks for sharing.

Anu
11 months ago
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I am one of those people who are not a big fan of tofu. Just like you have mentioned, silken tofu has no particular taste, i must try it in a smoothie.

Vasusvegkitchen
11 months ago
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Smoothie looks colorful, perfect for this season. This smoothie is very unique, loved the way you used tofu in this smoothie.

Priya Vj
11 months ago
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Rightly as you have said, protein powders and shakes are too bland and tasteless . I quite liked the idea of using silken tofu and berries to make a protein rich smoothie .

sasmita
11 months ago
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What a delicious smoothie! I would love to try this out some time for sure.

Radha
10 months ago
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Genius! Adding tofu to smoothie is simply amazing to increase the protein content.

Radha
10 months ago
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Genius! Using tofu in smoothie is simply amazing. I love this idea with blackberries.

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