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This tofu smoothie is made with banana, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom! It’s such a quick, easy, and protein-packed breakfast smoothie option. Full of flavour, but can easily be customized. Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

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Have you ever tried adding tofu to smoothies? It’s such a fun, delicious, and nutritious way to switch up your breakfast smoothie game!

This tofu banana smoothie is made with only 8 ingredients and is naturally sweetened only with fruit.

It’s so flavourful on its own, but it also is a great “base” recipe that you can customize to switch things up again and again! I include a bunch of recipe modification ideas below, but feel free to experiment and let me know what you come up with 🙂

You may be wondering, why add tofu to a smoothie? As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that tofu is packed with nutrition benefits, but keep scrolling for an additional 5 reasons why you might want to add tofu to your smoothies. I hope you enjoy this one!

Want more smoothie recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of easy, healthy smoothie recipes for more ideas!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this tofu smoothie are 8 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

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Recipe Modifications

There are SO many ways that you can modify this recipe. I like to think of this tofu smoothie as a great “base recipe” that you can enjoy on its own OR add additional flavour to however you please. You can change things up anytime you make it to prevent taste fatigue, too!

Here are some examples:

  1. Try adding other types of fruits, especially ones that go well with bananas and the flavours of vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. I think fresh or frozen berries (like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries) or other fruit like mangoes would work great here.
  2. Feel free to add leafy greens to make this a “green smoothie.” I find spinach to be the mildest option as it has such a neutral flavour. Promise you can barely taste it!
  3. You can try adding a couple tablespoons of raw cacao or cocoa powder for a chocolate flavour.
  4. A scoop of creamy peanut or almond butter would work perfectly, if you enjoy the flavour and want some extra healthy fats and protein.
  5. While I try to use frozen ingredients where I can (e.g. for the banana and any other fruit), feel free to add additional ice if needed.

My Favourite Blender For Smoothies

What Is The Best Kind Of Tofu For Smoothies?

The best kind of tofu to use for smoothies is soft or silken tofu! It’s much easier to blend these into a smooth, creamy texture compared to the firm or extra firm tofu that you may be more familiar with in your cooking.

Silken or soft tofu have less water pressed out during processing, whereas firm or extra firm tofu have a lower moisture content and are therefore much more dense.

Can You Eat Tofu Raw?

Technically, tofu in its packaging is already cooked and not a raw food.

So while it’s not “raw,” tofu IS safe to eat straight from the packaging (just be sure to drain it from the excess liquid).

You will not need to cook the soft or silken tofu before adding it to this smoothie recipe. Simply pop it in your blender, straight from the package!

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Why Put Tofu In A Smoothie?

  1. Tofu is a good source of plant-based protein. Soft tofu provides about 5 grams of complete protein per 100 grams of tofu (varies by brand). Protein helps to slow digestion, keeping you feeling satisfied and fuller for longer. This is especially important for a breakfast smoothie!
  2. Silken or soft tofu adds such a thick, creamy texture to smoothies. If you’ve ever made a smoothie recipe from my website, you know I like them EXTRA THICK 😉
  3. While I personally love adding greek yogurt to my smoothies as well, I am all about variety and diversity in my diet. It’s a great swap for yogurt in smoothies – whether you eat dairy or not, it’s nice to change things up sometimes!
  4. Tofu is a pretty affordable protein option and it has a long shelf-life when stored unopened in the fridge. Most packs of tofu are usually somewhere between $2 and $3 each.
  5. You might find tofu easier to digest compared to a protein powder. And if you don’t tolerate dairy, it might be easier for you to digest compared to milk or yogurt.
  6. In addition to protein, tofu packs in a lot of other essential micronutrients highlighted in the section below!

Tofu Nutrition Benefits

Tofu is a form of condensed soy milk that is pressed into solid blocks. It’s a great source of plant-based protein, containing all the essential amino acids (a.k.a. a complete protein).

In addition to protein, tofu is a great source of minerals, like:

  • manganese
  • calcium
  • selenium
  • phosphorus
  • copper
  • magnesium
  • iron
  • zinc

While there is controversy around soy, the majority of studies suggest that soy is linked to improved cholesterol levels, heart health, fertility, and reduced cancer risk. These health benefits are likely due to the presence of beneficial plant compounds called isoflavones.

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Get the Recipe: Tofu Smoothie With Banana & Vanilla

This tofu smoothie is made with banana, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom! It's such a quick, easy, and protein-packed breakfast smoothie option. Full of flavour, but can easily be customized. Recipe is vegan and gluten-free. 
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the milk.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Feel free to adjust flavours or amounts of liquid until desired taste/consistency is reached. Enjoy!

Notes

*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS: There are SO many ways that you can modify this recipe. I like to think of this tofu smoothie as a great “base recipe” that you can enjoy on its own OR add additional flavour to however you please. You can change things up anytime you make it to prevent taste fatigue, too!
  • Try adding other types of fruits, especially ones that go well with bananas and the flavours of vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. I think fresh or frozen berries (like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries) or other fruit like mangoes would work great here.
  • Feel free to add leafy greens to make this a “green smoothie.” I find spinach to be the mildest option as it has such a neutral flavour. Promise you can barely taste it!
  • You can try adding a couple tablespoons of raw cacao or cocoa powder for a chocolate flavour.
  • A scoop of creamy peanut or almond butter would work perfectly, if you enjoy the flavour and want some extra healthy fats and protein.
  • While I try to use frozen ingredients where I can (e.g. for the banana and any other fruit), feel free to add additional ice if needed.
 
*LEFTOVERS (FRIDGE): If your mornings are a rush, rest assured that you can make a smoothie the night before! This smoothie will keep for about 1 day in the fridge. Simply pour it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake before drinking.
*LEFTOVERS (FREEZER): If you’d like to freeze this smoothie, you can do this by pouring any extra smoothie into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and placing them in the freezer. Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw them for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.

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