Papaya and tofu blended together with diluted Greek yogurt and sweetened with a touch of honey.
I’m not sure why Tofu is not a popular ingredient for smoothies. So strange. I’ve just elected it “best smoothie ingredient of the year”. I’m kind of serious. The health benefits of Tofu are uncountable; moreover it does not have a distinctive taste so whichever ingredient I mix it with, Tofu will not overtake. On the other hand, it will disappear almost just dispersing its nutrients. What’s more versatile than Tofu? And what more bland than Tofu? It does not taste great to me so I make sure to season it well. Do you remember when I made scramble “eggs” out of it?
Now it’s kind of hot in London (never thought I could put “hot” and “London” together in the same sentence) and my snacks between lunch and dinner – much needed food – are all about fresh things (in fact I keep booze and chocolate in the fridge). Also, my level of inactivity is reaching its maximum peak and getting myself a cute mini fridge to keep it on the bedside table (so to feed my body and sleep) is becoming a feasible option.
Unfortunately, to contrast this idea, there is this body weight and waistline which I measure by wearing old clothes of a 20 year old me (always keep a pair of old jeans in your wardrobe, it works way better than a scale). I’ve also got some voices in my mind, my mum’s voice shouting out “drink, Daniela, you do not drink enough”, therefore I turn to smoothies as a solution to my hunger. Win-win. They keep me trained with all the fruit cutting and peeling, they hydrate me quite well and satiate me properly till dinner. That’s what I do in the hope that fresh and healthy snacks will grow more on me and not on my waistline :). Any healthy snack ideas to suggest?
Papaya and Tofu Smoothie
- 2 slices of tofu
- 3/4 glass of water
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- half papaya
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Peel, seed and chop the papaya. Whizz the papaya, yogurt and water together in a blender until smooth. Add honey and swirl well before serving.