To Vegan Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Tofu in a smoothie?!?!?! That sounds very sketch. I’m pretty sure that was my response and thought up until I sipped on this.

After a week in Memphis with not the best and most healthy eating going on I felt like a semi-detox was needed, but with the weather still nice out and with a love for smoothies I wanted to mix it up and try something different, but healthy as an afternoon snack.Solution – tofu in my smoothie

This was super delish – nice and cool with a frothy and smooth texture – so delish I will probably have another today! Smoothies are appropriate each and every day…right?

Ingredients:

1/2 cup strawberries, fresh

1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 cup almond milk

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup pom juice

3-4 tbsp. silken tofu

Directions:

Throw all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. If you prefer a thicker smoothie just cut down a bit on the liquid.

Cheers to drinking your tofu too!

n

To Baked (Island Soyaki) Tofu

I’ve had a package of tofu sitting in the back of my fridge for a while and tonight I decided that I better make something with it. I found this super simple recipe for baked tofu in my Happy Herbivore cookbook (you can find Lindsay’s, the writer behind Happy Herbivore, recipes online there) and thought now is just a good time as any.

It recommended marinating in personal choice of marinade so I chose Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki and a wise choice it was.

If you are uneasy about cooking tofu then try this recipe for a qui

ck delicious meal that will help you get comfortable with preparing and eating tofu!

Ingredients:

1 lb. extra firm tofu

Couple Tbsp. of marinade of choice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking shed with parchment paper and set aside.

Cut tofu into 8-10 strips (I had 12 and this worked too).

Brush both sides of the tofu with marinade and put on baking sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes. Flip and bake for another 8 minutes, or until the tofu is golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside but tender on the inside.

Plate with some delicious veggies (I did broccoli) and maybe a whole grain if you have on hand and its an easy and tasty dinner!

Cheers n