Cinnamon tofu smoothie

Cinnamon tofu smoothie | The Flourishing Pantry | yeast free diet

This is such a useful little smoothie recipe if you're running low on fresh or frozen fruit. Simple ingredients and tofu is one of those things I try to have a pack of in the cupboard to mess about with.

I read so many confusing things about soy and tofu online - some good: Jo Lewin, Associate Nutritionist on BBC Good Food says that it's an excellent source of amino acids, iron, calcium and other micro-nutrients. The Association of UK Dieticians also has this great sheet about soy benefits. Some bad: scare stories like this headline claiming soy products "reduce sperm count" in men.

Laura Thomas PhD's article on soy on Huffington Post is a great middle ground on the research on soy, have a read here.  As with everything - check your research (some of those tests on male sexual development have only been proven in rats) and eat in moderation: nothing is a 'miracle' ingredient! 

SERVES: 2
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 0 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Silken tofu 
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp coconut almond butter 
  • 30ml almond milk, coconut water or just water!

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place all ingredients into a nutribullet or food processor and blitz to combine! I served with pomegranate seeds and freeze dried raspberries. 

 

 

Cinnamon tofu smoothie | The Flourishing Pantry | yeast free diet blog