This delicious and creamy smoothie has protein, antioxidants, and no added sweetener or banana! It tastes bright and summery with the flavor combination of blueberries and basil! I know some people don’t like the taste of banana in smoothies, so this is a great option for you.
I had fun decorating the glass before pouring in the smoothie to make it look extra fancy - simply spread some blended tofu or yogurt inside the glass and then sprinkle spirulina on top. I have seen this done with yogurt, which is likely easier, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I just added some soy milk to 1/4 block of tofu leftover from the smoothie and blended until it was the consistency of yogurt.
Here is the recipe to make this smoothie:
Ingredients (makes 1 smoothie): 1 cup frozen blueberries ⅔ cup milk ¼ block tofu (regular or silken, not extra firm) 1-2 tbsp unsweetened almond butter (ideally creamy but if your blender is strong, crunchy works too) 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp almond extract 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/3 cup loosely packed rinsed fresh basil leaves
Greek or Greek-style (aka thick) plant-based yogurt or ¼ block tofu and 2-3 tbsp soy milk
Blue spirulina powder
Instruction: 1. Blend all ingredients together.
2. Spread yogurt or blended tofu in a few small curving stripes inside the glass, then sprinkle with spirulina powder to coat the edges of these stripes.
3. Pour the smoothie into the glass, garnish with a small basil leaf and some blueberries, and enjoyI
Let me know what you think if you try it, I’m really excited about this creation!