Triple Berry Blender Blaster
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 (8 oz. each)
Calories: 144 per serving
Percent from Fat: 4%
Cusine: American, Vegetarian
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Soy
Food as MedicineSM TipSoy contains isoflavones, which have been shown to reduce by half the risk of uterine cancer in women.
Culinary Taste TipThe sweetness from the berries and sorbet allows you to use unsweetened apple juice, saving quite a few calories and lowering the sugar content.
Culinary Technique TipUse silken tofu as you would yogurt — it's great for blending.
Ingredients2 cups mixed frozen berries such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
2 cups unsweetened apple juice or apple cider
1 cup raspberry or strawberry sorbet
12 oz low fat extra firm silken tofu (Mori-Nu suggested)
PreparationCombine berries and juice in blender container. Cover and blend at high speed 30 seconds. Add sorbet; blend 30 seconds. Add silken tofu; blend 30 seconds or until thick and smooth.
SubstitutionsTwo cups of any one of the frozen berries may replace the mixed berries.
Nutritional AnalysisCalories, 144; Calories from fat (kc), 5.4; Total fat, 0.6 g; Saturated fat, 0.1 g; Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g; Monounsaturated fat, 0.1 g; Cholesterol, 0 mg; Sodium, 32 mg; Calcium, 20 mg; Magnesium, 22 mg; Zinc, 0.4 mg; Selenium, 9 mcg; Potassium, 250 mg; Vitamin A (RE), 6; Beta Carotene (RE), 34; Vitamin C, 22 mg; Vitamin E 0.67 mg; Thiamin B1, 0.05 mg; Riboflavin B2, 0.06 mg; Fiber, 2 g; Carbohydrates, 33.2 g; Sugar, 25 g; Protein, 4.2 g; ; Niacin B3 1.7 mg; Vitamin B6, 0.13 mg; Folic Acid, 12 mcg.
Comments on Triple Berry Blender Blaster
This was a total hit with my 7th grade after school cooking class. The kids who thought tofu was "awful" (even though they had never tastedd it) absolutely loved this smoothie recipe. They insisted on making a second batch and serving it to all the teachers who happened to be working late after the school. Thanks!
Why the sorbet? It seems like it's just unnecessary sugar. Perhaps you should suggest extra frozen berries in the blender.
Instead of tofu, I add a banana and 1/2 cup of oatmeal and my kids love it.
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