Tropical Green Tea Smoothie:Tropical Goodness On The Go!
(Family Features) – It’s not always easy or convenient to follow nutrition guidelines for a healthy diet. Fortunately, there is an easy – and delicious – way to work some good-for-you foods into a busy day: making a smoothie.
Fruit smoothies are great as breakfasts, lunch alternatives and after school snacks. They take hardly any time at all to make and can be enjoyed on the go.
Start with a healthy base – low fat or skim milk, low fat yogurt, fruit juice or silken tofu. Add in fruit and maybe a dash of extra flavoring. Blend it all together and you’re ready to start sipping.
Maribeth Abrams, nutrition educator, chef and cookbook author, likes making smoothies with organic silken tofu from Nasoya. “I love its versatility,” she says. “It adds a lot of nutrients and body while effortlessly taking on the flavor of the ingredients mixed with it.”
Tofu also adds healthy protein, which helps keep you energized. And, according to the FDA, clinical studies have shown that consumption of soy compared to other protein, such as those from milk or meat, lowers total and LDL cholesterol.
The tropical flavors of a Tropical Green Tea Smoothie capture the flavors of summer in a glass. This smoothie also has the added benefits of green tea. Green tea is light and refreshing, and has the least caffeine of all the teas and the highest concentration of beneficial phytonutrients, special nutrients that may help fight cancer and other diseases.
Have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations – you’ll not only get great taste, but healthy foods that are good to go.
For more recipes, visit www.nasoya.com.
Tropical Green Tea Smoothie
- 1 package Nasoya Organic Silken Tofu
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 cups pineapple
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup fresh brewed green tea, chilled
- Be sure that the green tea has been chilled.
- Combine all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth and serve.
Makes 6 Servings