Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tropical Breeze

If you can't actually be some place tropical this weekend, making this smoothie will at least make it taste like you're there!

In a blender, combine 2 cups mango or papaya juice, 1 and 1/2 cups cubed pineapple, 1 and 1/2 cups cubed papaya, 1/2 cup soft silken tofu, 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice and 1 tablespoon agave nectar (in place of honey). Process until smooth.

Given the choice, I chose mango juice over papaya juice, since the smoothie already has papaya chunks in it, and this way I got a blend of 3 tropical fruits instead of just two! But use whichever you prefer. Buying pre-chopped pineapple and papaya made this already-quick recipe even quicker and easier.

You'll have 4 one-cup servings of 160 calories each. The drink is yummiest when served ice cold. The peach color of it once blended is absolutely beautiful, too!

mango juice $3.49
pineapple $2.87
papaya $3.50
ginger $0.76
lime $0.59

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance