Strawberry and Banana Tofu Smoothie

When I was working in Denmark during a couple of my summer holidays I used to train horses. Each morning I had to go out and feed them and it so happened that I crossed a small strawberry patch. Being a strawberry lover, I used to pick a handful each morning on my way to tending the horses. The family did not understand, why, after the summer there were so few strawberries, they thought it had been a particularly bad year for the strawberries, but in fact it was all because of me.

This is a thick and lovely smoothie, almost like a meal in itself (or a dessert even). Don't be scared to try the tofu (make sure it is soft/silken) it won't give you any "tofu-taste" as it tastes of nothing really. Tofu is rich in protein and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.Tofu is low in calories, contains a relatively large amount of iron and little fat. I like to use tofu in moderation (the isoflavones can have both harmful and beneficial effect on the body, depending on how you cook it and use it) and it is very important that you use only Non-GMO tofu (not genetically modified). Just read the labels carefully. You can use Greek yoghurt (thick yoghurt) instead of tofu if you prefer.

You will need a blender or a food processor to make this smoothie.

Don't be scared to try out the tofu, you won't notice any tofu-taste!

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Strawberry and Banana Tofu Smoothie

Serves 2 people


  • 300 grams (11 oz) tofu (silken/smooth)
  • 125 millilitres (4 fluid oz) orange juice
  • 15 strawberries
  • 2 bananas, very ripe
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Place the ice cubes in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pour 50 millilitres (1½ fluid oz) of the orange juice on top of the ice cubes. Blend for 5 seconds.
  3. Trim the stalks off the 15 strawberries.
  4. Pat the 300 grams tofu try and chop coarsely.
  5. Peel the 2 bananas and add to the blender along with the strawberries, 3 tablespoon agave nectar, the tofu and the remaining 75 millilitres soy milk.
  6. Add more agave nectar if you prefer a sweeter smoothie.
  7. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  8. Serve immediately.


  • Add soy milk if the smoothie is too thick (you can also use almond milk, oat milk, rice milk or semi-skimmed milk)
  • You can use soy yoghurt (or regular yoghurt) instead of the tofu if you prefer.
  • You can use maple syrup or acacia honey instead of the agave nectar.
  • For a chocolate twist, add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.