Love Tofu!

18 Apr

Inspired by Iron Cheftress and her tofu recipes on her blog, I tried making a tofu smoothie today!

Were you gross out by the thought?!? To be frank, as I am in Asia, I am all too familiar with tofu in soups and tofu served steamed or fried but I was kinda surprised that it can be used in other ways too. For example, in making a Chocolate Pudding suggested by Iron Cheftress.

To test whether my taste buds can accept tofu in other ways, I started with something simple, a tofu smoothie. I made mine today by simply blending half a pack of Silken tofu (as the name implies, it is softer than regular tofu), one banana, 2 strawberries, iced water and a little bit of honey.

I still haven’t hit a winning combination taste wise. I think I added too little fruits and honey. Texture wise, it is definitely a smoothie! Overall, I think it is a healthier choice of protein source compared to protein powder or cow’s milk. So in conclusion, I am going to add more tofu in my diet and experiment with new ways to do so!!

Next on the list, tofu salad! And if I can find nice avocados, that Chocolate Pudding!

PS: Pity my fridge seems to freeze tofu into ice easily. I have no idea why. Otherwise I will definitely hoard tofu in my fridge!

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7 Responses to “Love Tofu!”

  1. warmginger April 19, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    The jury is still out on tofu in our house The little guys aren’t mad on it, but they love smoothies so despite my initial ‘yuck’ I just might try this bizarre recipe!

  2. l1or April 19, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    Yeah! I remember people mentioning using tofu and avocados for puddings on my nutrition course! From what I remember off the top of my head from my nutrition studies, having *some* tofu is ok, but it’s best not to go overboard with it because I seem to remember my lecturers mentioning that there is a lot of research on *too much* soya being not great for you – especially for guys (coz soya, which is what tofu is made from, contains phytoestrogens which act a lot like female hormones). I’m a bit rusty on my knowledge since I havent practised nutriton in a couple of years so it’s probably best to read up on it before taking this memory of mine to heart 😀

    • rusty April 19, 2013 at 10:27 am #

      You are totally right! One should eat things in moderation. The verdict on soy and tofu is definitely split. And yes, due to the bad rap on soy, I have avoided it in my diet for some time. Recently, I did come across some articles that gave me a bit of confidence back in soy so I am adding them back- http://www.examiner.com/article/dr-oz-explores-the-good-the-bad-and-the-frankensoy-of-soy and http://www.drlaurendeville.com/articles/soy-phytoestrogens-necessarily-bad/.

      Nutrition is such a tricky topic! For every positive outcome from a study, there seems to be a negative one to counter it. I suppose the key is to have a variety of health foods to choose from and mix and match in one’s diets and cut down intake on processed food.

      • l1or April 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

        I know what you mean about the conflicting studies! – moderation, a good variety and low processed food intake sounds like a safe bet of going in the right direction though : )

  3. The Iron Cheftress April 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Cute drawing!!! You’re right about everything in moderation. I know that but I was so enthralled with making my own soy milk and tofufah and tofu that I overdid it and I started looking like I was pregnant. Guess because I’m sensitive to soy I got IBS. Lesson learnt.

    P/s: I rarely ate tofu growing up, so maybe that’s why.

    • rusty April 26, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

      I get what you mean. I too get caught up trying out new things. I remember avocado week! There is avocado smoothie, avocado as a face wash etc. Well, experiment is part of the joy! 🙂

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