You can throw just about anything in a smoothie to enhance its flavor such as honey, tofu, jams, any combination of fruits, peanut butter, juices, etc. , but keep in mind it will effect the nutritional values.
1/2 cups frozen whole berries (use blackberries, strawberries or raspberries)
1 cup nonfat soy milk
3/4 teaspoons almond extract
1/2 cups silken tofu (about 4 ounces)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 smoothies.
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Here are some Hints & Tips for Perfect Smoothies:
You can add any powdered product and it won't affect taste, such as protein powder, wheat germ, oatmeal, 100% bran cereal, soy powder, rice powder, flax seed oil, bee pollen, etc. All of these products are available in health food stores.
Make sure that the items are smaller than a golf ball so they will blend completely. Add the liquid ingredients next.
Stop the blender and check to see if the ingredients are well blended. Sometimes the frozen fruit will jam under the blade. If there is jammed fruit, use a spatula to unjam the fruit, and blend again.
If the shake/smoothie is too thin, add more fruit or ice. If it’s too thick, add more liquid.
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