Whether your live a vegetarian lifestyle or you cannot tolerate dairy products, soy shakes and smoothies provide a healthy yet indulgent-tasting treat for breakfast, snacks or dessert. Change the type of fruit used for your soy smoothies or the ice cream flavor used for your soy shakes to make your own recipes using this technique for vegan blender drinks. Look for additional recipes and adaptations in the resources and tips for your smoothies and shakes in the tips section.
Things You'll Need
Make Soy Smoothies with Fruit
Peel and seed fresh fruit. Chop both fresh and frozen fruits into ½-inch cubes.
Place the fruit into the jar of a blender.
Add 1 tsp. vanilla extract to the fruit if desired.
Pour 1 cup of plain or vanilla soy milk over the fruit in the blender.
Add ½ cup of silken tofu over the fruit and soy milk to give the smoothing added body.
Blend the fruit, soy milk and tofu on puree until smooth and serve in two glasses with straws.
Make Soy “Ice Cream” Shakes
Combine 1 cup of soy ice cream with ½ cup of plain or vanilla soy milk in the jar of a blender.
Blend on puree until desired consistency.
Increase the amount of soy ice cream or add ½ cup of silken tofu to the soy “milk” shake for more body if desired.
Serve immediately in a single glass with a straw.
For best results, use a soy milk or ice cream you would drink or eat on its own.
Frozen bananas, mangos and berries add an icy frothiness and body to your smoothie, making it taste more like an ice cream shake rather than a soy milk and fruit smoothie.
Add three to four ice cubes to your blender for more body if you added too much soy milk.
Soft fleshed fruits blend best: berries, chopped peaches, bananas.
Substitute up to 1/2 of the soy milk in your shake or smoothie with fresh fruit juice for a more pronounced fruity flavor.
Add sugar or honey to taste if desired.
Give your morning an additional protein boost by putting 1 tbsp. peanut or nut butter into the blender with the fruit or ice cream. Try peanut butter with soy ice cream for an indulgent shake that tastes like a chocolate covered peanut butter cup.