A Very Berry (Protein Packed) Kid Friendly Smoothie Bowl - Sammy Makes Six

A Very Berry (Protein Packed) Kid Friendly Smoothie Bowl

This post is brought to you by Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. maker of Mori-Nu® Silken Tofu and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

It's a common misconception that tofu is only used in Asian-inspired dishes, or that it can only be used in soups. It's a lot more versatile than you might think. Silken tofu can be used in desserts, main dishes, appetizers, and can be a substitute for dairy ingredients.

Another misconception is that tofu is only for vegans or vegetarians to enjoy, but that is simply not true. I for one, have really grown to enjoy tofu since first trying it about two years ago. My favorite way to enjoy tofu is in a veggie stir fry, which only takes minutes to cook, but this is just one of the ways that we enjoy it.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF MORI-NU SILKEN TOFU?

Mori-Nu Silken Tofu by Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. is one of the highest-qualities of silken tofu on the market, providing unmatched smoothness, creaminess and great taste. The texture of silken tofu is generally smoother and creamier with a slightly higher water content than dense, spongy tub tofu (or "momen" tofu -- the other tofu).

Mori-Nu Silken Tofu products are sold in a unique aseptic package that protects fresh tofu from light and bacteria, allowing for a long shelf life without the need for refrigeration or use of preservatives. The packaging locks out light, oxygen and micro-organisms which lead to spoilage and allow for a long shelf life.

You can use extra firm silken tofu for stir-fry, but you can also blend the firm or soft versions of Mori-Nu Silken Tofu for creamy and delicious smoothies, shakes, desserts, dips, and sauces. Or crumble the firm tofu into eggless scrambles or pasta fillings.

There are many ways to enjoy the very versatile silken tofu.


One of my other favorite ways to use Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is by adding it the kids’ favorite smoothie bowl. While they think that they are enjoying a bowl full of berries and banana, they are having an extra protein-packed snack. I even add some spinach for extra measure, which is not something they normally enjoy.

Here is the simple recipe to for a Very Berry (Protein Packed) Kid Friendly Smoothie Bowl.


Very Berry (Protein Packed) Kid Friendly Smoothie Bowl
2-3 small servings

smoothie:
1/3 block of Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Lite Firm
½ cup of fresh baby spinach
½ cup of frozen berries
2 bananas
topping:
fresh berries
granola


Instructions:
Place all the smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour smoothie into bowls and add toppings. For toppings I chose fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries, a handful of granola mix and a drizzle of honey.



Because this is a kid-friendly recipe I usually allow the kids to get in on the action by topping their own smoothie bowls. This is a fun way to let them help create their own snack and it lets their creative minds take ahold. You can prepare a little toppings bar with all their favorites including: sliced bananas, strawberries, mandarins, apples, etc. There are so many possibilities!


Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is versatile, delicious and affordable. With the many varieties that Mori-Nu Silken Tofu has to offer, you will find the right tofu fit for whatever you’re creating in the kitchen. Today we created this delicious berry and banana smoothie that is packed with extra protein and vitamins, and all the kids know is that they are having a yummy smoothie bowl.


Visit www.morinu.com to purchase Mori-Nu Silken Tofu online or go to the store locator to find your nearest Silken Tofu retailer. HOW DO YOU TOFU?



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