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Coffee-Banana Tofu Shake

May/June 1997

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Start your morning off right with this protein-rich shake.



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Coffee-Banana Tofu Shake

Makes: 2 servings, 1 1/2 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu, (if using a shelf-stable box, choose soft), drained
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder, preferably espresso
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Ground cinnamon, (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine milk, tofu, banana, 1 tablespoon sugar, coffee powder and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until very frothy. Taste and add more sugar, if needed. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving: 189 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 2 g fiber; 108 mg sodium; 243 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (19% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 reduce-fat milk


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