Good news! Eden doesn’t hate my Vita-Mix anymore.

I have been slowly warming her up to the machine by preparing her well in advance to the noises and, more often than not, treating her to tastes new and delicious when the Vita-Mix finally comes to a stop.

This is great because now that Eden and I both love my new blender I can use it ALL THE TIME. In addition to finishing up the recipes for the cookbook, we have been enjoying many morning smoothies such as this one. This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is great because not only is it super simple to make, refreshing and delicious, but each serving has 10 grams of protein!

And if the tofu frightens you, fear not. While it creates a thick, creamy texture the taste remains undetected, soaked up by the citrusy orange and the sweet vanilla.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
serves 2

6 ounces Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, firm or extra firm
1 (6 oz) container non-dairy vanilla yogurt (I used Silk Soy Yogurt)
1.5-2 cups orange juice (depending on desired thickness and flavor)

In a food processor or blender combine tofu and yogurt, blending until smooth. With motor running, add orange juice to desired taste.

Serve immediately.