Tropical Smoothie Soy Yogurt
It has been a week since Thanksgiving and if you’re like me, you had enough turkey & cranberry sauce to last you until next year. And being the holiday season, there are more family gatherings and feasts ahead, which means more food, more calories and more pounds to put on – yikes!
So, to keep those pesky pounds off and make sure you fit into your little black dress or snazzy suit this New Years, why not start your days with a refreshing smoothie!
Pineapple and papaya are rich in antioxidants and contain digestive-system stimulating enzymes – the perfect wake-me-up to any morning.
You will need:
- 1 ripe papaya, peeled, pitted, and chopped
- 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
- 2/3 cup soy milk
- 1 & 1/4 cups soy yogurt (you can purchase this at most grocery stores or you can make it yourself by following the recipe below. If you plan to purchase, I recommend getting the “light” soygurt)
Place all the ingredients in a juicer or blender and process until smooth. Serves 2.
Making yogurt is not exactly the easiest thing in the world but it sure is an adventure!
Live yogurt helps to repopulate the digestive system with friendly bacteria to make sure it runs smoothly. This yogurt is delicious with fresh fruit, fruit purees, or simply with honey.
You will need:
- 2 & 1/2 cups soy milk
- 4 tbsp powdered soy milk
- 1 tbsp live plain soy yogurt
1. Boil the soy milk in a pan. Leave to cool until tepid. Add the powdered soy milk and yogurt and blend with a hand whisk.
2. Rinse a vacuum flask (AKA thermos) with boiling water to sterilize it. Pour in the soy mixture, then replace the lid and keep in a warm place overnight (an airing closet is ideal).
3. Empty the flask contents into smaller pots or jars and refrigerate. Save 1 tablespoon of yogurt to use as a starter next time you make yogurt.
I hope you enjoy making these recipes and don’t forget to have fun when you cook! Be creative, try new things and always remember to share with the ones you love.
Rose, Sara.Detox: The Process of Cleansing and Restoration. Bath: Parragon. 2006