Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday y'all!!
Welcome to my “Make It Better Monday”
I’m thinking this will mostly deal with food because, well, I love food. I just hate sodium and fat. So, “Make It Better Monday” will explore some of my favorite recipes and how I've done-gone-and-changed them healthy!
Up first? MANGO LASSI!
Mango Lassi 3
I fell in love with the Mango Lassi at a local Indian Restaurant about 2 months ago. It tasted SO GOOD. I could only drink about half of it because it was super sweet, but I loved the flavor. After researching online I found out the main ingredients in the Mango Lassi are cream, yogurt, mango pulp and sugar. No wonder my taste buds loved it. So this morning, I MIB'ed it out.
Healthy Pineapple-Mango Lassi (inspired by recipe from ToneItUp)
-1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
-1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 4oz tofu
-1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
-1/4 cup pineapple juice
Mango Lassi 1
Directions: Put in blender, being sure to add liquid last. Some websites tell you to add liquids first, but that’s never worked for me! Blend and enjoy :)
Mango Lassi 2 
And lets clear things up right away, I know what you're thinking--and I thought it too! Tofu in a smoothie? GROSS! But I promise you it tastes so good :) I like my smoothies creamier which is why I use frozen fruit, but if you like them juicier, use fresh fruit!
I made a mistake and bought extra firm tofu, which proved to be a challenge in the blender (and the reason I added 1/2 cup pineapple juice when I only should have needed 1/4). Be sure to buy a softer tofu and the numbers above will work great!
After enjoying this tasty smoothie for my breakfast I got REALLY healthy at lunch and ate my BEETS BEETS BEETS. Pickled beets are my favorite, but sometimes I’ll buy Trader Joe’s roasted beets plain and put Truvia on them for some added sweetness. Nature’s candy FO’ SHO.

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