Working with natural ingredients in all our drink preparations, one of them that have always captivated us is the seemingly mundane but magically versatile TOFU.
Made from soy beans, it is not only high in protein, iron, and calcium, but has an exceptional ability to absorb flavours through spices and marinades, and yes, even juices.
Did you know that Japanese mothers love to serve hiyayakko (chilled tofu) sprinkled with katsuobushi (bonito flakes) and soy sauce to their families in the height of summer because the simple dish is known to help cool one’s body down? Besides being naturally cooling, tofu is also reputed to be an anti-cancer agent, and a cholesterol combatant, to name a few of its many benefits.
Health experts have long expounded the benefits of soy, from which tofu is made. Research in several areas have shown it may play a role in helping to fight osteoporosis and diabetes, as soybeans contain five classes of compounds that have been identified as anti-carcinogens.
We have also learnt that as little as 40 grams of soy protein, consumed daily, for six months, can increase bone mineral content and bone density too. (That’s equivalent to just about one cup of soy milk or 4 ounces of tofu!)
So this March, we’re not just taking part in the Earth Hour to reaffirm our commitment to sustainable living on this planet we live in by turning off all non-essential lights, but we would also like to CELEBRATE the event with the magical tofu that the earth has gifted us from the soy plant, which will be incorporated into our new drink, the TOFU MAGIC!
This new smoothie, which combines tofu with STRAWBERRIES, BANANA, SOY MILK, and LOW-FAT MIXED BERRIES YOGHURT & SORBET, is not just good for your BODY, but tastes oh-so-delicious and works as a NATURAL MEAL REPLACEMENT!
Yes, no more CHEMICAL-LACED meal replacements if trimming your body naturally and healthily is what you’re looking for! Or just a hearty drink with lots of flavours combined with all the goodness of soy and the yumminess of strawberries and banana!
Don’t forget too that stawberries are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals like folate, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and magnesium that’re just great for your body’s daily functions! Not to mention the popular bananas, which also have Vitamin Bs, are great for digestion, heart health, and yes, weight loss!
Retailing at RM14.80 for what we call the Power size (600ml), it also comes in the MIDI size (450ml) for RM13.75, inclusive of GST.