Strawberry Soymilk Smoothies

A two layer dessert, one layer a tangy sweet strawberry smoothie and the other layer a fragrant yuzu citrus and spice granita. Enjoy both the different flavors and textures.

Strawberry Soymilk Smoothies
Photographed by Takashi Yoshida


Recipe by
Hironobu Tsujiguchi

Easy

Desserts

Healthy

Party

180kcal

20minutes


Excludes time spent chilling in the freezer.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • [Smoothie]

    • 120 g strawberries
    • 80 g plain yogurt
      Note

      Unsweetened.

    • 60 ml soymilk
      Note

      Unflavored.

    • 15 - 25 g granulated sugar
      Note

      Adjust the exact amount of sugar based on the sweetness of the strawberries.

  • [Granita]

    • 50 ml red wine
    • 1/2 tsp yuzu citrus juice
    • 30 g granulated sugar
    • Cinnamon stick, a small amount
    • Star anise, a small amount
    • Clove, a small amount
      Note

      It is also fine to only add 1-2 of the spices, rather than all of them.

  • 2 white chocolates (thin discs)
    Note

    Melt white chocolate and spread flat, then punch out circles to fit the size of the glasses you use.

  • Yuzu citrus peel, a small amount
    Note

    If available.

  • 60 ml water

Directions

1

Make the smoothie: Cut the strawberries into eighths and spread them out on a metal tray or other flat container, then freeze them. Place the frozen cut strawberries and other smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

2

Make the granita: Combine all of the granita ingredients and 60 ml of water in a pot and bring just to a simmer. Strain out the solids and pour the liquid into a metal tray, and freeze until solid. Once it has solidified, scrape with a fork to break it into small pieces.

3

Fill two frozen glasses partway with granita, then place the white chocolate discs on top. Pour the smoothie in on top of that and garnish with yuzu citrus peel.