One of my favorite surprisingly delicious smoothie recipes is for a tahini and date smoothie. It sounds a little odd, but it is perfectly thick and rich, with almost a shake-like quality. And the flavor blows me away every time.
So what is tahini, exactly?
Tahini is similar to nut betters, such as almond butter, but instead of being made of blended and ground nuts, it is made of blended sesame seeds. These sesame seeds are blended and pulverized until they release oil and move from a flour-like texture to a creamy, smooth consistency.
Sesame seeds and tahini are very beneficial for your health. Here are a few ways tahini and sesame seeds can help keep you healthy:
- They contain healthy, essential fats from omega-3’s.
- Sesame seeds are also high in copper, which is said to aid in relieving Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Tahini is a great source of iron and also contains a variety of other beneficial vitamins and minerals.
Tahini is generally used in hummus, or perhaps a salad dressing, but usually that’s as far as we go with it. But, just like other nut and seed butters, it makes a creamy, thick addition to your smoothie. It is especially good when blended with nut milk, warm spices, and naturally sweet dates.
Decadent Tahini and Date Smoothie:
Makes 1 serving
1/4 cup tahini
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cup cashew (or almond) milk, unsweetened
5 dates, pitted
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Add all ingredients to your high speed blender and blend until smooth and thick.
Serve this one for breakfast, a hearty snack, or a sippable dessert.
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