Have You Tried Putting Tahini in Your Smoothies?

Have You Tried Putting Tahini in Your Smoothies?

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Lauren Kodiak
Feb 24, 2017
(Image credit: Green Kitchen Stories)

Whether you're blending up a smoothie for breakfast or a post-workout snack, you want it to be filling, balanced, and nutritious. Oh, and delicious, too. This berry smoothie hits all the marks, thanks to one special ingredient in particular.

Tahini!

Have you ever put tahini in your smoothie? I often throw a spoonful of peanut butter into mine, but tahini seems like a great way to switch things up. Made from ground sesame seeds, tahini is rich, thick, and nutty — perfect for adding depth of flavor and some healthy fat to your smoothie.

Did you recently buy a jar of tahini to make your own hummus, but then left it to languish in the back of your fridge? (Don't worry — we've all been there). Well, now is the time to pull it out! This is a great way to make sure that jar doesn't go to waste.

All you have to do to make this smoothie is add a banana, half of an avocado, a few soft (pitted) dates, ground cardamom, fresh ginger, tahini, frozen raspberries, frozen blackberries, and milk (the author uses oat milk, but use what you have in your fridge!) to a blender and mix on high speed until smooth.

The tahini, frozen berries, banana, and avocado all combine to create a creamy, luscious texture, while the dates add subtle sweetness. Ground cardamom and fresh ginger might seem like uncommon ingredients for smoothies, but they bring a warmth and complexity you don't want to miss out on.

This is definitely the type of smoothie that won't have you feeling hungry or suffering from a sugar crash an hour after drinking it. It's just the right mix of ingredients to carry you through the morning or afternoon, giving you a jolt of energy and satisfaction.

Get the Recipe: Berry Tahini Smoothie from Green Kitchen Stories

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