Creamy Tahini Date Shake - A sweet and creamy smoothie that makes a delicious treat or midday snack, NO banana needed! Nut-free, dairy-free.
I know this recipe is a bit different, but would you believe I've had it on the blog for almost ten years!
This shake was a random make for me back then, but I loved it! The tahini and dates are a match made in heaven. It reminds me of some kind of gourmet drink you'd get at a coffee shop.
It's thick and frothy, and it also makes a great treat!
The addition of tahini adds richness, while dates add a natural sweetness.
If I could only reach through the computer and give you all a taste, you'd be hooked!
What is tahini?
If you don't know, tahini is basically sesame seeds ground up into sesame seed butter, akin to peanut butter. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that tahini tastes a bit like bitter peanut butter.
It's quite high in calcium and is a staple ingredient in hummus, though I happen to have a Tahini-Free Hummus, if you're interested!
At first bite, I hated tahini!
Over the years, however, I've grown to appreciate it, and it is simply delicious in this creamy drink.
I like to use the Trader Joe's brand, as it's both delicious and economical, but this post is a great resource for learning about some of the top tahini brands.
If you're searching for other ways to try tahini, take a peek at these:
Creamy Tahini Date Shake
- 2 Tablespoons tahini
- ½ cup water
- 2 Medjool dates
- pinch sea salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- stevia if desired, for extra sweetness
- fresh nutmeg or cinnamon to taste
- If your dates are hard, soak them in the 1/2 cup of water for 10-15 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend all.
- Chill or add ice and enjoy!
Nutmeg is one of my favorite spices, and it adds a great flavor here! It's quite reminiscent of eggnog. You can also use cinnamon if you prefer.
To avoid having to soak your dates for future smoothies, read my post on How To Soften Dates For Recipes.
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
I posted a tahini pancake not too long ago and it is delicious! I would love to try tahini like this!
You really are SO creative!! Tahini milk? That sounds amazing, actually =). You're such an amazing baker also! Thanks for the tip about finding great circuits on pinterest! I think they'll be great way to incorporate some low-intensity workouts...
And hello Gus! I don't have a shih-tzu, but I do have a black miniature schnauzer named Kona =).
protein brownies with avocado mousse!!? that sounds amazing!
Gena + the Twins are such clever ladies, huh?!
The separation-anxiety thing is something I struggle with too 🙁 I think every Mama does!
Those brownies with avocado mousse look yum! Also your pup is so cute! I love your daughter's name 😉
Cait @ Beyond Bananas
I just got a food processor, so I have been making my own nut butter (so far almond and cashew) .. and using it in basically every snack. It could turn into a bad habit if I don't exhibit self control!
You should try the Pure2Raw Girls thin mints…amazing! As for tahini milk..start experimenting with other nut butters…pecan butter is particularly delicious as a milk…:-)
I am loving trail mix lately. Sweet and salty is the best. The Pure2Raw twins inspired me to do a plank challenge. I reached 5 minutes today!
Holy crap, that's awesome! My husband and I are at a minute...um, yeah.
mmmm cakettes? I must try those!
Anna @ The Guiltless Life
How have I never heard of tahini milk before? That's crazy!
Alex @ therunwithin
I love finding random clearance finds, they are always the best.
Jill Conyers (@jillconyers)
My favorite snacks are anything that includes avocado, tomato or smoothies. The protein brownies look awesome!
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