Cacao & Tahini Smoothie
What makes this smoothie so special is that it’s chocolate… for breakfast! Or you can have it accompanied by a big bowl of salad for lunch.
Here is a cacao & tahini smoothie that’s simple, delicious and will actually leave you feeling satisfied for hours.
Hulled tahini has a much lighter flavor with a hint of sweetness. Before you make this recipe, make sure you're using hulled tahini as it will give a much nicer flavor to the smoothie, and not the earthy and bitter flavor from the unhulled version.
This Cacao & Tahini smoothie tastes like a rich dessert. Tahini is a creamy paste made from sesame seeds, and it’s an amazing ingredient for smoothies, not only it tastes delicious but also leaves you satisfied for hours.
The secret is to use a brand of tahini that is runny. Some brands may be thicker and used more like a spread, avoid those. If you don’t like tahini, you can always sub it for almond, peanut or cashew butter.
This smoothie would also be delicious with some toasted nuts on top.
WHAT YOU NEED
1/2 frozen ripe banana
1 scoop Chocolate Essentials Shake
1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk(*)
2 tsp cacao powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp cacao nibs (optional for crunch)
1 tbsp tahini
*or 1 cup unsweetened almond milk and 1/2 cold filtered water