Vegan Smoothie Recipes: High Protein Tahini Date Shake

January 16, 2017
I used to make a peanut butter and banana shake every morning. If you'd told me to add a heaping spoonful of tahini into my blender, I probably would have wrinkled my nose in disgust. Thank goodness I decided to branch out because tahini and dates go together like peanut butter and jelly. The natural candied sweetness of the dates pairs perfectly with the tangy tahini. I don't crave shakes in the winter like I do in the summer, but I refer to this as a "winter shake" because it has rich creaminess from the tahini and comforting flavors that are totally appropriate to drink in the chilly air--even if it's next to your space heater! If you're looking for something a little different to slurp up in the mornings, this shake is for you! This simple tahini date shake is the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert! It's refined sugar-free and has all the healthy fats, protein, and carbs you need to take on your busy day.
Vegan Smoothie Recipes: Tahini Date Shake

Vegan Smoothie Recipes: High Protein Tahini Date Shake

Recipe Type: Beverages Breakfast Sweets
utensils YIELDS 1 serving
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  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup steamed and frozen cauliflower (or sub ice)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla/chocolate protein powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon hemp hearts
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw tahini
  • 1-2 pitted dates
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Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until well incorporated. Serve sprinkled with hemp hearts.

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Lauren is a vegan recipe creator, food photographer, and writer. You can find her in the kitchen making healthy plant-based eats, at the gym working up an appetite for her next meal, or curled up with a good book and a glass of red. She actively seeks wellness and balanced living in an unbalanced world. Follow her on Instagram @flora_and_vino and her blog


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