Tahini has more protein than milk and most nuts. It contains magnesium and iron, is rich in B Vitamins, and helps improve brain function and energy production. It also contains Vitamin E, an important protectant against heart disease and stroke.
It is made of ground sesame seeds - making this quick milk recipe easily interchangeable with almond, cashew or other nut butters : no soaking or straining needed. Just swap out the tahini and experiment with whatever nut butter you have on hand!
I personally love this milk and feel the sesame flavor adds a unique richness to the shake recipe. It is simple and satisfying :) If you haven’t made your own dairy free milk, this recipe is an easy way to start. It’s a money saver and limits waste build up that buying pre-made milks can create. If nut milks are your thing ~ we previously shared a simple homemade cashew milk here.
Sesame (Tahini) Milk Recipe ~
4 TB Tahini
4 Cups Filtered Water
Dash of Pink Salt
Dash of Vanilla
Sweetener of choice (optional) * I prefer maple syrup
Place all of the ingredients in a blender on high for 2 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Tahini Date Shake
~ makes enough for one large glass or two small servings.
1 cup Sesame (Tahini) Milk (see recipe above)
2 Pitted Dates
2-4 Ice Cubes OR ½ Frozen Banana
Dash of Cinnamon
Dash of Pink Salt
½ Tsp Vanilla (optional)
1 Tsp Maca
½ Tsp Ashwagandha
½ Tsp Reishi, Cordyceps, or Lion’s Mane (optional)
Place all the ingredients in a blender for 1 minute. I prefer my dates to add texture, but for a smoother consistency blend longer. Enjoy by yourself or it is great shared with a friend after a meal :)
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