Recipe from Summer 2020/21 issue of True Natural Health
Recipe by Melissa of Functional Health Canberra
Tahini is one of the best sources of calcium. It is made from sesame seeds that are soaked in water and then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels. It has many health benefits, including being high in unsaturated fat, rich in vitamins and minerals and helps maintain healthy skin and muscle tone.
Tahini made from unhulled sesame seeds is more nutrient-rich than tahini made from hulled seeds and is sometimes called sesame butter. Try this Smoothie for a quick, nutritious grab-and-go breakfast or snack.
1 Tbsp chia seeds or ground flaxseed
1½ cups plant milk of choice
½ cup organic, frozen mixed berries
1 Tbsp tahini
1 small banana
3 – 4 ice cubes
1 Tbsp rice malt syrup (optional)
Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more ice for a thicker smoothie. Pour into jar and transport with you if required.