Tahini Smoothie

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings healthily with this tahini smoothie!

The smoothie is super easy to make, and tastes 10/10!

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Tahini Smoothie

Tahini Smoothie (Chocolate & Dates)

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Indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of my Tahini Smoothie, featuring chocolate & dates! This luxurious smoothie combines the nutty depth of tahini with the sweet richness of dates and a swirl of chocolate.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 23 pitted dates
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk

Instructions

  1. If the dates are too hard, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes, then strain them.
  2. To a blender, add all the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes or until completely smooth.
  4. Pout into a cup and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 409
  • Sugar: 54g
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 77g
  • Fiber: 10.7g
  • Protein: 8.1g

Why You Will Love This Tahini Smoothie

Tahini Smoothie served in a tall thin glass cup

While adding tahini to your smoothies is probably not something you have ever done, I recommend that you try it with this recipe!

Tahini adds creaminess, nuttiness, and healthy fats. It acts very similarly to peanut butter, which is a common ingredient in smoothies.

Here’s why I love this chocolate tahini smoothie and why I think you will love it too: 

  1. Unique Flavor Profile: The use of tahini brings a rich, nutty flavor that’s distinctively different from the more common nut butters used in smoothies. This unique taste is a refreshing change for those who enjoy experimenting with new flavors in their smoothies.
  2. Creamy Consistency: Tahini not only enhances the flavor but also contributes to a creamy, smooth texture, making the smoothie feel indulgent and satisfying. This can be particularly appealing for those who love thick and rich smoothies.
  3. Natural Sweet: The inclusion of dates and bananas provides natural sweetness, reducing the need for added sugars. 
  4. Energy Boosting: This smoothie is a great option for a quick breakfast or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up that provides sustained energy without the crash often associated with high-sugar alternatives.
  5. Health Benefits: The smoothie is packed with nutrients that offer various health benefits. Cacao powder is rich in antioxidants, tahini is a great source of calcium and iron, and bananas provide potassium and fiber. 
  6. Dietary Flexibility: This smoothie can easily fit into various dietary needs—it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan-friendly. 
  7. Quick and Easy Preparation: Like most smoothies, this tahini smoothie is simple and quick to prepare, requiring just a few ingredients and a blender. 
  8. Satiating: Thanks to the high fiber content from dates and banana, along with the healthy fats from tahini, this smoothie can help keep you full and satisfied longer.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my date smoothie and my Snickers smoothie recipe!

Smoothie Variations And Recipe Notes

Tahini Smoothie being poured into a tall glass cup

You can adjust the recipe if you want to easily, and still achieve a delicious smoothie!

Below are some options for you that I have personally tried and loved:

  1. Sweeter: Cut through the bitterness of the chocolate and sesame paste by adding a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup. 
  2. Boost With Protein: Add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder for higher protein content.
  3. More Creaminess And Probiotics: If you are not avoiding dairy, add 1/2 cup of yogurt.
  4. No Banana: Swap the bananas for frozen mango or pineapple. 

Does The Smoothie Taste Like Tahini?

Yes, the tahini does come through, but very mildly. 

You can get a background nutty taste, but it’s not overpowering by any means. 

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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