Tahini Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 1 ripe banana, frozen or fresh
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of ground cinnamon (optional) / Ice cubes (if using fresh banana)
- Prepare the Ingredients: If you’re using a fresh banana, you might want to add some ice cubes to make the smoothie cold and refreshing. If you’re using a frozen banana, you can skip the ice cubes.
- Blend: In a blender, combine the frozen or fresh banana, tahini, almond milk, honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon if using. Blend on high until all the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Taste and Adjust: Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness by adding more honey or maple syrup if desired. You can also adjust the thickness by adding more almond milk if it’s too thick or more frozen bananas if it’s too thin.
- Serve: Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy it immediately. You can garnish with a drizzle of extra tahini and a sprinkle of cinnamon if you like.
- Variations: Feel free to get creative with your tahini smoothie! You can add other ingredients like spinach or kale for added nutrition, a scoop of protein powder for an extra boost, or even a tablespoon of chia seeds for some added texture.
Remember, smoothie recipes are versatile, so feel free to adjust the quantities and ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your creamy and nutritious tahini smoothie!