Tahini, Vanilla, and Cinnamon Smoothie With Raw Chocolate Sauce

| 11 June 2014

What do you do when there is no fresh food in your fridge? You raid your pantry/freezer and make the best delicious and nutritious smoothie ever. Raw foodies are known to be organised people. They always have stock of nuts/seeds/frozen fruit at home and on the go to make sure they can always make a quick and easy meal. And stay raw.  🙂 It is just part of a lifestyle! You would be surprised what amazing creations can be made using the simplest ingredients and a bit of imagination.

This week’s recipe falls into this category. Did you just come back from traveling and need something nourishing but your fridge is empty? Are you in a rush and need energy-packed breakfast to keep you going? Is it Sunday morning and you would like to surprise your beloveds and friends with refreshing, plant-passionate, and a little naughty creation?

If so, read on. We’ve been told this smoothie tastes of Snickers and Mars bars without the side effects and sugar rush.

Tahini, Vanilla and Cinnamon Smoothie with Raw Chocolate Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 TBLS raw tahini

6 soft dates, pitted

5-6 frozen bananas

1 tsp vanilla essence

1-2 tsp cinnamon powder

For the sauce

2 TBLS maple syrup or date syrup

2 TBLS raw chocolate powder

pinch of salt

Method

Blend tahini and dates in a high-speed blender with just enough water to cover the blades. Blend till you get a smooth cream. Add chopped up frozen bananas and enough water to get the blender going. Add extra water to reach the desired consistency. Add vanilla and cinnamon.

To make chocolate sauce mix maple syrup with raw cacao powder and add a pinch of salt.

Serve right away.

Quick tip

Always have a bunch of bananas (peeled) in your freezer for emergencies. They make great ice-creams and smoothies and is a very useful ingredient to stock in your freezer!

A bit about nutritional benefits of sesame seeds and tahini

Sesame seeds and tahini are very warming and great for people that need to increase their digestive fire and vitality. Not only are sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber.

Now we would like to hear from you! What is YOUR favourite quick raw food fix when you run out of fresh ingredients? Be sure to leave a comment below.

Stay Wild –

With Celebration & Appreciation,

Aiste, Joel & the Wild Team xoxo