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Salted Chocolate Tahini Smoothie

This creamy salted chocolate tahini smoothie is loaded with clean, healthy ingredients that won’t spike your blood sugar. Oh, and did I mention it is absolutely decadent? Tahini, cocoa powder, and, dates come together for an indulgent smoothie you’ll want to be to be making again and again.

This smoothie is great for breakfast, afternoon snack or any time you need a bit of a pick me up. Smoothies are a great way to load up on protein, fiber and healthy fats all in one simple drink.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Smoothies are so simple to make and really pack a punch nutrition-wise. 
  • Tastes like a milkshake but is much healthier. 

Ingredients

  • Goat kefir – I prefer goat over cow dairy. Non-dairy kefir will also work. 
  • Filtered water  
  • Cauliflower rice – Cauliflower rice adds texture and fiber to this smoothie.
  • Medjool dates – I prefer Medjool dates but any kind will work to sweeten up the smoothie.
  • Tahini – Tahini adds healthy fats, calcium, and tons of flavor to this smoothie.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – Cocoa powder adds a nice chocolatey flavor.
  • Vanilla extract – Use real vanilla extract. 
  • Sea salt – A touch of sea salt enhances the flavor.
  • Crushed ice – Crushed ice makes the smoothie thick and cool. 

Equipment Needed To Make

  • Blender – any kind will work; immersion, hand, high speed.

How To Make

Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. 

Optional toppings: drizzle of tahini, cocoa nibs, sprinkle of sea salt.

Storage

This tahini smoothie will keep well in the fridge in a Mason jar for a few days. I don’t recommend freezing it. 

Pro Tips

Here are a few things you can do to make sure your smoothie works out well every time you make it. 

  • I suggest putting the liquid ingredients into the blender first and scraping down the sides until the smoothie is smooth and creamy. 
  • Mix the tahini well before pouring it in as the oil tends to rise to the top of the jar. 
  • If your dates are dry soak them in boiling water for a few minutes before adding them to the blender. 

FAQs

Can I use fresh cauliflower instead of frozen cauliflower?

Yes, you can use fresh cauliflower just make sure to chop it into small pieces however you may not get the same texture as the frozen riced cauliflower.

What can I substitute for tahini?

If you don’t have tahini on hand I’d suggest using almond or sunflower seed butter in its place. 

Can I add protein powder to this smoothie?

You can use protein powder but I’d recommend adding in real food to increase the protein content. You can add a tablespoon of hemp or chia seeds, or even some silken tofu will increase the amount of protein. 

What can I substitute for dates?

If you don’t have any dates on hand you can substitute half a ripe banana or a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup. To keep it low carb, use monkfruit sweetener, allulose syrup or stevia instead of honey and maple syrup though. You can adjust the amount of sweetener based on your personal preference. 

How can I make this salted tahini smoothie dairy free?

If you can’t eat dairy you can substitute a non-dairy yogurt or kefir or use a non-dairy milk like almond.  Silken tofu will also add creaminess.

 

Did you make this recipe? If you did don’t forget to tag me and share on Instagram!
 
 

Salted Chocolate Tahini Smoothie

Beth Bollinger of Nest Wellness
This recipe was created for Redwood Hill Farm -Simple, clean, creamy and delicious - Made with 11 live & active cultures - Billions of probiotics per serving
5 from 1 vote
Servings 1 person

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup goat kefir
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower rice
  • 4 soft medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • a couple pinches of salt
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Instructions
 

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and mix all together
    Garnish idea: tahini drizzle, cacao nibs and a sprinkle of course sea salt
Keyword probiotic, salted chocolate, smoothie
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