Updated: Jul 31, 2019
I know what you're thinking and I am going to stop you right there. Tahini in a smoothie SO does work!!! And, as well as taste amazing, this is a great smoothie if you are looking to boost your bone health and digestive system.
Up until now, you may have only had tahini with savory dishes but I am here to tell you it works just as great in sweet dishes. I am obsessed with tahini and a little obsessed with smoothies at the moment.
Since the weather turned warmer, I have been having a smoothie most mornings and the two I am putting up on my website today, are currently my favorites.
So, why should you make this today? I'll give you 5 reasons.
1. Tahini is high in calcium, phosphorus and manganese all of which support bone health
2. Figs are also high in calcium, fiber, magnesium and iron
3. You can't get a quicker breakfast - seriously this will be made in minutes
4. It tastes AMAZING
5. It is filling and full of healthy fat, fiber and protein
I want to give a shout out to Rachel Southgate who I have never met but is a member of my free facebook group Everyday Wellness for Women. She is super active in the group and always gets involved with the challenges I run and makes nearly all of the recipes I share.
When I first made this smoothie I wasn't sure and asked for a volunteer to try it, cue Rachel coming to the rescue! I've since found out it my figs weren't ripe but Rachel also gave me some great feedback and also let me used her photograph. Thanks Rachel.
Please give this a try and let me know what you think. Here's Rachel's smoothie photo below.
Fig & Tahini Smoothie
Preparation: 5 mins
300ml almond milk (or any other plant based milk)
1 frozen banana (peeled and chopped)
2 fresh ripe figs
1 tablespoon tahini*
1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
Add in's: up to 2 tablespoons of oats, hemp seeds or a tablespoon of chia seeds. Top with seeds or flaked coconut
1. Pour the milk into a high speed blender, add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
2. If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk or water
3. This smoothie is best consumed straight away
* Rachel prefers using 1/2 tablespoon of tahini in her smoothie and using the add in's, so try experimenting yourself.
If you loved this recipe then I'm sure you will love my free Facebook group called
Everyday Wellness for Women which promotes more manageable and sustainable tips for healthier living.
In this group you will find support and access to mini weekly challenges, free recipes, stress-busting techniques, along with ways to improve your sleep, energy, moods and much more.