While I prepare pumpkin everything for my upcoming fall brunch club, I'm also still holding on to summer for as long as I can. When strawberry season was at it's peak, I loaded up on them every time I visited the farmers market and froze them so I could later use them for delicious recipes such as my simple strawberry-matcha sorbet and this milkshake/smoothie I'm about to share with you.
I just love using strawberries in my smoothies since they give it just enough sweetness and add anti-inflammatory and skin nourishing properties. Tahini also provides tons of health properties. It is made out of sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of copper, selenium, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and fiber. All these minerals are important for many functions of the body, but especially nourish the skin, bones, and aid with PMS. Tahini is also a great source of plant-based protein, which stabilizes blood sugar and will leave you feeling satisfied.
I hope you enjoy this taste of summer as we move into the chillier days. Perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
2 Tablespoons tahini
1 cup coconut milk (or any nut milk of choice)
1 teaspoon raw maca powder, optional
1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean
1 drop vanilla stevia (I use Omica Organics brand) or 1 teaspoon raw honey
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- Top with toppings of choice: shredded coconut, bee pollen, sliced strawberries, cinnamon