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Tahini Shake: Vegan Recipe for the Creamy Treat

Tahini shake
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Tahini shakes taste nutty, creamy and sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a treat with a slice of your favorite cake. Check out this vegan recipe.

Tahini is a kind of paste made from sesame seeds that taste nutty and creamy, with a hint of bitterness. This vegan tahini shake uses almond milk and dates to give it a sweet taste and using frozen bananas rather than fresh ones gives it a creamy flavor. You can drink your tahini shake as a healthy breakfast option or just have it as a tasty treat and it only takes five minutes to make.

Tahini paste is full of vitamins and minerals such as protein, calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamins E and B, a great healthy source of energy. It is common in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and can be made at home or bought in the store. Sesame seeds can also be used in sweet dishes such as Indonesian onde-onde or sesame balls, Chinese mooncakes which are filled with a mung bean and sesame seed paste, or Lebanese sesame kaak, which are bread rings coated in sesame seeds.

Check out the fair trade section of your local store for fair trade cinnamon, vanilla, dates, and bananas and you may also be able to find organic almond milk, dates, and bananas, to reduce your carbon footprint. Let’s get on with learning how to make a delicious tahini shake.

How to Make a Creamy Tahini Shake

Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds.
Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. (Foto: CC0 / Pixabay / Pezibear)

Yield: 2 cups


  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 2 sliced frozen ripe bananas
  • 1 cup homemade almond milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 drop vanilla extract


  1. Pit the dates and break them into small pieces.
  2. Put the frozen banana slices, dates, almond milk, cinnamon, tahini, and vanilla in a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth. For a colder drink add a quarter of a cup of ice and blend again. Add more vanilla or cinnamon to taste and blend again. For a sweeter shake add a drizzle of maple syrup.
  4. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

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