This nut-free Banana Tahini Smoothie tastes just like banana nut bread! This creamy, dairy-free smoothie is a rich and satisfying healthy treat!
Banana Tahini Smoothie
Today we are keeping healthy eating resolutions alive, my friends! It is Friday and the end of the week deserves a sweet treat. While this dreamy Peanut Butter Cup Chia Pudding would be a great dessert option, I’ve had it too many times for breakfast this week to want it for dessert now.
This Banana Tahini Smoothie is hitting the spot! While this isn’t really a great breakfast smoothie since it is lacking some nutritional value to kick off a great day and keep you full, it is the perfect dreamy snack or dessert smoothie that won’t make you feel even the slightest bit guilty for indulging!
If you are not a nut-free eater, you can substitute the tahini for the nut butter of your choice but I highly encourage you to try the tahini! This banana + tahini combo tastes just like banana nut bread! The Medjool dates also add a delicious layer of sweetness- these fruits are naturally very sweet, so you don’t need any additional sweeteners in this smoothie!
What is in a Banana Tahini Smoothie?
This Banana Tahini Smoothie only has 7 ingredients!
- Frozen Banana: peeled frozen bananas make this smoothie perfectly creamy.
- Almond Milk: regular milk will also work.
- Tahini: tahini is what I suggest in this recipe to keep it nut free, but almond butter will work if you aren’t nut free.
- Sweetener: Medjool Dates
- Flavor Makers: Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Sea Salt
What is Tahini?
Tahini is similar to peanut butter, almond butter or any other nut butter except it is made of seeds. Tahini is made of sesame seeds! It has a rather intense nutty flavor but it is delicious and incredibly versatile. Tahini is full of health benefits- it contains antioxidants, fiber, protein and healthy fats. Sesame seeds also lower your cholesterol and are rich in calcium!
Tahini is in hummus, you can make homemade dressings and sauces, and you can even bake with it! This seed butter is a great nut-free substitute for most nut butters and it is easy to digest for those who have sensitive stomachs.
Can you meal prep this Tahini Smoothie?
Absolutely! This smoothie is super simple to meal prep. Place all of your ingredients (minus the frozen banana) into a sealable bag and place in the fridge. When you’re ready to make your smoothie, just pop a frozen banana into your blender and pour your bag of ingredients in! You can easily have a bag for every day of the week, so you’ve always got a quick breakfast ready to go!
Nut Free and Dairy Free Snacks
Whether you have an allergy or you’re trying to omit some things from your diet, you always need snacks! I love this Lima Bean Salad with tortilla chips. I also recently made these Veggie Fritters and used a dairy free milk to replace the buttermilk. If you’re grilling out, give these Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp Skewers a try!
No Bake Snacks
- Peanut Butter Cup Chia Pudding
- Keto No-Bake Cookies
- Keto Lemon Chia Pudding
- Almond Chocolate Chia Energy Bites
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 8gSugar: 50gProtein: 8g