With a hint of sweetness from the banana and dates and a protein boost from protein powder, it’s perfect for satisfying your taste buds while providing the sustained energy you need to conquer your busy day. Whether you’re a coffee enthusiast or just in need of a flavorful and wholesome refreshment, this Tahini Coffee Smoothie has it all.
If you have been following me for a while, you probably know how much I love tahini. I bake with tahini Tahini Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies. I use it as a healthy fat in my homemade granola Date Syrup-Tahini Granola, and as a salad dressing Israeli Salad with Tahini Dressing. Check out all of my recipes with tahini.
*The full recipe is in the recipe card below!
Frozen banana: I use one banana to make one large or two smaller (kid-size) smoothies. Frozen bananas provide a creamy and thick texture to your smoothie. *Read my tips below on how to freeze bananas.
Tahini: Providing a unique nutty and creamy flavor along with its nutritional benefits.
Medjool dates: To sweeten the smoothie with its nutritional benefits. You can use or add other natural sweeteners like maple syrup.
Coffee or espresso: Adds a delightful flavor and a caffeine kick. Brew like you normally would and allow the coffee to cool completely.
Milk of choice.
Protein powder: I love Vanilla, but chocolate or unflavored powders work great too.
- How to prepare Frozen Bananas for a shake: Peel the bananas and cut them into smaller chunks or slices. Lay out the banana chunks on a baking sheet in a single layer, ensuring they don’t touch each other. This prevents them from sticking together during freezing. Place the baking sheet with the banana chunks in the freezer. Allow the bananas to freeze for about 2-3 hours or until they are solid. Once the banana chunks are frozen solid, transfer them to an airtight container or a zip-top freezer bag. Make sure to remove any excess air from the bag before sealing it.
- Texture: Balance the ingredients for a smooth texture. If your smoothie is too thick, add more liquid; if it’s too thin, add more ice or frozen banana.
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Tahini Coffee Smoothie
- 1 cup (240ml) brewed coffee cooled (you can also use cold brew coffee)
- 1 frozen banana peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 2 Medjool dates chopped
- 2 Tablespoons (30ml) tahini paste (raw tahini)
- 1 scoop protein powder vanilla/chocolate/unflavored
- a dash of cinnamon optional
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup (60-120ml) milk of your choice
- 2-3 ice cubes optional
- Start by brewing a cup of coffee and allowing it to cool to room temperature. You can also use cold brew coffee if you have it available.
- Combine the frozen banana, cooled coffee, tahini, dates, protein powder, 1/4 cup of milk and any optional ingredients in a high-power blender.
- Blend all the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Make sure the banana and dates are fully incorporated into the smoothie.
- If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add a few ice cubes to the blender as well. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add more milk.
- Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness or coffee strength according to your preference.
- Blend for a few more seconds to ensure everything is well combined.
- Pour your smoothie into a glass and serve immediately.