July 24, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods
Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days but my previous post on peanuts lead to a lot more questions and seemed to be an “ah ha” moment for some. I wanted to give everyone some time to let the information just settle in and may be explore some alternatives of their own.
I have a Tahini Pineapple Shake Recipe to share with you all today. This is a very simple and yummy treat to make! The only possibly complicated part is a blender is necessary. Also depending where you live, finding truly raw Tahini may be difficult to find.
If you are not sure what Tahini is, it is a sesame seed paste. It is ground, has a bit of a white tan color and is most popularly used in hummus. Tahini is a wonderful creamy addition to dressings, sauces, smoothies and dips. It has a slight bean or seed taste. Some brands of tahini end up tasting bitter which I am personally not a fan of.
I would like to share two Tahini brands that I purchase with you all and then we can hop on over to the recipe 😀 Rejuvenative Foods this product is organic, gluten free, organic, vegan, trans-fat free and MUST be refrigerator. This one is my absolute favorite but I can not find it in stores in the Rhode Island area at all, Living Tree Tahini. This tahini is organic, kosher and it is not ground but sliced & soaked, YUM.
A little tahini goes a long way! It does have a bit of calories, not that bad compared to most nuts though. The flavor is also something that can take over if too much is used.
Pineapple Tahini Shake Recipe
About 2 cups, One Serving
1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple or frozen if you want it to be extra thick and cooling
1 teaspoon tahini paste
1/2 of a date or one date, pitted and ripped in half (adds a nice caramel taste that connects the tahini and pineapple beautifully)
1/2 fresh vanilla bean or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
4 ounces spring water
Blend until smooth and enjoy <3!
Mango and/or oranges are also a wonderful replacement for pineapple. The mango makes it extra thick because of all of the pectin 😀
I hope this post sparks some ideas of your own on adding more seeds instead of nuts into dishes including shakes and desserts. Thank you all for your time and stopping by my site. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉