Berries and tahini blend beautifully to make this simple and protein + healthy fat + fibre + antioxidant-rich breakfast of champions!
Tahini paste is made by grinding sesame seeds. The unhulled paste is more nutrient-rich since it is made from intact seeds. Tahini is loaded with vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron. It is easy to digest; a great source of protein and healthy fat; and rich in anticancer, heart-healthy plant lignans as well as methionine, which helps with liver detoxification.
For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:
1.5 cups frozen berries (I used a combination of blueberries and blackberries)
1.5 cups unsweetened coconut water
2 to 3 Tbsp unhulled tahini*
2 scoops collagen peptides or natural or vanilla protein powder of choice
pure stevia, maple syrup, or raw honey (nonvegan) to sweeten as desired
optional toppings: sesame seeds and raw cacao nibs
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and raw cacao nibs as desired & serve.
*Notes: Tahini has a very distinctive flavour. Start with 2 Tbsp and adjust to taste. Alternatively, you can substitute your nut or seed butter of choice.