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OPEN SESAME! SMOOTHIE

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Berries and tahini blend beautifully to make this simple and protein + healthy fat + fibre + antioxidant-rich breakfast of champions!

Tahini 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 1/2 cups frozen berries (I used a combination of blueberries and blackberries)

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut water, adjusted to desired consistency

  • 2 to 3 Tbsp tahini, adjusted to taste (or sub nut or seed butter of choice)

  • 2 scoops Further Food collagen or Nuzest Clean Lean natural or vanilla protein powder

  • Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, maple syrup, or raw honey (nonvegan), adjusted to taste (optional)

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and raw cacao nibs as desired & serve.