Who says smoothies are only for summer! This Cinnamon Tahini Smoothie is the perfect taste to enjoy all year round.
Whether you enjoy your smoothies for breakfast or in the afternoon for an energy boost or dessert, this tahini smoothie has everything you need to keep your energy levels up throughout the day and feel full until your next meal.
Tahini is the main ingredient in this smoothie. If you’re not familiar with tahini, it has a similar texture to peanut butter but is made from sesame seeds! Not only does its nutty taste give it a satisfying taste that goes so well with cinnamon, but it also contains just 2 tablespoons (28 grams) of mineral-rich tahini, which is about 10% DV iron, 25% DV magnesium, and 22% DV phosphorus , 21% DV copper, 20% DV manganese and zinc and 30% thiamine, protein, healthy fats and fiber!
Using the basic five with to make this cinnamon tahini smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to have a nutritious meal full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. The key, however, is to make sure they are balanced so that you feel full and energetic.
A Foundational Five Nourish Meal is a meal that contains all 5 elements of our Foundational Five system: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the flavor factor. If you include at least 3 of the 5 elements in any of the smoothies you make, you will feel well digestible, energized and full.
Here are the following five basic elements in this Cinnamon Tahini Smoothie Recipe:
1 • Non-starchy carbohydrate
2 • Starchy carbohydrate
3 • Healthy fat
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Chia seeds
4 • protein
5 • Taste factor
- Vanilla extract
- Cinnamon Bonus: Cinnamon is a natural blood sugar stabilizer, so it’s great to add to smoothies to help keep blood sugar stable