At this time of year when it’s still cold for
many of us you might want something thick and creamy to drink but that still
tastes lighter than a heavy nut-milk if you're trying to lighten your load. I
adore vanilla, so having a shake revolve around it is definitely a good thing
as far as I can see! This shake feels very nourishing to the soul. Its
creaminess is soothing, its “warm” taste welcoming. Yes, this is a “pleased to
see you” drink that you’ll want to welcome on a regular basis.
Drink it in!
1 cup sesame seeds
2 large bananas
2 cups water
3 Medjool dates
1 Tbsp vanilla essence OR 1/2-1 vanilla pod
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on full power until all of the sesame seeds are fully broken down. [NB: Owing to the size of the seeds this may be hard to do – if you prefer no lumps at all you will need to mill the seeds in a nut mill before blending with the other ingredients.]
- Taste test for sweetness and add more dates or your preferred natural sweetener if required.
- When you have your perfect blend, write it down for the future, pour it out and find a soft spot on your lounge floor. Bury yourself in cushions and sip, slurp or savour, depending on your mood.
Raw Coach Top Tips:
- If you’d like to add more flavour to this basic mix, try playing with varying amounts of any (but not all) of the following: mesquite powder, coconut butter, cacao nibs or raw carob powder.
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