Monday, June 17, 2013

Banana, Tahini & Kefir Smoothie with Cocoa Nibs

This is not a sweet smoothie. The banana is sweet but nothing else. The taste is very pleasantly nutty and tangy with a texture I can only describe as gritty from the cocoa nibs. The grittiness is not like biting into a grain of sand in salad greens which haven't been properly cleaned. Horrors! No, this crunchiness is more like biting into coarse sugar sprinkled on top of a muffin.

There is plenty of good nutrition here; protein, B vitamins, minerals, as well as more antioxidants than green tea, plus probiotics.

Banana, Tahini & Kefir Smoothie with Cocoa Nibs
1 banana
1 - 2 Tbsp. tahini
1 cup unflavored kefir (or yogurt)
2 T. cocoa nibs
1 serving protein powder (optional)
Milk (soy, almond, coconut, cow)

Place banana, tahini, kefir, cocoa nibs and protein powder into blender. Process, using enough milk to achieve desired consistency.

Drink and chew at the same time. Fun!


  1. I make myself banana smoothies all the time but never thought to add tahini! What a clever idea!

  2. I love tahini and constantly look for ways to use it. I figured if people combine peanut butter with bananas, why not tahini? It works. Thank you for your comment.