Sharing my favourite post-workout chocolate tahini protein smoothie today. I have been making this often for the past few weeks, and I can’t get enough of it. It tastes just like a chocolate milkshake! It’s made with tahini, cocoa, protein powder, frozen bananas, and non-dairy milk. This smoothie makes 2 snack-sized portions or 1 meal-sized portion.
Hey everyone, I’m stopping in for a very short and sweet recipe today. I’m only including one photo because smoothies are pretty self-explanatory, and as I mentioned in my September Coffee Date, I’m having to snap quick photos of my creations with my iPhone while my parents’ house (where I’m living right now) is on the market… I can’t really spend time setting up food photoshoots when they’re trying to keep everything as immaculate as possible between showings! Believe me, my food photoshoots take a long time to set up and take down; they’re surprisingly a very time-consuming aspect of food blogging! And I’m not exactly a tidy person while I’m in my zone. So there’s that, too. :/
I hope you all don’t mind the lack of photos; I promise that I’ll make it up to you once things are a bit more normal (i.e. once I move into a space of my own.)
As I wrote in the introduction, I have been making this smoothie embarrassingly often lately. It all started when my favourite Garden of Life brand protein powder was on sale at Whole Foods. I hadn’t bought protein powder in years, but decided to give it a try again. I preach about getting as many of our nutrients as possible from food in its whole state, so I feel almost hypocritical in confessing that I have been loving this protein powder. For me, it’s not so much for the protein; I know I can get enough in my whole foods diet. It’s more for the texture that it adds to my smoothies. It thickens them up quite nicely, and because I use the vanilla flavour, it also adds some sweetness. (That comes from the stevia and erythritol, which again, I wouldn’t normally add to my food, but it’s not overpowering in this protein powder, so I don’t mind it.)
And, you know, it also feels pretty good to remember that I’m getting about 15 grams of protein in a small serving of this smoothie, along with healthy fats from the tahini, and quick-digesting carbs from the banana (which also facilitates muscle repair- it’s not just protein that we need after a hard workout, believe it or not).
I love topping off my smoothie with some frozen blueberries and homemade pumpkin spice granola, and eating it with a spoon. I look forward to this treat all throughout my workout! What can I say? I am kind of food motivated. I’ve also been enjoying a small serving of this smoothie for breakfast, along with some baked oatmeal topped with Greek yogurt and berries. That is also a very good idea…. and on that note, I’ll be sharing a recipe for a super tasty and healthy apple spice blended baked oatmeal soon.
Well, I said that I would be keeping this post short and sweet, and I’ve just hit 500 words. I think that’s my cue to wrap things up! Off to do some P90X3 Total Synergistics, followed by this smoothie… then out for pizza in Little Italy with an old friend!
Have a great night!Print
Sharing my favourite post-workout chocolate tahini protein smoothie today. I have been making this often for the past few weeks, and I can’t get enough of it. It tastes just like a chocolate milkshake! It’s made with tahini, cocoa, protein powder, frozen bananas, and non-dairy milk. This smoothie makes 2 snack-sized or 1 meal-sized portions.
- 2 medium frozen ripe bananas, chopped
- 2 tablespoons tahini or any nut or seed butter
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like Garden of Life brand)
- Optional: ½ tablespoon ground flax (makes it thicker)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into one large glass or 2 small glasses and enjoy.
If you are the only one enjoying the smoothie and you only feel like a snack serving, store the other serving in a glass jar in the fridge for up to one day. Pop it into the freezer 15 minutes before enjoying.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Snack, Breakfast, Beverage
Keywords: vegan chocolate tahini protein smoothie