This black sesame cacao smoothie is satisfying with every silky slurp, featuring Three Trees black sesame nut and seed milk, raw cacao powder and a dash of savory cinnamon for aromatic enhancement.
I’ve partnered with Three Trees Organics to feature their new product, Organic Black Sesame Nut & Seed Milk, made with filtered water, organic almonds, organic black sesame seeds, organic dates, and pink Himalayan sea salt. I love Three Trees because their products don’t contain emulsifiers or gums, oils or ‘natural’ flavors, unlike most nut milks on the market.
Nuts (and some seeds) are typically soaked in salt water prior to being blended into nut milk to improve overall digestibly. Salt neutralizes enzyme inhibitors found in nuts and seeds (which could otherwise cause digestive distress) while also increasing the bioavailability of the micronutrients found in the milk.
If you’re a lover of black sesame like I am, you may enjoy my other Three Trees-inspired Black Sesame Chocolate Mousse, which is sweetened with maple syrup and embellished with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Every rich spoonful is topped with a final flourish of whipped almond milk and a sprinkle of seeds.
Additionally, I’ve created a Pistachio Plum Tart using Three Trees Organic Pistachio Milk. Layer by layer, my raw vegan tart delights with its crumbly pistachio-date base, creamy spiced pistachio filling and sweet, juicy plums.
Black Sesame Cacao Smoothie:
- 1 banana, previously sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup organic spinach
- 3/4 cup Three Trees Black Sesame Milk
- 2 tablespoons 100% raw cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Optional toppings: raw cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut flakes, black sesame seeds
- High-powered blender, such as a Vitamix
Blend the smoothie ingredients together in a high-powered blender, adding ice cubes as necessary for a thicker consistency.
Personalize your smoothie with your preferred toppings, including raw cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut flakes and black sesame seeds.
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