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Golden Banana-Tahini Shake

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    Golden Banana Tahini Shake

    This spicy-sweet shake works as well for breakfast as it does for a snack or dessert. Cardamom lends a chai tea-like flavour to the mix, while turmeric gives myriad health benefits and a sunshiny hue. Black pepper is added to increase the bioavailability of turmeric and the anticancer effect of cardamom—and to spice things up a touch more.

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    More protein

    Boost the protein in this shake with 1 to 2 Tbsp (15 to 30 mL) of your favourite protein powder or hemp hearts.

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    Golden Banana-Tahini Shake

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened plain or vanilla almond milk, plus more to thin, if necessary
    • 1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
    • 2 very soft Medjool dates, pitted and torn
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) tahini (sesame seed paste)
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground turmeric
    • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground black pepper
    • 2 ice cubes

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories371
    • protein6g
    • fat11g
      • saturated fat1g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates69g
      • sugars47g
      • fibre9g
    • sodium190mg

    Directions

    01

    Add all ingredients to blender in order listed. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, adding additional almond milk if thinner drink is desired. Serve immediately.

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