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Chocolate Tahini Smoothie Bowl

Happy Sunday! I want to continue with this weekend tradition and post our Sunday smoothie recipes with you all.

I love big hearty brunches on Saturdays (eggs, pancakes, whiskey chai lattes etc.) but Sundays are such a wonderful day of the week to enjoy lighter breakfasts and smoothies just so happen to fit the bill.

These puppies are packed with a few of my favorite things. Raw cocao, tahini, dates and plenty of spices. They’re thick, creamy and taste like indulgent treats. I love serving these with a cup of strong black coffee and sitting in the greenhouse gawking at the kale seedlings that are sprouting.

We’ve started our first round of greens at the farm and the greenhouses are filling up fast. I’ll post more details later this week.

I hope you all enjoy these tasty smoothies as much as we do. Grab a spoon and dig in!

Chocolate Tahini + Date Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 0 minutes    Serves: 2

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 3 large Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (if they aren't supper soft pour boiling water on them to moisten them up)
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • sesame seeds
  • cacao nibs
  • goji berries
  • slivered almonds


  1. Place all the ingredients for the smoothie in a blender and whirl away on high until smooth and creamy. Taste test and adjust flavors if need be.
  2. Serve with toppings of choice and enjoy!


*I cook with a taste and feel method. *Use this recipe as a guide and adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary. *I was inspired by a Tahini Date smoothie from the blog Cookie and Kate *Have fun in the kitchen

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Tahini Smoothie Bowl

  1. Hi Andrea! A smoothie bowl is such a creative idea – what a healthy way to start the day, and I especially like that you gave it a chocolate twist! Stop by my blog today if you have a minute, I’m doing a fabulous giveaway for the 3rd in my American Artisans Series. Today I’m featuring beautiful hand woven rag rugs , which I think every kitchen needs 🙂

  2. Heather Buser says:

    kale-yeah!!!!!!! ohhhh, i wonder if you could sneak some kale in this bowl? i just may try this week!

    1. Andrea says:

      kale would work beautifully snuck in here!

  3. karen says:

    I love that you’ve added dates to this smoothie bowl. I’ve recently discovered a deep love for dates and now I’m trying to find new ways to enjoy them. Going to give this bowl a try, it looks too good to pass up!

  4. Liz says:

    Yum! Made this last night and it was delicious. I added some chopped raw pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup. I’m not usually a big fan of tahini, but it blends right into this bowl and adds a lovely richness/creaminess. Will have to try it with kale, too!

  5. Stephanie M. says:

    I adore this! I have a green smoothie most mornings for breakfast, and I love tahini, but I’d never thought to put tahini in my smoothies! Just licked my bowl clean–thanks for sharing!

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