Date Banana Tahini Smoothie Bowl

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My friend Carly just got back from Amsterdam and was telling me about this juice place that she went to, The Cold Pressed Juicery.

I decided to try to recreate one of the smoothies on their menu, “The SH*T,” at home. I can’t make it to the Amsterdam smoothie, I thought, so I’ll bring the Amsterdam smoothie to me.

I’m really glad that I decided to make it. I didn’t follow a recipe, but I used the description on the juicery’s menu as a guide. I threw some bananas, Brazil nuts, dates, coconut, tahini and cacao in a blender, mixed it with almond milk and topped the smoothie with coconut, bee pollen, cacao nibs and bananas. I also drizzled on a little tahini for good measure.

For some reason, everything I’ve been making this week calls for Brazil nuts. Maybe it’s the next food trend; I’m not sure what’s going on. But I will say that they’re delicious. I did a little research and apparently, they’re in the same family as blueberries. Go figure.

Here’s a good song to start your weekend. It makes me want to dance.

Date Banana Tahini Smoothie Bowl (inspired by The Cold Pressed Juicery)

Ingredients

1 banana
1 tbsp shredded coconut
4 dates, pitted
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup almond milk
bee pollen, shredded coconut, tahini, cacao nibs, chia seeds and sliced banana for topping

Directions

Blend the ingredients in a blender on high until smooth. It will resemble more of a pudding than a smoothie, but that’s okay. If you want it thinner, add more almond milk.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with bee pollen, shredded coconut, tahini, cacao nibs, chia seeds and sliced banana. Enjoy!

About Emily Wasserman

Hi! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. If I was stranded on an island and could request three items of food, they would be avocados, Halloumi and chocolate croissants.
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