Chocolate Sesame Seed Smoothie - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

in #photography3 years ago

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So It’s another beautiful week and I know we’ve all got life going on all around us so I’m keeping it short and sweet today. (I've got lots of packing to do for the travels this month ;) )I’m just popping in to share this smoothie recipe that I made this past week because it’s one any smoothie lover is going to be thrilled with. That is, of course, unless you’re one of those fruity smoothie people who think chocolate should be strictly in desserts. You’re not, right???

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This smoothie is simple, fast, and only a few ingredients. It’s also gluten free, dairy free, and vegan, and you can adapt it very easily too. For example, peanut butter is a great sub for the tahini and if you want it creamier just trade out the almond milk for regular or some lite coconut cream for something really decadent!

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Chocolate Tahini Smoothie


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (about 2 cups)

Ingredients

1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup almond milk (plain or vanilla)
1/2 of a large banana (or a whole one for a thicker and more filling smoothie)
1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cup ice (optional)
1 tablespoon natural sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, or to taste (use stevia for a sugar free option)
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of sea salt (optional but so good!)
Optional garnishes: sasame seeds, cocoa powder, shaved dark chocolate

Instructions

Combine all of your ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Top with some shaved dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and/or sesame seeds if you want. That's it, enjoy!

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me a gustado tu receta me pareció muy rica ya lo prepare sustituyendo el tahini por maní como sugeriste, es muy buena ya que no tiene gluten y es 100% vegano, lo recomiendo al 100% salud!

I liked your recipe I found it very rich and I prepared it by substituting the tahini for mani as you suggested, it is very good since it has no gluten and it is 100% vegan, I recommend it to 100% health!

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Looks so good. I'm going to try to make this tonight...

Dang that looks good!!
Amazing pictures per usual!

ummm yumi yumi The Chocolate

This is so nice @gringalicious. I haven't been on steemit for a very long time due to some challenges. I really missed most of these your wonderful recipes. Well done boss.

amazing.... need to try this one..

how does your food/ recipes always look SO GOOD??

Very nice vegan recipe. Will try similar to this. Thanks.

que rico hare se batido amo el chocolate

I really admire you!

nice!! looks like the nutella shake in a cafe near my place. yummmm

Looking so amazing and smoothie are my all time favourite this one looks even special :D

i imagine it would not be easy to eat all that from the table! i like almonds.
im also simple i drink tea, but would wanna try this out, and hope i wont blend myfingers. as i am terrible with instructions.

aaah this is way too good be true

aaah this is way too good be true

Wow, what interesting ingredients, but knowing my way around a kitchen pretty well it does all make sense including the spinich, as long as you don't put in too much, that may be a bit weird with a spinish flavor, but I'm sure with the right amount you can't even taste it.

Very cool Gringa. I like this one a lot.

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Have a great day! -Dan

@tinabrezpike you need to make me this 🤤🤤🤤