Peanut Butter Smoothie Made with Sesame-Flax Seed Milk

Peanut butter, yogurt, and sesame seeds make a creamy, sweet, and nutritious drink with protein, fiber, and potassium from bananas.

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At the end of last year, I got really into making smoothies. For a while, I was making them everyday, combinations of thick German yogurt, nut butter, and whatever fruit I had on hand. But shuffling around homes, which I’ve done a lot of these past few months, doesn’t always allow for such luxuries. (You need a blender to make a smoothie, and mine’s still in Berlin!) Luckily, a few weekends ago I got hold of a blender and was able to make this delicious spiced smoothie.

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My take on this recipe, originally a raw eggnog from My New Roots, swaps in peanut butter, some homemade yogurt, and sesame seeds for a creamy, sweet, and nutritious drink. There’s potassium from the banana, protein from the nut butter, and fiber from the sesame seeds. Soaking the sesame and flax seeds overnight helps create a smoother texture, and the spices help add that eggnog flavor. Creamy and delicious, it makes a great start to the day or mid afternoon snack.

Peanut Butter Smoothie Made with Sesame-Flax Seed Milk
 
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Cuisine: Drinks
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, soaked for 8 hours, or overnight
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds, soaked for 8 hours, or overnight
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 to 2 dates (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Place the sesame and flax seeds in a small bowl with a sprinkle of sea salt, cover with ½ cup water, and soak for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Place the water and seeds, banana, dates, yogurt, peanut butter, cinnamon, and ginger in a blender and mix on high until completely smooth. Top with additional cinnamon and enjoy.
 

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