Sesame seeds are a wonderful source of nutrients including calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, selenium, zinc and vitamin B1. This combination makes it excellent for women's and children's health. To get the most out of them use the ground paste called tahini. Tahini is a little bitter, but very smooth and creamy. Unhulled tahini is darker (and stronger tasting) and hulled is lighter due to prior removal of the seed pod/hull which is edible. Hulled tahini works best in smoothies and pairs well with cacao, bananas, pumpkin and sweet potato. It's a great alternative to almond or peanut butter but does require the right amount of sweetness to balance the flavour, especially with cacao which is also bitter.
The following recipe makes 2 cups / 500ml
2 bananas, fresh or frozen and sliced
2 pitted medjool dates
1-2 tablespoons of raw cacao (reduce if pregnant or breastfeeding)
3/4 cup of milk or water
1 tablespoon of hulled tahini
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