Sesame Greens Smoothie

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by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Not everyone has a sweet tooth. Maybe yours is just on vacation. Either way, a fresh greens smoothie hits the spot when you want to sip something nourishing without overloading your taste buds with sugary-fruity flavor. Sesame seeds are naturally nutty-tasting with just a hint of sweetness. Paired with frozen greens, chia seeds and a scoop of vegan protein powder, they create a wholesome drink you’ll want to down on those non-dessert kind of days.

Sesame Greens Smoothie

Sesame Greens Smoothie


1 Tbsp. ground sesame seeds or tahini
1 scoop plant-based or vegan protein powder
¼ cup water
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
1 cup frozen greens of choice (recommended: zucchini and spinach)
1 tsp. chia seeds
2 tsp. flax seeds
Ice, to preferred consistency*

*Frozen greens may be enough to give this smoothie a shake-like consistency. Experiment to find the consistency you like!


In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients, adding frozen greens and/or ice last. Blend until smooth. (Note: Add more or less almond milk for desired consistency.)