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This blueberry banana tahini smoothie is such a delicious, healthy, and filling breakfast idea! Tahini, cardamom, and vanilla add such a unique taste and “warming” touch to this recipe. It’s not only a source of fiber, healthy fats, and protein – it also sneaks in some greens (I swear you can’t taste the spinach at all!) Recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and naturally sweetened with fruit only.

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Looking to switch up your morning smoothie routine with something uniquely flavourful? This blueberry tahini smoothie recipe is for you! It’s flavoured with warming spices like cardamom and vanilla, while tahini gives it a nutty, earthy flavour. It has a “warming” touch that makes it a great smoothie to enjoy all year round!

Not only is it flavourful, but it’s packed with super nourishing ingredients designed to keep you satisfied and energized all morning. As a dietitian, it’s important to me that a breakfast smoothie has sources of fiber, fats, proteins, and complex carbs to do just that. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!

Want more smoothie recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of easy, healthy smoothie recipes for more ideas!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this delicious tahini smoothie are 8 simple, healthy ingredients:

  • almond milk, unsweetened – or another milk/milk alternative
  • blueberries – ideally frozen, but fresh works
  • banana – ideally frozen, but fresh works
  • tahini
  • spinach
  • chia seeds
  • vanilla extract
  • cardamom
  • optional: unflavoured or vanilla protein powder

Full ingredient measurements and detailed recipe instructions are found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Note – if using fresh blueberries and/or bananas instead of frozen, you will likely have to add ice to get the temperature nice and cold. The beauty of frozen ingredients in smoothies is that it gives the perfect temperature without having to water down the flavours!

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Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
  2. If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best. I also like using an unflavoured collagen powder – I find it doesn’t change the taste or texture of the smoothie as much as most protein powders.
  3. Instead of chia seeds, you can use other seeds like hemp, pumpkin, or flax.
  4. Instead of blueberries, you could try this with another berry like strawberries or raspberries!
  5. If you don’t have or don’t like cardamom, you can swap it with some ground cinnamon instead.

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Blueberry Tahini Smoothie Nutrition Benefits

This smoothie recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients, like:

  • Blueberries are an excellent source of fibre, antioxidants, and micronutrients like vitamin C, K, B6 + manganese.
  • Tahini is a source of heart-healthy unsaturated fats, plant-based protein, and essential minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium.
  • Bananas are a good source of dietary fibre and micronutrients like potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and magnesium.
  • Spinach is packed with phytonutrients and is a source of micronutrients like, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, iron, and calcium.
  • Chia seeds are packed with fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and minerals like magnesium, calcium + iron.
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Get the Recipe: Blueberry Tahini Smoothie (Vegan)

This blueberry banana tahini smoothie is such a delicious, healthy, and filling breakfast idea! Tahini, cardamom, and vanilla add such a unique taste and "warming" touch to this recipe. It's not only a source of fiber, healthy fats, and protein – it also sneaks in some greens (I swear you can't taste the spinach at all!) Recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and naturally sweetened with fruit only.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened (or other plant-based milk)
  • 1.5 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium banana, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • Optional: unflavoured or vanilla protein powder, collagen powder, or ice (if not using frozen produce)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the almond milk.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Feel free to adjust flavours or amounts of liquid until desired taste/consistency is reached. Enjoy!

Notes

*FRESH VS. FROZEN FRUIT: if using fresh blueberries and/or bananas instead of frozen, you will likely have to add ice to get the temperature nice and cold. The beauty of frozen ingredients in smoothies is that it gives the perfect temperature without having to water down the flavours!
  • For the banana, simply remove the peel and break in half. Store in a freezer-safe container or bag and place in the freezer. Do this the night before (or any time you have a bunch of bananas getting too ripe), so that you have frozen chunks of fruit ready to go in the morning. I usually keep a big bag of frozen bananas in the freezer at all times to add to my smoothies!
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS: here are some ways you can switch up the ingredients to meet your needs:
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
  • If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best. I also like using an unflavoured collagen powder – I find it doesn’t change the taste or texture of the smoothie as much as most protein powders.
  • Instead of chia seeds, you can use other seeds like hemp, pumpkin, or flax.
  • Instead of blueberries, you could try this with another berry like strawberries or raspberries!
  • If you don’t have or don’t like cardamom, you can swap it with some ground cinnamon instead.
 
*LEFTOVERS (FRIDGE): If your mornings are a rush, rest assured that you can make a smoothie the night before! This smoothie will keep for about 1 day in the fridge. Simply pour it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake before drinking.
*LEFTOVERS (FREEZER): If you’d like to freeze this smoothie, you can do this by pouring any extra smoothie into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and placing them in the freezer. Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw them for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.

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