At this time of year when it’s still cold for
many of us you might want something thick and creamy to drink but that still
tastes lighter than a heavy nut-milk if you're trying to lighten your load. I
adore vanilla, so having a shake revolve around it is definitely a good thing
as far as I can see! This shake feels very nourishing to the soul. Its
creaminess is soothing, its “warm” taste welcoming. Yes, this is a “pleased to
see you” drink that you’ll want to welcome on a regular basis.
Drink it in!
1 cup sesame seeds
2 large bananas
2 cups water
3 Medjool dates
1 Tbsp vanilla essence OR 1/2-1 vanilla pod
Place all ingredients
into a blender and blend on full power until all of the sesame seeds are fully
broken down. [NB: Owing to the size of the seeds this may be hard to do – if
you prefer no lumps at all you will need to mill the seeds in a nut mill before
blending with the other ingredients.]
Taste test for
sweetness and add more dates or your preferred natural sweetener if required.
When you have your
perfect blend, write it down for the future, pour it out and find a soft spot on your lounge
floor. Bury yourself in cushions and sip, slurp or savour, depending on your
Raw Coach Top Tips:
you’d like to add more flavour to this basic mix, try playing with varying
amounts of any (but not all) of the following: mesquite powder, coconut butter,
cacao nibs or raw carob powder.