After taking September off from the Secret Recipe Club while we ate our way across the US, I’m back with a bang and excited to explore all the lovely creations that appear each month.
My SRC assignment for October was Baking and Creating with Avril and as usual I was spoilt for choice.
I took to her side-bar tags for inspiration and the first thing to catch my eye was a Pumpkin Swirl Bread, however as I’ve been a bit heavy handed with the pumpkin lately I figured I’d simply bookmark it for later.
Her Stuffed Tomatoes were also tempting — and may well show up with a vegetarian twist once summer produce kicks in — but there was no resisting an easy breakfast shake.
My fondness for alternatives to PB&J is well documented so it only made sense to use one of my favourite combos and turn it into a creamy milkshake.
A bit of fruit, some protein and a fancy decoration on the glass made for the perfect post-yoga-followed-by-a-run-I-must-be-crazy breakfast. Yummmm or ohmmmmm or ouchhhhhh as the case may be.
Tahini & Raspberry Power Breakfast Shake
Tahini and raspberry is one of my favourite combos from the 100+ alternatives to PB&J list and so it stood to reason that it would be just as good in a milkshake as it is on toast. (Inspired by Baking and Creating with Avril)
Serves: 1 – 2
- 1 frozen banana, see notes below for alternatives
- 1 1/2 Tbsp unhulled tahini
- 1/4 c frozen raspberries
- 1 1/2 c cold milk or milk-like substance, I used a mix of almond and coconut milk
- 4 ice cubes
Blend milkshake ingredients until thick and frothy, adding more or less milk as you wish. Pour into glass and top with a few raspberries.
- Decorate the glass: make raspberry puree by mashing fresh or thawed frozen raspberries through a sieve to remove seeds. Drizzle inside glass with a bit of extra tahini.
- If not opposed to dairy, replace banana with 1/2 c natural yoghurt frozen into a cubes.
- If feeling naughty, replace banana with 1/2 ice cream, because you can.
vegan // vegetarian // gluten-free // low-sugar // nut-free // soy-free
For those keeping score, yes, we totally own a milkshake maker. It was a wedding gift many moons ago and while it isn’t used nearly as much any more — due to a healthy immersion blender obsession — I do love it so.
Emma Galloway says
Love the look and sound of this smoothie combo! Yum!
Thanks Emma, I was a bit shocked at how good it was – I want to make another tomorrow ;D
Absolutely gorgeous photos!
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories says
That sounds and looks amazing. How cool that you have a milkshake machine!
Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines says
A perfect reason for me to dig out my shake maker, as we call it:) Looks yummy! Great choice for SRC. Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
This sounds so refreshing! Great pick this month 🙂
Tina @ bitemeshowme says
and you totally wouldn’t even know this is a healthy version of the PBJ! Gorgeous photos and styling.
Loving the vintage milkshake maker and the streaks of deliciousness on the glass!
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
This looks totally mouthwatering JJ!
I think I will try that for lunch today. It just looks so good!
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
Gorgeous picture! I never would have thought to add tahini to a shake before…great SRC pick!
This smoothie looks awesome – bet kids would love it too with those fabulous stripes of colour!
Wow! Breakfast tomorrow sorted.
Yahoo!! I love that you gave this smoothie such a fabulous twist! Gorgeous job at that! Thank you so much for having my blog this past month for the SRC…an honor to have you at my “home” 🙂
Cannot stop staring at the photo, what a great shot! Worthy of the cover of a food (and drink) magazine! 😉
Rebekah @ Making Miracles says
That is absolutely GORGEOUS and looks SO delicious!! GREAT SRC pick!!
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
This is a wonderful idea! I just bought a giant bottle of tahini and am now looking for more ways to use it. This shake is a stunner too.