Looking for something smooth and creamy without the guilt?
Look no further than this creamy and indulgent tahini ice cream!
Like you, I first experienced tahini when I sunk my teeth into a warm chicken shawarma. At that moment I was hooked, but I never really dared to experiment with tahini until a couple of years ago. I realized that tahini had so much more potential including a crazy amount of health benefits, so I kind of made it my mission to sneak it into my meals more often. Tahini is now one of my secret culinary ingredients to make meals nice and creamy for myself and in the meal plans I create for my clients.
I use it in everything from sauces to soups to salad dressings and now in this ahhhhmazing ice cream! To make it even more fun to eat I’ve topped it off with Central Roast Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops.
I love that these tasty chocolaty morsels have no artificial colours or flavours and no hydrogenated oils. It feels good to eat foods that are fun and indulgent but that don’t make you feel guilty about eating them. I usually have one of their portable snacks stashed away in my purse to snack on in between meals.
What is tahini?
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and is one of the best sources of calcium. It has a rich nutty taste and really just a little goes a long way.
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Tahini Nutrition + Tahini Health Benefits
Tahini is great for digestion and weight loss
Tahini has 20% complete protein, making it a higher protein source than most nuts. It’s easy for your body to digest because of its high alkaline mineral content, which is great for assisting in weight loss. It’s a great source of of unsaturated fat (good fat!)
Tahini can help keep you calm and stress free
Sesame seeds are a great source of B vitamins like vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15.
B vitamins are important for helping your body to manage stress, as well as cognitive and metabolic functions. It’s also a great source of magnesium which helps to soothe anxiety and stress. Another great source of magnesium is this smooth and creamy butternut squash soup.
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Tahini is amazing for glowing skin and protecting your brain
Tahini is also a great food to add to your diet for healthier skin and for protecting your brain due its high Vitamin E content. Vitamin E is beneficial in helping your skin to appear more youthful and preventing early signs of aging. It also helps with shinier healthy hair.
Tahini also has minerals such as zinc, which helps your body to produce collagen. Collagen is what helps your skin to retain firmness and that youthful glow.
Vitamin E is also a key antioxidant that protects your brain. People diagnosed with depression tend to have low levels of Vitamin E. If you want to learn more about how to boost your brain health check out my course Feed A Healthy Brain.
Tahini helps your heart
There are also studies that show that sesame seeds are great for health health, due to their antihypertensive properties, making it a great option for those with high blood pressure. With heart disease being one of the top killers in North America we could all benefit from adding more heart friendly foods to our diet like tahini as well as beets.
There are so many fun and delicious recipes that you can whip up using tahini. I use it in this tasty tahini dressing to drizzle over my falafel as well as in this silky zucchini bisque. You can also use it as a dip for veggies [add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and your fav spices] or in a tahini salad dressing to toss your greens in. I love adding lemon juice and pinch of turmeric to make a golden goddess dressing.
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No Churn Tahini Ice Cream
- 1 14- ounce can full fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- Add all ingredients to food processor and blend thoroughly
- Place mixture into baking pan
- Cover with plastic wrap and freeze 6 hours or overnight
Topping with your favourite fruit or chocolate chips
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