Sesame seed milk

Sesame seed milk

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Green Kitchen Smoothies
Makes
1 litre

Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium; in fact, we often add a couple of tablespoons of tahini (sesame seed paste) to our regular smoothies for a quick calcium boost. By soaking sesame seeds and blending them into a milk or cream, they are even easier for the body to absorb. Another advantage of this milk is that it’s entirely nut-free. Sesame seed milk is an acquired taste, as even hulled sesame seeds still have a bitter undertone. To balance the bitterness, we often add a couple of dates, but feel free to add some more if you wish. Alternatively, make the Orange Sesame Smoothie with Muddled Raspberries, before moving on to this more intense pure sesame seed milk.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150g raw hulled sesame seeds
2-4 soft dates, pitted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 litre filtered water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Method

  1. Place the sesame seeds in a bowl, cover with filtered water and soak for 8 hours in the morning or overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse the sesame seeds, discarding the soaking water. Add them to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend on a high speed until completely smooth. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more dates if necessary.
  3. Strain the sesame seed milk through a nut milk bag, piece of cheesecloth or a fine-mesh sieve and store in the fridge in a large glass carafe with a lid/stopper. The milk can keep for a few days in the fridge, if sealed.

Note

  • For a more nutritious milk, try replacing half of the hulled sesame seeds with unhulled ones.

Tip

  • To make the Sesame Seed Cream featured in the Orange Sesame Smoothie with Muddled Raspberries, use this recipe but add just 500 ml filtered water.
Tags:
vegetarian
healthy
smoothies
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