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A black sesame smoothie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Yes, please!
I’m all about getting nutrients in my diet while also tricking myself into eating something delicious. And smoothies are an easy way to do that. Especially when you can pack veggies like spinach, and high antioxidant foods like black sesame seeds.
Why black sesame seeds and not white? I’m not a health expert, but I tend to read a lot about health and nutrition. One thing I’ve learned is that darker, more saturated foods typically have more antioxidants than lighter ones. It’s why foods like dark green veggies, deep-colored berries, and jewel-toned beets are so good for you. And probably also a reason why white foods (you know all the good tasty carbs!) are not. Antioxidants are the things that fight cancer and other diseases, so the more of these types of foods you can get into your body the better.
And if you taste some dark sesame seeds side by side with white, you’ll be surprised that they have a stronger flavor, which is good for something that you’re going to blend up. It’s a nice, roasty flavor. Like toasted sesame oil, but in a smoothie. It may sound weird, but try it; it’s delicious, I promise.
The rest of this is pretty standard — frozen blueberries, a banana, some spinach, and oat milk because oat milk is the creamiest, most lush dairy-free milk available. But any of your favorite milk will work here, even cow’s milk if that’s your thing. Swap baby spinach for baby kale for a change of pace.
I like to drink this in the morning, but it’s perfect for an afternoon snack as well. It’s actually pretty good in the afternoon when you’ve kind of hit a wall of non-productivity. I mean, if that happens to anyone else. Or is it just me?
Black Sesame Blueberry Smoothie
A sweet and filling black sesame smoothie is perfect for breakfast, lunch or anytime of the day. Perfect for an afternoon pick me up.