How many times have you compromised for your health because you were too busy to make yourself a proper lunchtime meal, settling for a greasy sandwich from the train station and rushing back to the office on a dis-satisfied tummy.
In only 5 minutes of prep, you can make a delicious paste that will virtually give your body all the nutrients it needs in a day, and its delicious! This Rich Spirulina and Tahini paste does exactly that! I call it Tahinolina!
It’s All About the Ingredients
Tahini is a sesame butter with amazing properties, common in the middle eastern cuisine. It goes perfectly well with Spirulina and it’s packed with essential nutrients like iron and calcium. It has a rich & creamy texture which makes it a perfect thickening agent for smoothies, puddings and cakes. It is also used to make Hummus, a popular Mediterranean peasant dish.
Because it’s so rich in Calcium and Iron, Tahini makes a great milk substitute for vegans, as well as people who are lactose intolerant. It can also assist the rehabilitation of broken bones and teeth, god forbid.
As it doesn’t require refrigeration, tahini can keep fresh for up to 1 year in a cool dry place. This means you can take it with you when you travel and mix them together whenever you need an energy boost.
Apart from being both delicious and nutritious, Tahini paste is so easy to make it has become a staple at many vegan homes, mine included!
Juice from half a Lemon
If you’re visiting this blog you probably already know all about the amazing benefits of Spirulina, how rich it is with protein, lipids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and how effective it is at relieving any kind of symptom, without any known side effects.
The reason we recommend spirulina powder is because it mixes smoothly with just about anything, as opposed to spirulina crunchies which are chunky and more suited for solid foods like chocolates or crackers.
A few other things you’ll need
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- A handful of fresh herbs- mint, coriander, parsley or green onions, whichever ones you like.
- 1/2 cup of water
- A Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
How to prepare?
Start by mixing all the liquids together until a solid paste is formed. Note that it takes a few minutes for the texture to settle so just keep stirring. You can add or subtract water to get your preferred texture. Then add all the other ingredients and stir well. Eat with some fresh salad, on a toast, in a sandwich or as a sauce for stir fries, roasts and pasta.
One thing you need to know about this recipe is it can be quite heavy on your stomach, especially if you’re not used to consuming spirulina. If that happens, you can dilute with water until you reach your favorite texture.
Eat slowly and enjoy every bite.
If you like this recipe, let us know in the comments below. If not, how about this gorgeous calcium shake made of spirulina and Tahini?