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I know...let's have a healthy shake!

Earlier this week the girls and I were outside trying to tame the unruly weeds that sprouted during our last rains.  F was getting bored and announced, "I know mama...let's go have a healthy shake!".  Ha Ha.  Ok, how was I supposed to say no?  Luckily I had some sesame seeds soaking for sesame milk later that day.


(What you don't know is that this little bowl holding the sesame seeds is super cute!)

See?!?  I got it thrifting a few weeks back and set it up for my husband on Valentine's day with some treats in it.  It was only .50 cents.  I love scores like that!  I'll do a longer post on thrifting later this week.


Back to the smoothie...sesame milk alone is super healthy.  Just 1/4 cup is jam packed with calcium, magnesium, B-6 and vegan protein.  Since the girls wanted a shake though we added in a few extras.


F's "healthy shake" recipe:

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (soaked at least 2-3 hours)

  • 2 ripe organic bananas (frozen for a frosty shake)

  • 4 organic medjool dates


  • 1 Tbs carob powder
I normally don't use supplements (aside from flax DHA oil), because I think you can get all the vitamins/nutrients you need by eating a wide variety vegan/vegetarian diet.  However, since I am in my last trimester and protein is sucked up by my little brewing being in my belly....I add some extra raw vegan
protein every day.  I also sometimes use Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein, but that tastes better in green smoothies.

I wanted to take some pictures of us drinking it up, but my camera ran out of batteries...oh well.

**Today is the last day to enter my raw food cookbook giveaway here!  We'll announce the winner tomorrow (Monday).  Good luck!

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