Tahiniliciousness

A lot of you are probably familiar with my friend, Tahini.

For those of you who aren’t: Tahini is to Sesame Seeds as Peanut Butter is to Peanuts. Get it? Good.

Like most (all) nuts and seeds – sesame seeds have some great health benefits. They are a very good source of maganese and copper, and they are a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B1, zinc, and dietary fiber. More nutrition stuffs here.

Aside from all the nutritional crap, tahini tastes pretty darn delicious  (in my opinion). Up until the past year I’m pretty sure I only ever ate tahini in hummus:

I did not make this.

But then my friend over at Little Health Junkie put it in her oats, so I just had  to follow suit. (And I’m so glad I did)

Of my experimentation, I found two combinations that are beyond excellent, so I decided that they must be posted here and now.

Super-Awesome-Tahini-Combo #1

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Smashed Baked Sweet Potato (skin eaten by cook after baking) + Tahini

sweet potato mixed w/ 1 tbsp peanut flour & warm spices + 1/2 tbsp tahini + 1/4 tbsp blueberries

Mixed with a 5 Grain Hot Cereal + Oat Bran combination

Super-Awesome-Tahini-Combo #2

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About Time Chocolate Whey Protein Isolate + Tahini

I made my typical Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls but used Tahini instead of the Peanut Butter. Results:

It’s a bit wetter than my first batches were because I’ve been using either 5 grain hot cereal or quick oats rather than oat bran. Also – I probably add more water.

These weirdly tasted just like my memories of Cocoa Puffs. I seriously love these protein balls. In fact, I’m going to go to bed right now so that I will feel as though I get to eat one sooner.

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