Black Sesame Smoothie

This smoothie is so scrumptious it tastes like full-fledged dairy ice cream! It's the perfect afternoon pick-me-up that seems decadent but is still nourishing.

Photography by: Laura Freundlich, M.A.
This Black Sesame Smoothie is creamy and full of calcium.


1/3 cup black sesame seeds, ground finely to a powder
1/2 avocado
4 medjool dates
1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
3 handfuls of ice

Nutrition Facts

Serves 2. Per serving: 295 calories, 22 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 9 g protein, 24 g carbohydrates, 8.3 g fiber, 141 mg sodium.


Grind the sesame seeds first to a fine powder, either in a VitaMix or a clean coffee grinder. Then blend all ingredients together. Adjust to taste by adding more dates or some honey for sweetness, some water to thin it, etc.

Laura Freundlich holds a Master’s in Holistic Health Education, is a nutrition educator, a natural foods chef, a yoga teacher and a Young Living Essential Oils health advisor. To learn how to integrate nutrition, yoga, mindfulness practices or essential oils into your life for greater health and vibrancy, contact Laura at