There’s another option when it comes to dairy-free milk. Sesame milk is a new dairy-free milk alternative. With as much calcium as whole dairy milk, sesame milk has less sugar, and more vitamin D with no dairy allergens or lactose. Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilk is the world’s first plant-based line of organic sesame milk.
Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilk is available in 4 different flavors – chocolate, vanilla, original, unsweetened original and chocolate hazelnut. All of the Hope & Sesame sesamemilks are vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free. All but the chocolate hazelnut flavor are also tree nut free.
You can enjoy Hope & Sesame sesamemilk on its own as a refreshing drink or pour it on your cereal. It’s also a great liquid base for smoothies and protein drinks. Using Hope & Sesame organic sesame milk, you can quickly prepare this delicious Strawberry Banana smoothie in minutes with just a few simple ingredients.
Strawberry Banana Sesame Milk Smoothie Recipe
An easy, dairy-free fruit smoothie made with strawberries, banana, and sesame milk.
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana sliced into chunks
- 1 cup sesame milk I used Hope & Sesame organic sesame milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1 Tbsp honey (optionally, for sweetness)
Add ingredients to blender. Blend until combined.
Check smoothie consistency. Add more sesame milk if the smoothie is too thick. Add more fruit if the smoothie is too thin. Blend after adding any additional ingredients.
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Making this Strawberry Banana Sesame Milk smoothie is very easy. Just throw all of the ingredients in the blender and blend. You can use fresh bananas and/or fresh strawberries as well, but you may need to add more ice to make the smoothie thicker.
The result is a light, slightly creamy, fruity smoothie that’s perfect for a between meal snack or as a refreshing treat. When I tasted the Hope & Sesame sesamemilk alone, I could taste a slight, nutty sweetness to the sesamemilk – even in the unsweetened version. But it wasn’t overwhelming and actually added a pleasant flavor to the smoothie. I especially like that I’m getting 8g of protein in each smoothie, thanks to Hope & Sesame’s exclusive plant-based protein concentrate – Sesamein.
Sesame offers a variety of potential health benefits. Sesame seeds are a natural source of vital minerals like copper, magnesium, and iron. It’s also packed with rich amino acids.
I’d never tried sesame milk before so I enjoyed discovering a new dairy-free milk alternative. I think you could substitute it in virtually any recipe that calls for almond milk.
One thing you might not know is that sesame seeds are a more sustainable crop than some other seeds and nuts. For example, while almonds require a LOT of water to grow (it takes 1.1 gallons of water to grow ONE almond – as in a single almond,) sesame seeds can grow in moisture and heat-stressed environments. Sesame seeds also have a quick time to harvest – they’re ready to harvest about 125 days from planting compared to other nondairy milk sources which can take years. So sesame milk is not only a smart dairy-free choice for you, it’s a smart choice for the environment too.
If you’d like to give Hope & Sesame organic sesamemilk a try, you can purchase it on deliciousness.com or Amazon.com. If you shop Hope & Sesame on Amazon, code SESAMELOVE will save you 20% off Hope & Sesame 1L 6-pack variety. As always, review the product packaging and information before trying new foods – especially if you have any food sensitivities.
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