Ready to love yourself silly with the most incredibly delicious and nutrient-rich elixir that feels like it nourishes right down to a cellular level? There is just something so satisfying about the combination of ingredients in this recipe: creamy black sesame milk with its earthy (almost a little smokey) flavor, thirst quenching, electrolyte-rich coconut water, nutty and caramel-like mesquite pod meal, creamy brain-nourishing coconut meat, mineral and chlorophyll-loaded Amazing Algae, and a mood-enhancing, bone strengthening dose of High Vitamin D. A dash of vanilla and a pinch of salt round out all the flavors, creating the perfect synergy of nutrition and YUM.
Black Sesame: An Underrated Superfood
Due to their wonderful health properties, black sesame is a go-to superfood within ancient medicinal practices such Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Black sesame is recommended for strengthening the body, building healthy blood and chi, and promoting longevity. The seeds are rich with B vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc, copper and magnesium - which help nourish the nervous system, blood, bones, and skin. The copper content of black sesame in particular may be the reason why the seeds are recommended to help reverse or prevent the hair from going grey prematurely. A compound within sesame known as sesamin has been found to help lower bad LDL cholesterol levels as well as help protect the liver. They also contain lignans which act as antioxidants, preventing free radical damage. Source unhulled black sesame for the most nutritional punch.
Makes 1 quart
3 cups fresh young Thai coconut water
1 cup purified water
1 cup black sesame, soaked 8 hours (overnight)
1/2 cup young Thai coconut meat
1 heaped Tbs mesquite pod meal
2-4 servings Veggimins High Vitamin D
1/2 tsp Veggimins Amazing Algae
1/2 tsp vanilla extract, or 1/4 tsp vanilla bean
1. Blend soaked black sesame seeds with 1 cup water until very smooth. Then add remaining liquid and blend again. This ensures the sesame seeds are very broken down.
2. Strain black sesame mylk through a RawGuru Nut Milk Bag, and place back in blender.
3. Add in remainder of ingredients and blend until smooth. ENJOY!