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Tahini Coffee Shake with Halva and Whipped Cream

5 from 3 votes
Gal Shua-Haim MS, RD – @somethingnutritious
Delicious fusion of coffee and tahini packed with vitamins, fibers and nutrients. Start your day with this satisfying coffee shake recipe!
Total Time :3 minutes
Servings: 1


  • Blender


  • 1 ripe banana, fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup milk, dairy/plant-based
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 Medjool date, pit removed
  • ¼ cup ice
  • A pinch of cinnamon


  • Whipped cream, dairy/plant-based
  • 1 tablespoon halva, chopped/shredded


  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth and top with whipped cream and halva or toppings of your choice!


Coffee Shake recipe
Credit: Gal Shua-Haim MS, RD

is this coffee shake recipe high in caffeine?

The caffeine content in a coffee shake depends on the amount of coffee used and the type of coffee beans and brewing methods employed. Generally, it contains a moderate amount of caffeine, similar to a regular cup of coffee. For example, a single espresso shot would typically have around 63 milligrams of caffeine. However, you can further control the caffeine level by using decaffeinated coffee or adjusting the coffee-to-milk ratio to suit your preference and caffeine tolerance.

Can I add protein?

Absolutely! Adding protein to your coffee shake is a great way to make it more nutritious and satisfying. You can incorporate protein powder into the shake, choosing from options like whey, plant-based (soy, pea, or hemp), or collagen protein. Additionally, nut butters like almond or peanut butter are excellent sources of protein and lend a creamy texture. Greek yogurt or silken tofu are other protein-rich alternatives that blend well with coffee.

How is this shake different from iced coffee?

A coffee shake differs from iced coffee in both texture and ingredients. While iced coffee is cold brewed coffee served over ice, a coffee shake is a blended beverage. It combines coffee with various ingredients like milk, ice cream, or flavorings, resulting in a thicker and creamier consistency. The addition of frozen components gives the coffee shake a delightful milkshake-like texture, making it a refreshing and indulgent treat, distinct from the straightforward iced coffee experience.

Coffee Shake recipe
Credit: Gal Shua-Haim MS, RD

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