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Peachy Tahini Sunshine Smoothie+ 2018 Cook-The-Book New Years Challenge!

Happy New Year, friends!

I’m excited to kick 2018 off with one my favorite, incredibly easy smoothie recipes from my cookbook. If you woke up feeling like you want to start the new year off with a delicious, healthful, homemade smoothie, this one is just for you.

But before we get to the recipe, I want to let you know that the Cook-The-Book New Years Challenge begins today!

The challenge is a fun way to kick off a healthy, delicious, plant-filled 2018. It starts today, January 1st, and runs through the month of January. Each week you’ll fill your meal planner with recipes from The Colorful Kitchen cookbook (and your other favorite recipes!). You’ll keep track of your progress by posting photos of your meals on Instagram. Every time you post a recipe from The Colorful Kitchen cookbook you’ll be entered into a weekly raffle to win fun prizes (from companies I love like Sunwarrior, Soom Tahini and more!).

How it works:

  1. Purchase a copy of The Colorful Kitchen cookbook.
  2. Sign up for the challenge here.
  3. Follow the sample meal plan or customize your your meal planner using recipes from The Colorful Kitchen (and your other favorite recipes!).
  4. Share photos of your colorful dishes on Instagram (tag me @thecolorfulkitchen and use the hashtag #thecolorfulkitchen). Every photo of a recipe from The Colorful Kitchen cookbook counts as an entry into that week’s prize raffle!

The challenge is for you if:

  • You want to eat more plants and less junk
  • You want to save time while preparing healthy, homemade meals
  • You want the support of The Colorful Kitchen community
  • You want to eat delicious food and win fun prizes!

*Sign up here*

Here’s a peek at the sample meal plan…

The first breakfast recipe on the meal plan I created is today’s Vegan & Gluten-Free Peachy Tahini Sunshine Smoothie. I also wanted to share the recipe on the blog incase you’re curious about the challenge but aren’t ready to commit. I guarantee that after you try this recipe you’ll want to try the rest of the menu!

I came up with this recipe when I was pregnant with Baby V and was craving tahini in/on every single thing I ate. The funny thing is, that’s not all that different from how I normally feel. Tahini is just one of my very favorite ingredients! I was worried that non-pregnant non-tahini-obsessed folks would think this recipe was weird, but my cookbook recipe testers all gave unanimous feedback that they thought this recipe sounded odd but ended up LOVING it. I hope you love it too!

Peachy Tahini Sunshine Smoothie from The Colorful Kitchen
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: smoothie
Cuisine: vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 2
  • 2 cups frozen peach slices
  • 1½ cups nondairy milk
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2–3 medjool dates, pitted (soaked in hot water for 5 minutes if not soft)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Transfer to glasses to serve.


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