Smoothie Shots



Let’s celebrate! Finally, we are seeing signs of spring here in the woods! I just got back from my first glove-less run in 5 months! The phoebes are here and there are snowdrops and crocuses in an undisclosed location a few miles from here. Well, I might have disclosed it on line somewhere…



For much of my life, celebration has meant champagne. Or cocktails. Or shots. But in addition to flowers and birds, I am also celebrating a rather sobering (I mean this literally) milestone. I have not swallowed a single drop of alcohol in ten years!

Last week, I accepted an invitation from Hannah, a brave young woman I “met” on Instagram; I wrote and shared a brief version of “my story,” for her new inspiring stories project. If you’re interested, you can find it here.

Right now, on to the celebration! I thought it would be fun to create something festive, a little indulgent, yet healthy to mark this occasion. It’s kinda holiday-ish too. You could whip up a little batch of these cuties to serve to drinkers and non-drinkers at your Easter or Passover gathering. It can be consumed by folks who are gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, or by paleo dieters. And it’s a snap to prepare! If you do make it, let me know by leaving me a comment belowl!

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Smoothie Shots

These taste like rich, silky, dense, liquid halvah. They are great with fruit. I often make a whole meal with fruit to dip or a big smoothie bowl with fruit, nuts and seeds. Strawberries are heaven! Try mango, banana, pineapple, apple, peach, or pear.

Makes 4 shots, plus a little extra for the “bartender;” Multiply easily for a crowd.

1 cup coconut milk (light is fine, organic is preferable)
¼ cup tahini
3 tbs. agave or honey

Optional Garnishes: sesame seeds, nuts (I used pistachios here), fruit, coconut flakes

Mix all ingredients, pour into shot glasses or little cups and garnish as desired.


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11 Responses to Smoothie Shots

  1. Kristin says:

    I just read your story. Wow, Deb, you really are amazing. My hat is off to you, strong woman!


  2. sbgrdh says:

    I am with you all the way on the ten year thing… the “shot” recipe.I must find some good coconut milk and some flakes…..any suggestions?
    If it was not windy I would play tennis today.


    • debspots says:

      I like So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk. It comes in a box and I usually get the Lite. It is thick and rich and yummy! And for flakes, our market has organic bulk ones. I know you can get both on line if necessary. Let me know if you try this, I bet you will love it!


  3. Your pots are so exquisite. You need to get an Aussie distributor dammit 🙂
    The smoothies sound great too.

    I just read your story. Such sadness and so much strength. You are remarkable.


  4. debspots says:

    Dearest Nicole, I would really love to have an Aussie distributor, dammit! Sort of the antithesis of “shop local,” though…I am so honored you took the time to read my story! Thank you! Let me know if you make the smoothies. ❤


  5. Emily says:

    These look so yummy! Coconut and tahini is a magical combo. Thanks for sharing!


  6. I love this ‘ware!


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