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Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

This black sesame latte is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant, and it is so delicious and perfect for Halloween! It has the most addicting flavor.

Black Sesame Latte

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a HUGE latte lover. I have several latte recipes on my blog, and a few of my favorites are:

Black Sesame Latte Recipe

There’s something so dang delicious about that creaminess of milk with a yummy flavor, and this black sesame latte is a brand new recent discovery that I just can’t get enough of!

Black sesame seeds have been my favorite since very young growing up in a Korean household. My mom would use them in both sweet and savory recipes. There’s something so amazing about sesame seeds’ nutty and addicting flavor, especially when they are toasted, and I love black sesame seeds more because of their color.

Black Sesame Latte

Black Sesame Latte

Blacks Sesame Paste

To make this black sesame latte, you first have to make black sesame paste which is actually really simple and easy. It’s a similar process to making tahini, but it’s slightly sweetened and thick in texture. It’s usually sweetened with honey, but I decided to use medjool dates instead to make it Whole30-friendly.

Because of the medjool dates, the black sesame latte is slightly sweetened, which I think is the perfect amount. However, if you prefer it to be a bit sweeter, just add your preferred sweetener at the end.

Black Sesame Latte

Perfect for Halloween

Because this black sesame latte is such a fun dark color AND it’s caffeine free, it’s perfect to enjoy with kids and on Halloween. You can even call it witch’s brew or monster’s blood drink and have fun with it!

If you aren’t a fan of hot drinks or if you are reading this in the summer, you can even serve it over ice to enjoy it cold. And if you are totally weirded out by this black sesame latte, just try it out! It’s seriously so so creamy and delicious. I promise you won’t regret it!

Black Sesame Latte Black Sesame Latte

Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This black sesame latte is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant, and it is so delicious and perfect for Halloween! It has the most addicting flavor.

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Ingredients

Black Sesame Paste

Black Sesame Latte

  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk or any dairy-free milk or your choice
  • 2 tbsp black sesame paste
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 scoop grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off
  • Optional: Additional sweetener of your choice Omit for Whole30

Instructions

  1. In a large dry pan over medium heat.

  2. Add black sesame seeds and toast stirring for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.

  3. Remove from the pan and let them cool completely.

  4. In a high powered blender, combine sesame seeds and medjool dates.

  5. Blend until ground up and gritty.

  6. Add sesame oil, then blend until the mixture becomes a smooth paste.

  7. Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.

  8. Combine all ingredients for the latte in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. You can also use an immersion blender.

  9. Taste, and if you want it sweeter, add a sweetener of your choice then blend again.

  10. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

  11. Store unused black sesame paste in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.

  12. For iced black sesame latte, pour in a glass over ice.

Nutrition Facts
Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 498mg 21%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 49.2%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

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These adorable Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts are the perfect little treats for the holiday season. So delicious!

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

I am not big on baking, but when the weather gets cooler, I get a hankering for sweet baked treats. While half of the time, I have to try out my dessert recipes a few times to get them right, the baking gods were with me when I made these Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts and they turned out absolutely perfect on the first try. Those are the days when I feel like I conquered the world.

I recently stopped at Walmart to pick up a few essentials and found these newly reformulated Silk® Almondmilks in the refrigerated dairy section with the label stating “new silky smooth taste you’ll love.” I was instantly intrigued. After seeing that they do not contain carrageenan and there are unsweetened options, I ended up buying both Silk® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk and Silk® Unsweetened Almondmilk.

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

I usually make my own almond milk at home, but I love that I can find these great options when I’m in a pinch. I was pleasantly surprised by how creamy and tasty they both were, and I’ve been enjoying them in my coffee every morning. I just love that there are so many dairy-free milk options in the market these days!

Besides adding them to my hot drinks, I also used Silk® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk for the filling for these Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts, and these turned out to be the perfect Fall treat!

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

I just love how comforting sweet potato desserts are, and you usually don’t need to add much sweetener because they are already naturally sweet. I think you’ll love these Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts because the soft, pillow-like filling tastes pretty amazing inside the flaky, tender crust.

Also, can we talk about how cute they are? I can easily pick them up with two fingers, and it’s a great way to indulge without feeling like you have to commit to a big ol’ pie (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!).

If you want to try out the newly reformulated Silk® Almondmilks, check them out at your nearest Walmart!
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Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 mini tarts
Author: Jean Choi

These adorable Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Tarts are the perfect little treats for the holiday season. So delicious!

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Ingredients

Crust

Sweet Potato Filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a 12-cup muffin tin with coconut oil.
  2. Place all ingredients for the crust in a food processor and pulse several times to mix together. Mold the mixture with your hand to see if it can form a dough. If it's too dry, add more coconut oil until it reaches the right consistency.
  3. Drop 2 rounded tablespoons of the dough into each muffin cup. Use your hands to press the dough to the bottom and the sides to form a shell.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Place all ingredients for the Sweet Potato Filling in a blender and blend just until mixed.
  6. Use a spoon to fill each shell with the filling. You can let it overfill a bit to get a puffy filling look.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 15 minutes, then use a small knife to raise the tarts from the muffin tin.
  9. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

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Pink Beet Latte

If you are a fan of beets, you’ll fall in love with this delicious and naturally sweet beet latte! 

Paleo Vegan Beet Latte

Happy Friday, you beautiful souls! It’s about to get REAL over here, because I’m picking my parents up from the airport today, and then we are headed to Mexico on Sunday to start my wedding week. I’m so excited, but to be honest, I’ve been quite stressed out with some last minute planning and scrambling.

I think I’ll be in a much better state once we are there and enjoying the sun and the beach. However, with the amount of cortisol I’ve been dealing with, my liver needs some extra love these days. And the best way to do that? Enter the beet.

Paleo Vegan Beet Latte

Beets are so high in antioxidants, and have the power to eliminate toxins from the liver and improve the digestion of fats. I’ve been a fan for a long time, and when I tried out a beet latte at a LA coffeeshop a few weeks back, I knew I had to recreate it at home!

I was skeptical about the combination of beet and milk at first, but I’m quite obsessed with how decadent, creamy, and naturally sweet this pink beet latte tastes. And the gorgeous color just can’t be beat (or beet?)!

I have talked about in the past that I like to give up coffee for a week about once every month because I hate feeling like I’m addicted to or dependent on any one food. Well, this beet latte is a delicious substitute during those times and I still feel like I’m enjoying a hot yummy drink, without feeling deprived. Plus, I love that it’s doing the opposite of coffee: nourishing my liver and digestion instead of taxing it.

If you never tried beet latte before and are totally weirded out by it, I encourage you to try it! I think you’ll be surprised how yummy it tastes, and your body will love you for it.

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Paleo Vegan Beet Latte

Pink Beet Latte

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 latte
Calories: 133 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

If you are a fan of beets, you’ll fall in love with this delicious and naturally sweet beet latte! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium beetroot
  • 1/4 inch fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I use almond)
  • 1 tsp raw honey (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place beetroot in a saucepan and submerge with water. Bring to boil over medium high heat, and turn down heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes until you can easily pierce the beet with a fork.
  2. Drain the beet, let it cool for 15 minutes, and peel it.
  3. Place the peeled beet in a blender with ginger, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of the milk into the blender with the beet and blend well until smooth, about 5 minutes Pour into a mug.
  6. Use a milk frother on the rest of the milk or blend in the blender to until it gets foamy.
  7. Gently pour the foamed milk into the mug over the beet mixture, while stirring with a spoon.
  8. Stir in honey, if using, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pink Beet Latte
Amount Per Serving (1 latte)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Potassium 333mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 13g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin C 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.