Black Sesame Coco-Berry Bowl

August 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm (Breakfast/Brunch, Recipes) (, , , , , , , )

One of my favorite desserts is literally just ground black sesame with sugar, cooked into a thick, porridge-like soup.  The resulting thick, grey gruel does not look particularly appealing, but tastes absolutely heavenly.  If you grew up with Asian desserts, I’m preaching to the choir.  But for those who haven’t tried it before, this recipe is a non-confronting way to sample the flavor.  Black sesame is also another everyday superfood, boosting blood flow to nourish skin and hair.  So here’s my recipe for a healthy breakfast dessert, and I guarantee you’ll be gunning to make it again.


Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1 cup lite coconut milk (a brand without guar gum or added thickeners)
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbs toasted black sesame seeds
  • optional : 1 tsp tahini (I find this brings out more of the sesame flavor)


  1. Place the coconut milk, oats, berries, banana and tahini, if using, into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture between two jars or bowls, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Pull out of the fridge in the morning and serve with your favorite smoothie bowl toppings – more berries, toasted coconut, sesame seeds and coyo or whipped coconut cream are delicious with this.





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