tahini caramel

Hormone Balancing Salted Tahini Caramel

Hormones plays an important role in managing our weight, sleep, hunger cues, libido, mood and our sanity! When our hormones are off balance from poor lifestyle habits and food choices we feel it pretty quickly.

If balancing hormones is your #1 priority this is the most delcious place to start, full of good fats, protein and nutrients your hormones (and taste buds) are going to love you for this!

Hormone Balancing Salted Tahini Caramel

What you’ll need:

  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Tsp Maca Root Powder
  • 1 Tsp Lucuma Powder
  • 1 Tsp Mesquite Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Water (more if needed)
  • 1 Tsp Coconut Nectar (optional)

How to:

Stir together tahini, powders and salt until well combined. Dilute with filtered water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. See notes for more detail.

You can drizzle onto oatmeal or popcorn, add into your smoothies and shakes, roll into bliss balls and even use it to glaze doughnuts! Here are some other recipes you can whip up:

  • Salted Caramel Latte – 2 teaspoon of salted caramel steamed with milk of choice.
  • Salted Caramel Sauce – Melt 1 teaspoon of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of salted caramel, mix well and drizzle directly on ice cream
  • Taffee / Toffee – Follow above recipe, but do not add water. Shape them into squares or rounds, garnish with a sea salt flake, refrigerate and enjoy at your leisure.

The Low Down

  • Tahini is a good source of dietary fats required for immune function and promotes hormone regularity. It is also high in calcium and a good source of essential B vitamins. It contains phenolic compounds for cancer prevention, and are also a good source of protein.
  • Maca is a root vegetable that is packed with antioxidants and micronutrients. It has the ability to balance estrogen levels and boost energy, mood, concentration and learning ability, as well as aid in immune function. They are effective in fighting free radical damage, lowering cholesterol levels and protect you from neurological damage.
  • Lucuma and mesquite are nature’s very own sweeteners with a host of nutritional benefits. Not only are they low GI, they are rich in antioxidants and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium potassium, iron and zinc. They have anti-inflammatory, anti- microbial and anti-fungal properties and are a good source of prebiotics due to the high fibre content. They are what lends this salted caramel with a malty caramelised flavour.
  • A slight bitter aftertaste is normal due to the root content. Should you want a sweeter outcome, add more of either lucuma or mesquite, or substitute with liquid sweetener of choice such as coconut nectar, maple syrup or raw honey.


She Glows Student Blogger – Vivian Pan

Passionate about food and nutrition, Vivian decided to hop off the corporate ladder after 10 years as a fashion executive to devote her time to starting a new business in providing healthy and nourishing food choices that are delivered door to door. Having had formal culinary arts training at Le Cordon Bleu, Vivian is now pursuing a Bachelors in Nutritional Medicine with hopes of creating more sustainable food options for people. When she’s not in the kitchen creating recipes, you’ll find her cafe-hopping around Sydney, and around the world in search for the best “buddha bowls”. Catch up with her at @rawkphish on Instagram

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