Watermelon-Cilantro “Halwa” Smoothie

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Watermelon-Cilantro “Halwa” Smoothie

Halwa is a type of sweet dessert found in many varieties across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. It is most often made with a nut or seed butter base, usually tahini.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 1 cup chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp of Once Again Tahini
  • 1 tsp Once Again Dawes Hill Killer Bee Pure Raw Organic Honey
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 generous pinch ground cardamom


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately in a chilled glass.

Recipe Notes

Note: It is important to use frozen bananas in this recipe since there is no added ice. The watermelon provides lots of liquid so adding ice will result in a thin smoothie. Keep a bag of frozen banana slices on hand for quick and creamy smoothies. *Vegetarian *Gluten Free


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