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Monday Morning Milkshake


Having the privilege to travel around and experience foods from so many different ecosystems, I’ve come to appreciate the ways in which recipes can be maintained with a bit of adaptation. Callaloo can be substituted for Spinach. Breadfruit can be substituted for Potatoes. Turnip Greens can be substituted for Mustard Greens. This recipe is no different. This is a Papaya Milkshake because that is what I happened to have available. But an equally delicious Milkshake could be made with Peaches or Mango. Additionally, Lemons, Limes and Sour Oranges can be used interchangeably. They’re all a bit different so the flavor will vary, but the sensibility will remain the same.

2 C Papaya, Mango or Peach

1/2 C Cashews – soaked overnight

Juice of 1 Lime, Lemon or Sour Orange

1 TBSP Maple Syrup

1/2 tsp Cardamom

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add ice to achieve desired temperature and texture. Enjoy! 

Like a Peanut Butter Cup Milk Shake (but healthy)


I have to tell you something. I discovered something this week … if you mix Hemp Seeds, Maca and Cacao, it tastes like chocolate and peanut butter 😱. It’s one of the better discoveries I’ve made recently and I can’t stop eating/drinking this delicious smoothie packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. So, here’s how you make it …


1 C Water

2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

1 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder

1 Tbsp Maca Powder

1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice to desired consistency. Personally, I like to add enough so that it’s thick like ice cream and I can eat it with a spoon. Regardless, you won’t regret making this delectable treat.