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!
I won’t lie … I think most people agree the best part (as well as the downfall) of raw food is the desserts. Honestly, I love raw desserts more than cooked desserts. Lots of coconut oil and cacao? Hellerrrrrr! These Energy Explosions are exactly what I needed as a pick me up mid-day today. They’re quick and easy … (just how some people like it) 😳
1 C Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 C Cacao Nibs
1/4 C Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil
3 TBSP Maca Powder (Peruvian)
1-2 TBSP Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Salt
Put the ingredients into the food processor, process for about 30 seconds or until ingredients start to stick together, roll into balls, and WALLAH! They could also be rolled in Maca Powder, Cacao Powder, or Coconut. This recipe works with either dry roasted or raw Pumpkin Seeds. I used dry roasted because it’s what I had. I recommend raw … and if using the latter, I would add a bit more Salt. Enjoy! And let me know what you think by leaving comments below. Peace Earthlings!