I was inspired to share this recipe, not so much having to do with this time of year based on season but more to do with the fact that it is my birthday month and I wanted to share a treat with you that I thoroughly enjoy when I want that “snack” or simple mini-meal concoction to hold me over a little, in between bigger meals. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! Let me know what you think.


1.5 cups of almond milk

3-4 dates (pitted)

6-8 almonds (or pecans)

1/8 tsp. of cinnamon powder

1 heaping teaspoon of pure cacao powder

1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter


In a small sauce pan, place all the above ingredients, except for the almond butter, and bring to a low-medium simmer for about 10 mins.

Next, add this mixture to a blender and now add the almond butter. Blender for about 2-3 minutes until fully broken down into a shake like consistency.

Serve in a fun mug!

Note: For Vata predominant types, you can add 1/8 tsp. of nutmeg. For Pitta predominant types, you can add 1/8 tsp. of cardamom. For Kapha predominant types, you can add 1/8 tsp. of ginger powder.