In Our Kitchen

Pastel Power Milk



Lately I’ve been having this thing for awesome, super-charged breakfast drinks. I’ve been looking for recipes of drinks that are healthy and that have it all, or just the right stuff we need to energize our weekday mornings.

Last week was a success: I stumbled on a recipe which I tried totally fell in love with! I found it on the youtube channel of Patrick & Carling, a couple of really cool yogis that I love to follow (and you should follow them too!). Actually, the first thing that got me attracted to this recipe was the crazy, pastel color. I love pastel tones! David and I actually use them a lot when we are designing, so I knew it would definitely fit well here and that it would even inspire me to make a little illustration about it (like the one below).

It’s the perfect drink for a creative designer mind with a health freak tendency – or just a person who is VERY intrigued by edibles that look like they are from another planet (I’m both of these, so it was meant to be). It’s a beautiful thing to drink, but apart from that, it’s also full of goodness. It has 30 grams of protein per batch, chlorophyll, good carbs, fibers and minerals. Pretty good!





To make this crazy-colored energizing beverage you will need…

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup hempseeds
  • 2 tsp spirulina
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt


Simply throw everything in the blender and give it a whizz. It’s super simple.

At this point, you can just go ahead and drink it as a “milk” (strain it if you prefer)… OR a little idea I had was: you could a banana, blitz it again and turn it into a smoother, thicker texture! I’m thinking of giving it a try with frozen banana next time so it will become like soft ice-cream. And no, there’s no shame in having such ice-cream in the morning 😉




Credits: Recipe by Patrick & Carling, photographs & illustrations by David & I.



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  • Jenna Francisco

    Sounds like a great way to start the morning! I just had something similar at this cool little cafe on Kauai last week, but it had coconut milk and almonds in it, too. The dates inside were my favorite part.

    • Linda Dieschbourg

      Sounds so yummy, Jenna! And Kauai, what a dream – enjoy 🙂

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