Raw ChocoCashew Milkshake and Knee Problems

Oh boy! I’m glad I had an awesome workout in this unintentionally matchy outfit because I enjoyed indulging in this awesome chocolate cashew “milkshake.”


I currently have runners knee so working out is not the same for me right now. I can’t go as intensely as I used to and right now there’s no running, lunging, or squating in my routine but I’m progressing through my physical therapy and my doc OK’ed me to do the stairmaster to test out the waters. I finally did today and things felt pretty good but there was a little pain afterwords so I tried to be gentle on myself the rest of my workout. At least I’m mastering going UP stairs because climbing down stairs in the most painful thing! That and sitting for long periods of time are what trigger the pain the most on a regular basis, which sucks since those are the most common activities of my day. Thank goodness for working escalators! I’m buying arch supports for my sneakers tomorrow. They are supposed to help with my knee cap tracking issues and decrease the pain, I’ll update you all to see how they help.

Raw ChocoCashew  Milkshake

– 2 tbsp raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/2 cup soaked cashews (can be whole or pieces, which cost less. soak cashews for at least 2 hours)                                                                                                                              – 1 tray of standard ice cubes (my tray holds 14 ice cubes so estimate based on yours)
– 2-3 tbsp agave depending on your taste
– pinch of sea salt
– 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Through everything in your blender with a few tablespoons of water to get everything to blend smoothly. I usually end up adding 4 tablespoons, which equates to 1/4 cup. Feel free to mix it up by adding your favorites. I’m sure this would be amazing with some protein powder, with berries instead of cocoa powder, or even shredded coconut/coconut milk! Enjoy!

PS: I promise to include some mouthwatering food photography to my next recipe post!

Stay happy.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. jeffblazar says:

    Oh my gosh oh my gosh! Please don’t run for at least 3 weeks! Rest it! I rested my knees and ITB and took off three entire weeks before slowly building back up to my current level. Yes, I missed out on a lot of running, but those three weeks of rest proved to be extremely useful.

    1. debbieniful says:

      Thanks! I am taking a long break but it’s been tough, I love to run, it’s my fave form of exercise. I’m no ultra athlete like you but I had this awesome 4 mile route going for a while and I had a goal of building on that to maybe running a half marathon one day (but all of that is on the shelf for now). I ignored the pain for nearly a year so at this point I need a longer break than just 3 months but PT is going very well!

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