I love flavoring my drinks for a bit of fruit, and lychees add such great flavor to a drink. Plus they look cool and can act as ice cubes if you freeze them. It can make a simple glass of water suddenly taste a lot better!
Lychees (also spelled litchi or lizhi) are small round fruits with a prickly pinkish outer shell. Once you peel that thin outer shell, you’ll find sweet soft white flesh surrounding a small hard core. They’re very tasty and often found used in Chinese desserts. You can find fresh lychees sold in many Asian supermarkets, and most big supermarkets in the US will sell canned lychees as they’ve become so popular.
We’ve been going a bit crazy for canned sardines lately. We’re in Lisbon, a city that has been called “city of sardines”, and there are tons of amazing sardines.
Our favorite is this brand called Pinhais – in fact you can see several cans of them on our table there! They’re the most expensive sardines I’ve seen here (over $5 per can for their special limited edition one), but they are definitely worth it! Their sardines are more tender than the others I’ve tried here (and I’ve tried quite a few already). Unfortunately, it’s tough to get any of these brands in the US, so I guess it’s a good reason to visit Portugal. However, in the US, you can get quite a few good ones on Amazon – like this Wild Planet Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
And if you’re worried about mercury levels in fish (then rest assured that sardines are low in mercury and high in omega-3s).
Breakfast is one of the toughest meals on any diet because you want something quick and easy but also delicious and filling to start your day. Luckily smoothies fit that bill perfectly. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 65 AIP smoothie recipes to help you heal your body but also enjoy your food.
If you’re not familiar with the AIP diet, then AIP stands for Paleo Autoimmune Protocol and you can read more about that diet here. So, there are no dairy ingredients, eggs, nuts or seeds, or any nightshades in these recipes.
One of the gray area ingredients for the AIP diet is vanilla. While vanilla beans are ok for most people, store-bought vanilla extract typically contains alcohol as well as other ingredients. The general advice is that if you’re cooking (i.e. heating) the vanilla extract, then you’ll be burning off most of the alcohol so it shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you’re using vanilla extract in a recipe that isn’t heated, then you should use alcohol-free vanilla extract instead. Since that’s hard to find, we suggest either omitting the vanilla, using a tiny bit of the seeds scrapped from the inside of a vanilla pod or else try this pure vanilla powder.
If you’re concerned about reacting to vanilla in any way, then for these AIP smoothie recipes, you can omit vanilla when it’s called for in the recipe. It will change the flavor though.
While fruits are allowed on the AIP diet, it’s best not to overeat them. Smoothies can be easy to gorge yourself on as they have lots of natural sweetness and honey or maple syrup is often added to them as well. Just be aware of how much fruit you’re consuming each day, and try to limit it.
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This is a super simple salad for summer. The cucumber and ginger make it really refreshing, and the avocado adds in some extra healthy fats.
This recipe can be a side dish or a quick snack. It takes 5-minutes to make, and you can use your leftover cucumber and avocado from making another dish (like this tuna salad recipe).
We find this recipe tastes better with sesame oil (and in case you’re wondering if sesame oil is Paleo, check out this article), but you can also use olive oil instead.
For more Paleo salad ideas, download this whole list of Paleo salad recipes here:
I’ve learnt a lot from being Paleo, and one of the main lessons is how to make lattes Paleo very quickly by swapping regular milk with coconut milk and changing the sweetener to a Paleo sweetener.
So, to make this delicious matcha green tea latte, I added in coconut milk and just omitted the sweetener (although you can add one in if you prefer). It’s a really easy recipe!
To celebrate Independence Day in the United States this year, we thought you might enjoy this easy Paleo July 4th dessert recipe. We created this blackberry jello dessert recipe so that it’s not only Paleo and dairy-free, but also Ketogenic and AIP-friendly. So it’s perfect even if some of your guests have specific dietary requirements.
It’s also simple to make, looks great, and delicious to eat.
We love good smoothies, and these Paleo avocado smoothie recipes are amazing. Avocados are not only a great source of healthy fats, but they can add a ton of creaminess to your smoothie too. No need to use milk or cream for avocado smoothies (although if you are dairy-tolerant, then we do have some Primal avocado smoothie recipes below too).
If you’re on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), then we also have some great AIP avocado smoothie recipes below – just look for the [AIP] tag at the end of the recipe names.
Why do we love smoothies so much?
Paleo smoothies are fast and easy to make, so you can drink a nutritious breakfast in just 5 minutes. They’re also a simple way to eat more green leafy vegetables and healthy fats (like those in avocados). You just dump them into the blender and then drink.
To download this entire list of Paleo avocado smoothie recipes, just click the green button below.
Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and delicious addition to any meal, but it can get boring just baking or nuking a sweet potato to act as a side to your meal. So, we’ve put together a bunch of delicious Paleo sweet potato recipes to help you get more of this delicious root vegetable into your diet. We’ve also got some AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol) sweet potato recipes here – just look for the [AIP] sign after the recipe name.
For more information about sweet potatoes, check out our Guide to Types of Sweet Potatoes and Why You Should Eat Them.
And if you want to download this entire list of Paleo sweet potato recipes, then just click the green button below.
We all know that seafood is super healthy for us, but it’s often hard to get more of it into our diets.
Unless you’re used to cooking and eating fish and shellfish, they can seem very foreign and weird. Their texture is odd and their taste is even odder.
But, please give seafood a chance. Try making them once than just once and try different Paleo seafood recipes. It’s crazy just how nutritious and delicious they are!
And if you’re on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), then it’s even more important for you to get more nutrient-dense foods like seafood into your diet.
So, this recipe is both Paleo and AIP, and it’s full of great seafood. If you have trouble finding mussels (look for them canned or frozen as well as fresh), then use shrimp, cockles, or crab meat instead. Then, to make this dish even more nutritious without any effort, we recommend adding some canned sardines on top.
Good carrot cakes are hard to find no matter what diet you’re on! So, we’ve compiled a list of amazingly delicious Paleo carrot cake recipes for you.
Of course, they are all gluten-free and grain-free, and we’ve even split the cake cake recipes into Paleo, Primal (contains dairy), and AIP-friendly (AIP stands for Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, and you can find out more about it here).
To download this entire list of Paleo carrot cake recipes, just click the green button below:
And if you prefer to jump straight to one of the sections, then just click on one of the categories in our table of contents.
I love it when people try this recipe and think it’s mashed potatoes. This amazing creamy Paleo side dish is made only from cauliflowers. Then by adding in coconut milk and ghee and blending it really really well, you can create a super creamy and delicious dish that will fool your family and friends.
If you’re not on AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol), then add in a bit of vanilla extract or use alcohol-free vanilla extract. The vanilla really adds to this creamy cauliflower mash recipe.
This dish is also great for those looking to lose weight but miss their mashed potatoes or those who have blood sugar issues as this creamy cauliflower mash recipe is very low in carbohydrates, and the fats in the dish also helps to not spike your blood sugar.
Personally, I think it just tastes amazing. Even just thinking about it makes me hungry!
As the summer approaches, firing up the grill is an excellent option for creating fast and delicious meals. These grilled chicken skewers are easy to make and the garlic sauce is simply delicious with it.
Some days, I just want vegetables. Not boring over-steamed bland vegetables, but delicious fragrant yummy veggies. So, if that’s the mood you’re in, then this colorful vegetable curry recipe will brighten your day.
One of the things I’ve discovered traveling through Southeast Asia is that many of the delicious traditional recipes are often Paleo and AIP (often without intending to be) or can be made so very easily.