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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Sometimes you just want a smoothie for breakfast, but most smoothies recipes are laden with juice or bananas, so we scoured the internet for some ketogenic smoothie recipes. That way, you can enjoy a quick and nutritious breakfast while staying in ketosis.
As always, different people can take different amounts of carbs in their ketogenic diet, so if you find that you need to take in fewer carbs, then skip the smoothie recipes with cherries and berries (or use less in those recipes).
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Smoothie bowls are all the rage on Instagram – they definitely make pretty photos that fit well in a square frame!
But if you’re not caught up on this craze, then you might be wondering what is a smoothie bowl and how you can create your own version of one.
So, in this post, we’ll go over what is a smoothie bowl (hint, the name is a dead giveaway) as well as show you step by step how to create your own and what toppings to add for the best results. (We’ll also tell you two big mistakes to avoid when making your smoothie bowl.)
Smoothie bowls are so fun to create and to enjoy. But some ingredients that are often used in smoothie bowl recipes are not Paleo (e.g., oatmeal and granola). Most smoothie bowls also use dairy ingredients (e.g., yogurt or milk), which makes it tough for those of us trying to stay dairy-free. So, in this post, we’ve found 27 beautiful Paleo smoothie bowl recipes to make your breakfast more colorful and fun.
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This ketogenic smoothie bowl is filled with amazing superfood ingredients – like matcha powder, goji berries, chia seeds, and more. Plus, it’s completely sugar-free, dairy-free (and nut-free) and low in carbohydrates so you can enjoy it on a ketogenic diet as well as a Paleo (or any other low carb diet).
First, let me introduce some of these amazing ingredients to you:
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.
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The ability to make perfect hard boiled eggs in an Instant Pot is one of the many reasons why we love this device.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Instant Pot, it’s basically an electronic pressure cooker with some additional settings (like a steaming option and also a rice cooker option).
You just plug it in, put your food into the pot and then choose one of the settings (or there’s a manual setting as well). As with all pressure cookers, you have to be careful when letting out the steam – there’s a little switch that allows steam to come out. You close that switch when it’s cooking, and when it’s done, you carefully open it (make sure you keep your hand out of the way to avoid burning it in the hot steam). Once the steam comes out (it only takes 1-2 minutes), the pressure in the pot and outside will be equal and you can open the lid and take out your food.
If you’re looking for more Instant Pot recipes, then download our list of 64 Paleo Instant Pot Recipes by clicking the green button below.
We’ve been scouring the internet for the best ketogenic crockpot recipes, and this giant list is the culmination of our hard work. All the recipes are Paleo, low-carb, keto, and can be made in your favorite crockpot or slow cooker.
One of the toughest things about any diet is sticking to it, and the easier your meal prep is, the more likely you won’t fall off the wagon. That’s why meals cooked in the crockpot (AKA slow cooker) is one of our favorite recommendations for those starting a ketogenic diet. Prep time is usually super fast (many recipes require you just to dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker), and then you can leave the slow cooker to do its thing while you go to work, go to sleep, or go play with your kids. Your house will be filled with delicious aromas when you return. And your plate will be filled with nutritious tender meats and/or vegetables.
We know it’s tough browsing through a giant list of recipes, so we’ve tried to group all of these ketogenic crockpot recipes by meat type – use our handy table of contents below to jump straight to a specific category. Or click on the green button below and we’ll email you this entire list of ketogenic crockpot recipes as an interactive PDFa.
Just one word of caution before you get started. The amount of carbohydrates each person can eat on a ketogenic diet and still stay in nutritional ketosis will vary. So, while some people may be able to eat an apple and still stay in ketosis, other people won’t. So, please experiment and see what your tolerance levels are. Many of the recipes contain ingredients like onions, tomatoes, carrots that are fairly low in carbs, but if you eat too much of them, they could still kick some people out of ketosis. If you need to stay lower in carbs, then pick recipes that don’t include those ingredients or else decease the amount you add into the recipe.
Who says you can make pasta on a Paleo diet! There are tons of different ways to cook pasta on Paleo, and I’ve tried this recipe with both shirataki noodles and with cucumber noodles. You can also use spaghetti squash, kelp noodles, or shredded zucchinis.
So, if you don’t have much time for dinner, then give this easy Paleo spaghetti recipe a try – it’s also low carb and keto-friendly!
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.
Pasta was one of my staples during college. You just boil some pasta and dump some store-bought tomato sauce on top and dinner was ready. It was fast, easy, and quite delicious. Just not very healthy…
Then I realized I could recreate the same meal almost as quickly but with low carb, ketogenic, and Paleo ingredients!
There are tons of different ways to create Paleo pasta – from shirataki noodles, to cucumber noodles, to spiralized zucchini, to sweet potato noodles, to even using Paleo flours to roll out noodles of your own. And as for the tomato sauce, well that’s pretty easy too especially with some fresh basil leaves, which you can grow in a pot on your kitchen window sill.
And to make this recipe even more tasty and to add in some healthy fats, I added coconut milk into the tomato sauce.
So, next time you’re strapped for time to make dinner, try this creamy Paleo pasta recipe – it takes just 25 minutes from start to finish.
I often forget just how refreshing and delicious peaches are, and they are fantastic in smoothies like this one. The avocado and nuts in this recipe also add in more fat to slow the absorption of the sugars. And if you want to add in some extra protein after your workout, choose a whey protein powder that doesn’t have added ingredients like this one.
This veggie kugel recipe is from The New Yiddish Kitchen by Jennifer Robins and Simone Miller.
I have to admit, I googled what kugel was. Despite being friends with many Jewish people and having eaten at a variety of kosher restaurants in NYC, I had never had a kugel.
So, if you’re also wondering, a kugel is a baked casserole-type dish. And the name actually refers to the round shape that kugels typically used to be. There can actually be sweet and savory kugel dishes, but this paleo kugel recipe is a savory one with sauteed veggies. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it whether you’re Jewish or not.
“Everybody loves banana nut muffins.”
LOL – that’s what Jeremy said when I asked him what he liked about them. So, with that, how could you fail to enjoy this healthier version that’s made with delicious spices and sweetened with a tad of raw honey as well as the bananas.
Enjoy these Paleo banana nut muffins warm for a soft muffin texture with a nutty crunch. Personally, I like them with a cup of black tea for an afternoon snack.
I know some of you are into CrossFit, HIIT, Spartan racing, weight-lifting, and various other intense forms of exercise – so I came up with this raw egg shake especially for you – it’s packed with protein, fat, a small amount of carbohydrates, and a dash of caffeine (which you can omit if you prefer).
As always, when making anything with raw eggs, be careful of food safety – I would wash the egg shells and then wash my hands after cracking the eggs. I would also make sure to use very fresh eggs, and I wouldn’t use any cracked or dirty eggs. I know I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to food safety, but I really hate food poisoning so that little bit of extra effort seems worth it to me.