Primal Toad’s Chocolate Vanilla Coconut Smoothie

Primal Toad's Chocolate Vanilla Coconut Smoothie

This week has been exhausting. Blogher12 took a lot out of me last weekend (read the post here), and this weekend (starting this morning actually), it’s the Ancestral Health Symposium over in Boston!  I am sadly not going, but my better half is, so I’ll be getting updates regularly! 

There’s a lot of news that I want to share (e.g., I got engaged last week), and there are a lot of things “in the works” (including a Free App in addition to my already Free iPad e-book) as well as a bunch of recipes I want to put up, but I’m going to start with this simple Primal Toad smoothie from the Toadally Primal Smoothies book.  It’s FREE from Primaltoad.com so you can get the recipe there.

It makes a really quick and thick smoothie!  I followed the recipe exactly (excepted that I used chocolate protein powder and added in some vanilla extract instead.

Great way to start the morning!

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It’s so easy to start the morning with one of these, and I’ve been adding some potato starch into it to test out the resistant starch ideas that have been spreading recently (read this article to find out more).

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Would you like a splash of vodka with that?

Yes, please!

I actually made this as a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, but the idea of adding alcohol to this drink definitely crossed my mind while I was savoring it! And if you’re wondering whether alcohol is Paleo or not, then you should take a look at this great video.

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I’ve been reading about smoothies, and it seems that the word “smoothie” (meaning a smooth talking person) first appeared in print in the US around the early 1900s. However, the fruity drink didn’t become known as smoothies until around the 1960s.

I wanted my smoothie to be a bit more filling than just some frozen fruity juice, and so I experimented with adding some Greek yogurt as well as almond milk. It was quite delicious and very filling!

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Why must smoothies be a breakfast/brunch recipe? I always hear of people saying they had a smoothie for breakfast, but it never made sense to me why I couldn’t also have a smoothie for lunch and dinner (and maybe a midnight snack too)! If it’s a delicious smoothie, then it should be enjoyable ANYTIME.

And this smoothie is definitely one of those “enjoy anytime” ones!

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Almond Butter Chocolate Shake

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A friend had asked about a quick breakfast option that wasn’t eggs yesterday, and I had suggested shakes/smoothies.  So they were on my mind this morning when I was considering breakfast options.  They’re so quick and simple to make, and you can put ingredients into them that are tailored to the flavors you enjoy, so you can’t fail not to find a recipe you like!  In fact, Primal Toad has a great ebook with a huge number of primal smoothie recipes you can choose from!

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Blueberry Chocolate Gelatin Smoothie

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I’ve been quite excited about all the gelatin I recently bought.  I’ve experimented with jello already (see here for the delicious recipe), and so today, I decided it was time for a gelatin drink.  Since gelatin congeals when it’s dissolved in cold liquids, it seemed like the idea ingredient in a smoothie!

I start off with my almond coconut milk (you can also use coconut milk, almond milk, regular milk, or just water).  I poured 1 cup into my blender (or use a Vitamix for even better results).almond-coconut-milk

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