Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.
Whether it’s a refreshing cool-down or a winter warming up that you’re in need of, this list has it all: smoothies, coffees, cocoas, teas (including iced teas), infused waters, juices and more!!
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!
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).
Alina Muresan is a RHN holistic nutritionist who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child’s nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!
This fruity and delicious treat is great because it can be transformed – first starting as a smoothie and then using the leftovers to make a batch of popsicles! As a smoothie, Alina recommends serving with a frittata or scrambled eggs in the morning. As a popsicle, it can be a great snack or dessert for the whole family.
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.
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!
Note that unlike most recipes on this website, this recipe contains dairy (I created it before I gave up dairy), so if you don’t know whether you tolerate dairy or not, then try giving it up for 30 days first before trying to reintroduce it slowly (we find that even if people tolerate dairy, they typically tolerate raw or fermented dairy better).
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!
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!
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!