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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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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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.
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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.
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.
This paleo smoothie is seriously delicious. Enjoy for an easy and fast breakfast or brunch meal. I like adding coconut oil to the smoothie to help slow the digestion of the sugars in the fruits and carrots. Coconut oil will also help you to stay full for longer.
My friend was telling about an amazing vietnamese avocado shake and so I had to look it up and make one!
Sinh To Bo is a pretty easy, but it is traditionally made with sweetened condensed milk, making it not very Paleo or healthy.
My Paleo version of this delicious drink cuts down on the sugar and uses coconut milk instead. I hope you enjoy it!
If you’re a fan of smoothies, but not a fan of eating meat, then this is a great recipe for getting more protein into your diet. The raw egg makes the smoothie super creamy (it’s as if you added in cream!).
The idea for this recipe came to me after seeing Mark’s Primal Egg Coffee which uses raw egg yolks to make coffee creamy and nutritious.
Note: Always make sure your eggs are fresh!
This strawberry banana mint smoothie recipe is AIP-compliant (autoimmune Paleo protocol) and dairy-free.
Smoothies are such an easy breakfast recipe and generally healthier than juicing (we’re not huge fans of juicing – see this article about why juicing isn’t great for you).
I didn’t have any fresh mint handy when I was making this recipe, but I remembered having mint tea leaves in the cupboard. And so this blueberry mint smoothie recipe was born.
The avocado and coconut milk help to make this smoothie extra creamy despite being dairy-free.
(It’s also AIP – autoimmune Paleo protocol compliant.)
This smoothie is super filling and AIP-compliant (autoimmune Paleo protocol) – it’s also an amazing way to get extra greens into your diet. I hope you enjoy it.