For an easy appetizer recipe that’s bound to impress, give this refreshing mint avocado chilled soup recipe a try. You can even make it with a magic bullet blender.
The mint leaves help make this creamy soup really refreshing and perfect for the summer months. I also added in some romaine lettuce leaves to make this dish very light and summery. The soup is served chilled and the lime juice in the dish keeps the avocado from oxidizing as well as adds a touch more flavor.
This soup is very filling and is Paleo, Ketogenic, as well as AIP-friendly. It’s perfect if you want something fast – you don’t even need to turn on the stove as you only need a blender to make this.
If you’ve ever tried chopping up a raw butternut squash, then you’ll know that it’s dangerously tough. It’s one of the reasons why I started paying extra for the ready chopped ones at the supermarket! However, it doesn’t have to be dangerous or so much work. As I’ll show you in this post, there are 2 simple ways to cook butternut squash without cutting it. Yep, it’s that easy.
Enjoy all the benefits of this delicious squash without risking your fingers. Plus, check out our list of reasons for eating butternut squash at the end of this post.
I love the colors in this salad – in fact, that’s what I was thinking about when I was creating this salad. I wanted all the ingredients to be green except for the raspberries – so I added in green olives, cucumbers, as well as salad greens like arugula and spinach leaves. Then I topped it with whole raspberries so that their color would pop out of the salad.
This simple salad makes for a great side salad to your meal and it’s perfect for so many diets – it’s low in carbs (ketogenic) and doesn’t contain any dairy, nuts, seeds, or nightshades, so it’s Paleo and AIP-friendly (Paleo autoimmune protocol).
If you can’t find raspberries, you can use any other berry instead (e.g., sliced strawberries or blueberries). Also, if you can’t find arugula, you can use any type of salad greens you can find. Hope you enjoy this simple salad recipe!
Jackfruit has been all the rage in the US so I had to give it a try and see what it was all about!
The whole phenomena started because someone discovered that young jackfruit could be used as a meat-substitute in that it formed meat-like shreds and could soak up flavors from the sauces it’s cooked in. This makes it great for dishes like this one which is similar to BBQ pulled “pork.” There’s also a version of this recipe for the slow cooker if you prefer cooking that way (see below).
If you want to find out more about jackfruit (what it is and its nutritional value), then check out this extensive article on jackfruit.
While young green jackfruit has been getting a lot of press for its meat-like texture, ripe version has been used in various Asian sweet jackfruit recipes for a long time.
I’ve eaten a lot of fresh ripe sweet jackfruit already broken into segments in various parts of Asia (from Hainan, China, to Chiang Mai, Thailand). Recently, I started looking for ripe sweet jackfruit recipes and I came up with this one, which is based on this Panasa Mulika recipe. I’ve also seen this recipe called by a few other names like Kathaler Mishti Pakora and sweet jackfruit fritters.
You’ll often find bamboo salad dishes at Chinese restaurants as a starter dish that’s served cold. And this Chinese bamboo salad recipe is very similar to those dishes. However, to make it more AIP-friendly, I’ve used olive oil instead of sesame oil and I’ve omitted the chili oil in this dish.
If you’re not on AIP and want to make this dish more traditional or if you just want to spice up this recipe, then try adding chili oil and sesame oil instead of the olive oil.
I was looking for an easy sauce to mix with my paleo pasta (I used shredded zucchini), and this easy but flavorful olive tapenade recipe came to mind.
It’s super quick to make and involves no-cooking from start to finish. And for the protein, I used some nutritious canned sardines packed in olive oil, but you can also top your pasta with some pan-fried chicken or pan-fried fish.
This ginger melon salad recipe is great as a starter or just as a salad to accompany your meal. It’s refreshing and delicious.
With just 4 simple ingredients, this delicious chia pudding will have you asking for more. And luckily, it’s pretty healthy for a dessert. You can add in raw honey or stevia if you want to sweeten it or eating it without any added sweeteners.
It’s great for anyone on a Paleo, Ketogenic or other low carb or gluten-free diet. This chia pudding recipe is vegan as well, which makes it a great one to serve at a dinner party. It’s pretty, it’s unique, and it fits pretty much every diet. And you really can’t go wrong making this.
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!
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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These cardamom orange walnut truffles are amazing any time (you don’t have to wait for Christmas)! So, we encourage you to give these a try even during the summer months. You’ll find that the orange and cardamom mix is simply phenomenal, and you’ll keep wanting to make these desserts/snacks over and over.
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.)
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: