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What is a Smoothie Bowl [+ How to Make a Smoothie Bowl]

Louise Hendon | July 8

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.)
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Matcha Ketogenic Smoothie Bowl Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Dairy-Free]

Louise Hendon | June 29

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:
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19 Healthy Paleo Avocado Smoothie Recipes [Includes AIP and Primal]

Louise Hendon | June 24

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.

To download this entire list of Paleo avocado smoothie recipes, just click the green button below.

Click Here To Download This Entire List of Paleo Avocado Smoothie Recipes

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Chocolate Coconut Cups Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Dairy-Free]

Louise Hendon | June 20

These Paleo and Keto chocolate coconut cups are so easy to make you’ll be wondering why you haven’t been making these your whole life! Keep a stash of these in your fridge and you’ll never run out of healthy and delicious snacks when you’re hungry. And in case you’re wondering, yes this is a keto fat bomb dessert!

If you dislike using stevia, then add in 1 tablespoon of raw honey instead (you can also use a mixture of both stevia and raw honey to have a sweeter dessert without too many extra carbs).

Another substitution that can be made if you’re not on a ketogenic or sugar-free diet is to see semi-sweet chocolate on top of the coconut cups rather than 100% dark chocolate.
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Carrot, Mango, Mussels Hash Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

Louise Hendon | June 13

We all know that seafood is super healthy for us, but it’s often hard to get more of it into our diets.

Unless you’re used to cooking and eating fish and shellfish, they can seem very foreign and weird. Their texture is odd and their taste is even odder.

But, please give seafood a chance. Try making them once than just once and try different Paleo seafood recipes. It’s crazy just how nutritious and delicious they are!

And if you’re on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), then it’s even more important for you to get more nutrient-dense foods like seafood into your diet.

So, this recipe is both Paleo and AIP, and it’s full of great seafood. If you have trouble finding mussels (look for them canned or frozen as well as fresh), then use shrimp, cockles, or crab meat instead. Then, to make this dish even more nutritious without any effort, we recommend adding some canned sardines on top.
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How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs In Instant Pot

Louise Hendon | June 6

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).

Here’s what the Instant Pot looks like:
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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.

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Chocolate Almond Fat Bomb Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Low Carb]

Louise Hendon | May 30

It’s hard to resist these chocolate almond fat bombs – they melt in your mouth like a chocolate truffle and fill you up with fantastic fats. And of course, they taste amazing! So give this Paleo and Keto fat bomb recipe a try. (For more info about a Ketogenic diet, click here).

Each chocolate almond fat bomb is then decorated by topping each one with an almond. If you’re not a fan of stevia, then use a bit of raw honey in this recipe instead (or use a mix of stevia and raw honey so you can still keep the flavor great but the carb count low).

Just make sure to store these in the fridge as they will melt quickly at room temperature.

And if you want more Keto dessert recipes, you can check out our list of 60 Keto dessert recipes here. Or click the green button below to download the entire list.

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Layered Peppermint Patties Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | May 18

These Paleo and Keto peppermint patties are perfect for parties or for storing in your fridge as mini treats. Even though they were barely sweetened, they taste fantastic, and the black and white layers really stand out and make them look cute and delicious.

Next time you’re going to a party and want to bring some desserts to impress the guests with, try taking these gorgeous layered peppermint patties – you’ll feel like a skilled chef rather than a home cook with these!

If you don’t like using stevia, then just add in a 1-2 tablespoons of raw honey instead. Of course, if you’re sticking to a ketogenic diet then you’ll need to take those extra grams of carbs into account.
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Almond Butter Fudge Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free]

Louise Hendon | May 12

If you’re diabetic or on a ketogenic diet, then it can be tough to find desserts to eat. That’s where this delicious almond butter fudge recipe comes in. It’s not only Paleo, but also Ketogenic (low carb and diabetic-friendly).

This fudge is sweetened with stevia, but you can omit sweeteners if you want or use other sweeteners of your choice. We think stevia is generally the best sugar-free option, but check that your stevia is pure and doesn’t contain other ingredients. If you’re not trying to stay sugar-free, then coconut sugar or maple syrup are good options for sweetening this fudge recipe.

For more ketogenic dessert recipes, check out this giant list.

And if you’re looking for Paleo dessert recipes, check out this list.
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Creamy Cauliflower Mash Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Louise Hendon | April 29

I love it when people try this recipe and think it’s mashed potatoes. This amazing creamy Paleo side dish is made only from cauliflowers. Then by adding in coconut milk and ghee and blending it really really well, you can create a super creamy and delicious dish that will fool your family and friends.

If you’re not on AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol), then add in a bit of vanilla extract or use alcohol-free vanilla extract. The vanilla really adds to this creamy cauliflower mash recipe.

This dish is also great for those looking to lose weight but miss their mashed potatoes or those who have blood sugar issues as this creamy cauliflower mash recipe is very low in carbohydrates, and the fats in the dish also helps to not spike your blood sugar.

Personally, I think it just tastes amazing. Even just thinking about it makes me hungry!
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Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free]

Louise Hendon | April 22

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.
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Paleo After-Workout Peach Banana Protein Shake Recipe

Louise Hendon | April 8

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.

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