Paleo has become very trendy lately. What exactly does it mean? And why should I care?
Paleolithic humans lived off wild plants and hunted animals. They ate mostly meat, fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and honey.
This was their diet until agriculture began around 11,000 years ago.
Today, Paleo is a lifestyle that emphasizes whole foods and minimally processed food consumption. The goal is to eat as our ancestors did and enjoy optimal health and longevity.
This green smoothie is loaded with healthy ingredients like spinach, kale, cucumber, and celery.
It tastes great too. So much so that it won’t even feel like you’re drinking something “healthy.”
We’ve been making this recipe for years because it makes us feel energized without having to eat anything else.
Plus, it’s super easy to make. You don’t even need a blender; just use a regular kitchen tool.
Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, enjoy immediately and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
This green smoothie recipe includes ingredients like kale, cucumber, spinach, and watermelon.
It’s loaded with vitamins A and K, folate, and iron. Plus, it contains antioxidants from blueberries, strawberries, and pomegranates.
If you love tropical flavors like us, you’ll love this mango pineapple smoothie. It combines some of our favorite fruits into one delicious beverage. And it’s easy too!
In a blender, combine ingredients; blend until smooth. Serve immediately, or chill overnight. Makes about 4 servings.
This delicious smoothie is packed with nutrients from chia seeds, blueberries, bananas, almond milk, and honey. You won’t believe how easy it is to make!
This healthy blueberry banana chia smoothie recipe contains no added sugar and it’s gluten-free.
You can use frozen bananas, berries, and coconut water if you don’t have fresh produce on hand.
To make the smoothie even healthier, add some ground flaxseed meal.
The best way to start your day is with a healthy breakfast. But sometimes, we don’t always have time to make something elaborate.
So we came up with this recipe that is perfect for busy mornings.
They include some of our favorite foods like bananas, berries, and almond milk. Some of them even use frozen fruit, making them great for warmer weather.
We love making breakfast smoothies because we know they are quick and easy – and they make us feel like we’re getting something healthy into our system.
But what really makes them special is how delicious they are. They’re packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants, and even some essential minerals.
We love quick and easy smoothie recipes you can pull together with a few simple ingredients.
A low-FODMAP smoothie is no exception, and it takes less than 10 minutes to make—no cooking required. Plus, it’s incredibly healthy and satisfying.
This recipe calls for blueberries, coconut water, vanilla extract, and almond milk. You can use whatever fruit you like here, too, though blueberries are my favorite.
If you want to add some extra flavor, try adding some cinnamon and nutmeg.
Avocados are one of those foods that you either love or hate. They’re high in fat, yes, but they also contain healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, fiber, potassium, folate, copper, and magnesium.
These nutrients help keep blood pressure down, lower cholesterol levels, boost energy, and protect against heart disease.
On top of that, avocados are also packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that fight inflammation, cancer, and diabetes.
So, whether you’re trying to lose weight or just looking to eat healthier, avocados make sense.
This coconut banana smoothie recipe is sweet and refreshing. You’ll love how it tastes like a treat, but it’s actually packed with healthy ingredients.
This tasty beverage contains just over 60 calories per serving and provides about 10 grams of carbs.
In a blender combine all ingredients except the protein powder. Blend on high speed until smooth. Add the protein powder and blend again. Serve immediately.
There are plenty of reasons why you might want to make a pumpkin coconut smoothie. Maybe you’re looking for some healthy alternatives to your usual beverage choices during the holiday season (see also our favorite recipes for St. Patrick’s day).
Or maybe you just love the taste of pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes. Whatever your reason, this recipe could help you find what you’re looking for.
A good smoothie recipe doesn’t just taste great; it also looks pretty darn cool. This one does both.
This recipe combines the best parts of a fruity drink and a nutritious one. With just five ingredients, there are no added sugars, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives.
And because it’s packed with vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, fiber, iron, and calcium, it’s a meal in a glass. Plus, it tastes like sunshine!
This smoothie tastes like summertime, but it packs a serious nutritional punch.
Like most green drinks, there are lots of antioxidants in this one, including vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, iron, fiber, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
You could even make this ahead of time and keep it chilled in the fridge for up to three days. Just remember to shake well before serving. You won’t regret it!
What do you put into your morning smoothies? If you’re like most people, there are probably some things you don’t want in your drink.
But what about those foods that you really enjoy eating, but might make you feel sluggish later in the day?
Well, here’s a solution that will help you avoid feeling bloated and sluggish too.
This delicious recipe includes ingredients such as kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon juice, ginger, parsley, mint, cilantro, avocado, pineapple, and coconut milk.
You’ll find that this tasty smoothie contains many essential vitamins and minerals that will boost your immune system and provide you with energy throughout the day.
Plus, it’s easy to prepare and doesn’t require any fancy equipment, making it ideal for busy mornings.
Dark chocolate. It’s such a decadent, delectable treat, that’s usually a no-go for dieters, but luckily, you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with this smoothie recipe.
Bananas are packed with potassium, while spinach adds iron, fiber, and calcium. This healthy spin on dessert tastes just like a rich hot fudge sundae.
They’re also rich in antioxidants and contain healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids.
And while bananas aren’t technically part of the paleo diet, we do recommend consuming them on occasion since they’re one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there.
This recipe includes cocoa powder, which contains flavonoids, and plant compounds that help boost brain function, fight inflammation, protect against heart disease, and improve blood flow.
This healthy breakfast smoothie contains some of our favorite superfoods. Spinach is loaded with iron, kale is packed with calcium, and avocado adds fiber and potassium.
And while hemp seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, they’re also rich in magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, manganese, and selenium.
They’re also full of antioxidants, making them one of the healthiest foods out there.
We love adding dried fruit to smoothies because it gives them sweetness without adding extra calories. Plus, the natural sugars in fruits help balance out the added sugar in most store-bought juices.
This healthy breakfast drink combines three fruits into one delicious concoction. You won’t believe how easy it is to make until you try it yourself.
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If desired, add ice cubes to thicken. Serve immediately.
If you’re looking for something refreshingly fruity and healthy, try making this pineapple avocado green smoothie. You won’t believe how delicious it tastes.
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add additional ice cubes to achieve desired consistency. Enjoy immediately.
This smoothie is like eating dessert for breakfast. The bananas are mashed into a rich, creaminess while the peaches provide some tartness. We love the subtle hint of ginger here too. This is a great way to start off your day.
This creamy peach-green smoothie has no bananas and is surprisingly thick and creamy. You’ll use frozen peaches, water, almond milk, coconut oil, and some spices like cinnamon and ginger.
This is a great way to start your day because it’s filling enough to keep you full and energized throughout the afternoon.
Bananas, almond butter, and coffee are three ingredients everyone loves. Combine those three things and you’ve got yourself a delicious smoothie recipe that tastes like dessert—but it’s good for breakfast.
This recipe combines all three flavors together, making it a great option for anyone looking to start their day off right.
Bananas, almond butter, and cold brew are three ingredients that go together like peanut butter and jelly.
But mixing those flavors into a smoothie is something else entirely. This recipe combines all three ingredients into a delicious breakfast drink.
Smoothies are an excellent choice when you need a quick and nutritious meal or snack (see also ‘15 Awesome Paleo Snack Recipes You’ll Love‘).
But if you’re looking for something more substantial, these 15 amazing paleo smoothie recipes will give you plenty of options.