Best Springtime Detox Smoothies

Wake-up your senses with a superfood shake! These easy smoothies will jump-start your spring detox. Building our health takes time and patience. So today I'm giving you my secret stash of quick, nutritient-dense smoothies for a busy lifestyle. These recipes are super-flexible, so feel free to be creative and make any substitutions that inspire ...

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake, Paleo and Vegan

My ideal cheesecake is rich, dense, and creamy, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Since I love chocolate, this cheesecake has a dark chocolate marble and a chocolate crust. Yep. It's dairy-free, made with coconut butter and lemon instead of cream cheese, but you'd never guess. And unlike traditional cheesecake, there's no baking—just blend and chill. Even better, it won't cause a sugar rush or weight gain ...

Pecan Sandies, Paleo Style

Crisp and irresistible, these melt-in-your mouth homemade cookies taste WAY better than store-bought. Rich in flavor and nutrients without gluten, grain, sugar, or dairy - no one would guess they're special. Afterwards I thought - these are so easy - why not Chocolate Dipped? And they turned out absolutely fabulicious! Scroll down to check out the Chocolate-Dipped Pecan Sandies. Ha Ha! ...

Red Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms

On a recent trip to the Himalayas, I was captivated by the rich, nutty flavor of Bhutanese red rice. Since rice is a grain, some folks might say this recipe is not Paleo. I beg to differ. Strong evidence has recently emerged that our humanoid ancestors ate grasses for milleniums, which eventually led to cultivating those grains. And that humans were grinding grains some 32,000 years ago. This evidence is coming out years after the "Paleo Diet" was coined. Great! Now we can relax, and simply eat unprocessed foods. ...

Blueberry No-Cornmeal Pancakes

Once upon a time I loved traditional cornmeal pancakes. Corn was healthy, non-GMO, with authentic homemade flavor and crunchy texture. But nowadays corn is GMO, lifeless, and tasteless. I miss my favorite pancakes! So I just invented this easy one-step recipe. It's free of grains, gluten, sugar, and GMO's. YAY! It uses blended coconut flakes for an old-fashioned texture that tastes just like corn. Ha Ha! I'm happy now. Throw in your blueberries at the end and stir by hand. Try these pancakes! ...

Paleo-licious Green Smoothie Pancakes

I woke up hungry, craving a high-protein nutritious breakfast. In the fridge I found berries, eggs, spinach, an apple. 15-minutes later I was eating a short stack of green flapjacks loaded with protein. They're gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and Paleolicious! Most green pancakes use high-carb ingredients like refined flour and bananas. But this recipe causes no sugar spike or weight gain! The quick berry sauce is so delicious it will make your eyes roll....

Crispy Baked Coconut Herb Chicken

The most flavorful chicken I ever ate, and the easiest. It tastes like fried chicken, except (surprise!) it's free of gluten, grains, and GMO oils. Every-body loves this chicken, not just those on alternative diets. It's as easy as Paleo shake & bake. Ha Ha! Look for organic chicken for the best flavor and healthiest birds. ...

13 Favorite Breakfasts in 10 Minutes

Expand your thinking around breakfast and find infinite possibilities for great flavor and nutrition. Try these 13 best-loved quick breakfasts, the top picks from my original whole-food recipes. Break out of your habits into a new way to satisfy breakfast cravings all day long!  When you need more ideas, find 165 yummy recipes in my cookbook Good Morning Paleo! ...

High-Protein Savory Quinoa Waffles

Fluffy, high-protein, low-carb, flourless, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free waffles? In less than 15 minutes work? Yep. I was craving waffles today, and tired of sticky-sweet breakfasts. Quinoa is a tasty ancient Incan superfood. Even better, it’s a complete protein! Quinoa is a seed related to beets and spinach, not a grain. ...

Do You Drink Enough Water? How to Absorb it

Your body needs water to live. All body functions require the presence of water. Your organs, circulation, energy flow to the cells, and even your thoughts rely on water. When there's no water, there's no nourishment, no releasing toxins, no joy, and no life! How much water do you drink per day? Start with 72 -80 ounces daily, drinking just ...

Cuban Black Beans, Nightshade-free

I learned to love authentic black bean soup in a Cuban cafe on West 72nd street. The deep, dark flavor was indescribably delicious. They knew how to prepare old-fashioned beans, soft, easy to digest. Of course their beans were full of spicy nightshades. Beans aren't considered Paleo, however I beg to differ. There's plenty of evidence that ancient people enjoyed beans. Recent discoveries show beans to be a MAJOR factor in longevity, and an important source of protein and vitamins....

History of Breakfast, Paleo to Present

By Jane Barthelemy. Breakfast wasn’t always corn flakes, bacon and eggs, or yogurt with fruit. Humans have been reinventing new breakfasts from prehistoric times to the present, and the variety of traditions will astound you. Just in case you’re in a breakfast rut, these true stories will inspire you to start your day with renewed passion!...

Black Brownies, Dark Superfood Bars

Today I needed an especially intense black leather stiletto boots radical chocolate fix. Yep. These flourless brownies really did the trick! I got a nice endorphin lift from the chocolate without disturbing my blood sugar. Yay! Even better, I got a generous serving of phyto-nutrients. Fresh vegetables - beets, carrots, and kale make these bars very dark. And they taste FANTASTIC! They're incredibly luscious with my Hot Fudge Sauce.  ...

Cocoa-Nutty Paleo Granola

When I'm in a hurry, this quick granola saves the day! Loaded with nutrient dense seeds and crunchy nuts, it is gluten-free, Paleo, with tasty cocoa and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it's a yummy breakfast with any nut milk. Or make your own with my easy Homemade Nut Milk. Commercial granola is loaded with sugars, however this recipe is extremely low in carbs. It will not raise blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use one of the suggested non-glycemic sweeteners. Keep it on hand and enjoy whenever you need a fast nutritious breakfast.  ...

Change Your Thoughts, Heal Your Body

Are our thoughts linked in any way to our physical body? Can habitual thought patterns make our health better or worse? I recently saw the documentary HEAL, in which scientists and spiritual teachers discuss how the mind, beliefs and emotions impact our health. Some diseases have "no known cause", ...

Fennel Top Leek Soup

Are you eating your green veggies? Fennel bulbs with fluffy tops are delicious, tender, economical, and taste wonderful with leek. I love blended soups, because they're so EASY to pre-make. First boil veggies while you're doing other things. Later on immersion blend and serve in minutes. We had it for dinner today, however it's also fantastic for breakfast or lunch! This Paleo - Vegan soup is rich and thick with nutrient-dense veggies like fennel, fennel tops, leek, celery, and parsley. ...

Detox Green Probiotic Smoothie with a Young Coconut

Yep, it's a body cleanse in a glass! After drinking one of these, I'm ready for the day. Deliciously vibrant flavors of live anti-oxidant ingredients for breakfast or snack, will leave you feeling refreshed and alkalinized. Young coconuts are high in B vitamins, while supporting nervous system balance. And it's EASY to open a coconut with my new Coco Jack! Granny Smith apples are low in sugars, HIGH in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. ...

Paleo Chocolate Apple Gingerbread Muffins

Today I just couldn't help it! I NEEDED healthy dark gingerbread with REAL blackstrap molasses. Sadly, molasses is 100% sugar (toxic), not Paleo. Even worse - these days it's made from GMO beet sugar. However in this healthy recipe, I found just the right Paleo mélange of chicory sweetener (no sugar spike), shredded coconut, apple and Latino spices for that real old-fashioned gingerbread feeling.  ...

Anti-Cancer Breakfast Parfait

Just layer in a glass and enjoy! This delicious recipe is from Dr. Johana Budwig's anti-cancer protocol. However it's a favorite meal or snack anytime! Dr. Budwig was a brilliant German doctor who had 95% success rate healing cancer. Nominated for the Nobel Prize seven times, she discovered that when unsaturated fats and protein are introduced to sunlight, this activates vital healing solar electrons in the body. Hmmm... tell me more. The medical and food industries did not take kindly to her findings. Check out her amazing book: The Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook ...

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veggies

Your guests will go crazy for this colorful high-protein dip. At a recent gathering, every single person asked me for the recipe - so here it is! Sliced veggies are easy, economical and beautiful in rainbow colors. That's because crackers are not allowed in my kitchen these days, nor are nutritionally empty chips and processed dips. Instead I love colorful radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! ...