The Paleo diet was first brought into the spotlight by Loren Cordain, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts on the Paleolithic diet, and author of the best-selling book “The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat.” Dr. Cordain’s extensive research focused on the evolutionary and anthropological basis for dietary health and the links between modern diets and disease.
Recently, the Paleo diet has surged in popularity. Also known as the primal diet, caveman diet, Stone Age diet, or hunter-gatherer diet, it consists of fresh vegetables, fruits, roots, nuts, wild fish, free-range poultry, and grass-fed meat. It excludes all grains, legumes, dairy products, refined sugars, and processed oils. The modern Paleo diet is a whole lifestyle of particular foods and exercise, and it has many interpretations.
OK, I confess, I’ve been doing raw milkshakes every day for several months, and guess what? My aches and pains are gone, I feel more energy, my skin spots have vanished, I sleep better. If you’ve never tasted the flavor of raw milk, you’re in for a treat! Smooth, creamy, sweet, life-giving, deeply nutritious, and satisfying – subtly different from pasteurized milk.
This healthy breakfast-in-a-glass consists of bananas and nuts piled up together with an easy chocolate ganache. It’s super quick to stir together, pile up in a glass and eat! Non-glycemic sweetener won’t spike blood sugar or cause weight gain. Almonds are high in protein and fiber. Unsweetened chocolate contains anti-oxidants and theobromine,
Tzatziki is refreshing, easy to make, and deeeelicious! A traditional Greek dish, this Paleo vegan recipe is made with coconut cream instead of yogurt. Just blend the sauce and pour over cucumber. It’s also loaded with nutritious superfoods, like hemp nuts high in Omega 3’s and all 20 amino acids!
My favorite 5-minute breakfast is a refreshing lemon coconut mousse layered with berries and nuts. Your yummilicious nourishing meal can be ready in moments! Powerful antioxidants in berries such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Almonds are an important source of
Tired of boring pasta? Try making zoodles with a quick spiralizer. Blend No-Peanut Sauce and enjoy your meal in 15 minutes. Spicy No-Peanut Sauce is made from almonds, sunbutter, and/or cashews. Better than peanuts which often contain mold, this yummy sauce is also free of glycemic sugars and nightshades.
How can the easiest and tastiest barbecue also be the healthiest? Superfoods and adaptogens spark your body alive with flavor! Spicy, exotic adaptogenic herbs help dissolve stress. Oven baking eliminates free radicals in grilling, which hang around in the body
Refreshing and alkalinizing, this tangle of multicolored vegetables – turnip, radishes, golden beet and carrots – is tossed with basil, pumpkin seeds and a lemon-dill dressing. Since the veggies are raw, they need to be sliced very thin with a sharp knife or a peeler. This makes a gorgeous colorful salad any time
This luscious summertime dessert is no-bake, dairy-free, vegan, and Paleo, without sugar or GMO’s. Even better, it won’t spike blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic sweetener. The perfect cream cheese flavor comes from blended coconut butter and lemon.
I was feeling worn out this afternoon – almost reached for the sugar and chocolate. Uh Oh! This invigorating, creamy milkshake saved the day! Matcha green tea powder is a potent superfood with polyphenols and anti-oxidant catechins that improve brain function, bring mental clarity, and boost your entire immune system. Well, I feel great now! Top quality Ceremonial Grade Matcha, will be the least bitter. Culinary Matcha is also excellent.
Tangy honey-mustard chicken wings are a perfect irresistible snack, hot & spicy with an exotic twist. How about a zesty superfood glaze with turmeric and goji berries? Oh yeah! This tasty sauce will rev your engines! Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory,
These classic English Muffins are so easy and authentic, you’ll want to make them – and eat them – every day! They look just like store-bought muffins – dense, fluffy, and white. Except they’re super healthy, low in carbs, gluten-free, grain-free, GMO-free, and won’t cause blood sugar spike or weight gain. Their main ingredients are coconut butter and eggs! The flavor is mild
Heavenly and sublime, Brazil nuts make a super-easy crust for any raw dessert. This crust is perfect for Coconut Mango Goji Berry Cheesecake, Matcha Maca Green Tea Superfood Bars, Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake, Chocolate Cashew Swirl Fudge, Avocado Key Lime Bars,
These luscious bars came to me in a dream. A fantasy in warm red raspberry-rhubarb filling oozing out of a rich, crumbly cinnamon shortbread, with refreshing sweet goji berries. And they came out just like I imagined! Guilt-free superfood bars, low-carb and tantalizing. Goji berries are higher in protein than any other fruit,
Matcha green tea powder is a potent superfood with 137 times more antioxidants than brewed green tea. Matcha’s antioxidants are called catechins, which are powerful disease-busters that exist in no other food. Avocado makes these bars rich and creamy. Coconut butter makes them totally irresistible!
Paleo – Vegan cauliflower risotto? I have a huge passion for Italian food, and I LOVE saffron. This risotto tastes almost exactly like the authentic Risotto alla Milanese I love in Italy, except it’s much quicker to make. You don’t have to stand over a hot stove stirring for 20 minutes. Cauliflower rice is an easy low-carb dish that’s easier to digest than traditional risotto.
What makes this French toast so amazing? It’s the bread you choose! If you have four slices of bread, then French toast is the quickest and easiest breakfast around. My favorite is Paleo Fluffy White Bread. Or try Cinnamon Swirl Bread in my book Good Morning Paleo. Both are easy, high-protein, and nutrient-dense. Serve French toast with Paleo Caramel Sauce or Berrylicious Sauce or
Quick to blend, this creamy vegan mayo is healthier and tastier than oil based store-bought mayonnaise. You’ll want to spread it on everything! It’s non-GMO, Paleo, low-fat, with no stabilizers, canola, trans-fats, or sugar. And it tastes fabulicious. Cashews make a wonderfully smooth base for mayo. And cashews are low in fat compared to other nuts. Yay!
Three layers of incredible flavor, I think I just died and went to heaven. Rich cacao with Paleo Orange Buttercream Frosting and Raspberry Sauce is deeply satisfying, titillating, and refreshing all at the same time. Avocado and apple make the cake incredibly moist so it melts in your mouth. Cinnamon, coffee, and hot pepper give it an ¡Ay caramba! Latino flavor. Everybody loves this cake and never guess it is Paleo,
This is the easiest and creamiest frosting you’ll ever make. No cooking, no thickeners, just five ingredients whipped in the food processor, and it is delicious beyond words. A favorite frosting for my Mexican Chocolate Birthday Cake, it also tastes yummy on Paleo Carrot Muffins. The secret to its creamy texture is pure coconut
This is the simplest and quickest power-breakfast or snack you can make. Chia seeds are a perfectly balanced superfood, high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. In fact, “chia” means “strength” in the Mayan language. Chia tapioca tastes yummy
Today I was craving a healthy melt-in-my-mouth treat! These bite-size Paleo cookies are absolutely irresistible, with chocolate chips, spices, and a hint of orange zest. Great for the holidays or anytime of year, they’re nutrient-dense, free of gluten, grains, GMO’s, and dairy. They won’t cause a blood sugar spike or weight gain
These scones make a high-protein, nutrient-dense breakfast, dessert, or snack. Finally after 6 trials, I discovered how to make them irresistibly soft and moist. I found that frozen butter gives them a flaky texture and authentic old-world flavor.
This refreshing relish adds zingy flavor and vibrant color to any meal. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 1-2 weeks to ferment, so that every bite feeds your healthy micro-biome. Carrot, mango, and ginger combine well with many dishes, like Paleo Meatloaf and Paleo Chicken Parmesan!
Pamper yourself with the easiest and most cleansing foods! This yummy soup is the perfect detox medicine, using the magic of pure vegetables. The recipe makes a big pot, and it’s very flexible. Use any veggies on hand. I love green beans, asparagus, and zucchini. But if you don’t like asparagus, just
Finally, a tree nut free carrot cake with non-dairy cream cheese frosting! This cake is alive with flavor! Fresh carrots, apple, and orange zest add nutrition and keep it lusciously moist. It goes perfectly with my dairy-free Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting! Great for birthdays, special occasions, or just a snack,
This tasty gluten-free, grain-free bread is full of nutrient-dense superfoods, Omega-3’s, and black olives. Amazingly easy to make, the main ingredient is quinoa! Other high-protein ingredients are almond meal, chia seeds, hemp nuts,
When I’m in a hurry, this instant healthy breakfast saves the day! Loaded with protein and crunchy chocolate morsels, it is gluten-free, Paleo, bursting with flavor from toasted nuts and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it tastes delicious with any
I got excited about fresh organic strawberries and made this milkshake for breakfast! Cashews and protein powder give it a creamy texture. High-antioxidant lemon gives it a zingy flavor. Bee pollen is rich in proteins and B-complex
Finally, a healthy cookie that’s high in protein and nutrition, low in sugar and carbs! These babies are inspired by peanut butter cookies, but there’s no peanut butter in them! Many of us are avoiding peanuts these days. Peanut allergies have increased exponentially in the last decade, possibly due to their high mold content.
Here’s a fantastic vegan butter spread that’s quick to make and 100% dairy-free. This butter is far more delicious and much healthier than any chemical blend sold in groceries. A Paleo butter, it’s perfect for your grain-free Flaky Herb Biscuits, Irish Soda Bread, or Artisan Olive Bread.