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Paleo Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

Louise Hendon | August 5

A smoothie is the perfect summer breakfast because all you need to do is collect the ingredients and blend them, no cooking required. The best summer smoothies are not only easy to make, they capture the taste of summer with their flavor. Just like this Paleo pina colada smoothie. This four ingredient smoothie couldn’t be easier to make and it combines tropical favorites like tart pineapple, creamy coconut, and fruity banana for a delightful taste of summer in every sip. So whether you’re trying to beat the heat in August or missing the sun in December, this summery smoothie is just what you are looking for.

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Types of Sweet Potatoes (With Images) and Why You Should Be Eating Them

Louise Hendon | August 5

Confused about the types of sweet potatoes?

I lived on this island off the Southern coast of China for 3 months, and I survived in large part on sweet potatoes (in addition to salted duck eggs, roasted duck, and fresh fish!).

One of the things that always bothered me when living in China was I couldn’t tell what type of sweet potato I was buying. My friend, who is living in Okinawa, expressed the same problem.

So, when we discussed our favorite types (I know, it’s the sort of geeky conversation foodies indulge in!), we’d resort to laborious descriptions of what the skin looked like, what color the flesh was, how it tasted, etc.

So, when I spotted these 5 varieties of sweet potatoes in Whole Foods the other day, I decided to document them with photographs and notes!

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Paleo Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream Recipe

Louise Hendon | August 5

I love vanilla ice cream. My sister and my friends relentlessly tease me for being boring but the truth is that I love the simplicity of vanilla. I don’t want any of this mint chocolate oreo fudge surprise, that’s too much for me. However, by the time the end of the summer rolls around, even I am starting to get board of plain vanilla. That’s where our Paleo raspberry swirl ice cream comes in. This three ingredient ice cream is the perfect middle ground between overly sweet and complicated flavors and basic vanilla. With creamy coconut and a tart raspberry swirl, this ice cream strikes the right balance between simplicity and excitement. Just be sure you have someone on hand to share it with or you might be tempted to eat the whole batch yourself!

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Instant Pot Paleo Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Louise Hendon | July 30

Corned beef and cabbage is the classic Sunday dinner, the kind of thing Irish grandmothers make to feed a crowd. If it’s done right, it is hearty and satisfying. If it’s done wrong, it’s nothing but tough meat and mushy veggies. So if you have only had the latter, give the dish a second chance. Our Instant Pot Paleo corned beef and cabbage is a quicker, healthier take on the classic dish. We’ve used the pressure cooker to cut the cook-time dramatically, and replaced the empty carbs from white potatoes with tender sweet potatoes.

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Paleo British Scones Recipe

Louise Hendon | July 30

When sitting down with a nice cup of coffee or tea, a tender scone is the perfect accompaniment, not too sweet, not too savory, just right! But what if you are Paleo? Does that mean you have to give up scones forever? Of course not! You just need to find a new recipe, like our Paleo British scones, which use a combination of coconut and almond flours in place of all purpose flour.  A little vanilla and erythritol for sweetness is all the flavoring that these simple yet satisfying scones need!

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Paleo Coffee Popsicles Recipe

Louise Hendon | July 29

When the weather dishes up record-breaking heat, you may be forced to make an unthinkable decision: Coffee, or no coffee? 

The right answer, of course, is this Paleo coffee popsicles recipe, which gives you the energy you need in a cool package. 

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23 Healthy Paleo Avocado Smoothie Recipes [Includes AIP and Primal]

Louise Hendon | July 25

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.

Here are just a few of the Paleo Avocado Smoothie Recipes we’ve included:

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