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Paleo Fruit Punch Smoothie

Louise | May 6

This Paleo Fruit Punch Smoothie is a deliciously fruity smoothie that is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or anytime you need a quick pick-me-up that doesn’t include caffeine.

Plus, it has an extra boost of nutrition from a scoop of CoBionic Foundation powder that adds prebiotic fiber to the smoothie. So, this will not only help you feel fuller for longer, but it will also help make your gut happy.

CoBionic Foundation has a slightly sweet berry flavor and tastes amazing in your favorite fruit smoothies.

But if you don’t have time to make a smoothie, CoBionic Foundation also tastes great mixed with just filtered water.

How To Make Homemade Coconut Milk

I had been making homemade almond milk for quite awhile before I made homemade coconut milk. And let me tell you, it’s incredibly easy.

And homemade coconut milk is even faster to make than homemade almond milk! Unlike homemade almond milk, you do not have to soak the shredded coconut first.

That’s right, just blend the shredded coconut in water and strain it. But let me explain the process in just a bit more detail.

  1. Place 2 cups (160 g) of unsweetened shredded coconut and 3 cups (720 ml) of filtered water into a high-speed blender or food processor. If desired, add a pitted date or 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of maple syrup for a bit of sweetness.
  2. Blend on high speed for about 2 minutes and scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor, as needed. If the mixture is too thick, add an additional 1 cup (240 ml) of water. 
  3. Taste and add another pitted date or a bit more maple syrup, if desired, and blend until fully combined. 
  4. Line a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag and pour the coconut mixture into it. 
  5. With clean hands, squeeze out as much of the coconut milk from the coconut pulp as possible.
  6. Refrigerate the coconut milk in a sealed container for up to 5 days. Just give the coconut milk a little shake and it’s ready to use!

If you want flavored coconut milk, you can absolutely make that as well. 

During step 3, just add 2 Tablespoons (10 g) of cacao or cocoa powder for chocolate coconut milk and or 1/4 cup (50 g) sliced fresh strawberries for strawberry coconut milk. You can also add about 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) of vanilla extract for vanilla coconut milk.

You can use plain homemade coconut milk in many of our smoothie recipes – even the ones that call for almond milk.

And if you want to learn how to make homemade almond milk, you can find the instructions in my Paleo Sunshine Smoothie Recipe.

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Paleo Fruit Punch Smoothie

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Drink


  • 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 scoop (13 g) CoBionic Foundation
  • 1 large peach (6 oz or 175 g), stone removed
  • 1 cup (144 g) strawberries
  • 1 banana (3.5 oz or 100 g), peeled
  • 2 cups (440 g) ice cubes


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add additional coconut milk to reach desired consistency, if needed.
  2. Pour the smoothies into 2 glasses and serve immediately.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs per serving: 19 g


  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Paleo Sunshine Smoothie

Louise | April 27

This recipe for Paleo Sunshine Smoothie tastes like summer in a glass. I enjoy this smoothie especially in the winter months when persimmons are in season, but it’s also incredibly delicious in the summer using any of your favorite apples.

And if you enjoy really thick smoothies, just add a couple of ice cubes to your blender and you’ll have a smoothie so thick that you’ll have to practically use a spoon to enjoy!

Homemade Almond Milk

I had been using store-bought almond milk for years due to my sensitivities to dairy. And I always thought that it was a pretty good replacement for milk in smoothies and in cereal.

But then I finally made my own, and I realized I had been settling for second rate almond milk for so many years. 

Homemade almond milk is so much richer and creamier than store-bought. And you can control what you put into it with no funky ingredients like store-bought almond milk.

You just need two ingredients, and you are on your way to making the best almond milk you’ve ever had. And here’s how to make it:

  1. Place 1 cup (140 g) of raw almonds in a bowl and add enough filtered water so that it’s about 1-inch (2.5 cm) above the almonds. 
  2. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. The longer the almonds soak, the creamier the almond milk will be.
  3. Drain the almonds and rinse with cold water. 
  4. Place the soaked almonds in a high-speed blender or food processor (with the blade attachment) and about 2 cups (480 ml) of filtered water. Use less water for thicker almond milk and use more water for thinner almond milk.
  5. Blend on high speed in a blender for about 2 minutes and about 4 minutes in a food processor. Scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor as needed.
  6. Place a cheesecloth or nut milk bag in a fine mesh strainer and pour the blended almond mixture into it.
  7. With clean hands, squeeze the cheesecloth or nut milk bag over a bowl to release as much almond milk as possible. You should get about 2 cups (480 ml) of almond milk.
  8. If desired, add sweetener, such as maple syrup or coconut sugar, or a bit of vanilla extract to flavor your almond milk.

You should store your homemade almond milk in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Just give it a little shake, and it’s ready to use!

Other Smoothie Recipes That Use Almond Milk

You can use homemade almond milk in any recipe that uses non-dairy milk from a carton. Here are a few recipes that you can try the next time you make a batch of homemade almond milk.

Of course, store-bought almond milk is good if you are in a hurry, but it’s really worth making your own almond milk. Trust me, you’ll never go back!

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Paleo Sunshine Smoothie

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drink


  • 2 cups (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 turmeric capsules, pull open gently
  • 1 Tablespoon (5 g) fresh ginger, minced or finely diced
  • 1 persimmon (or small apple) (6 oz or 170 g), peeled and seeds removed
  • 1 small orange (3.5 oz or 100 g), peeled and seeds removed
  • 1 carrot (2 oz or 50 g), peeled and chopped


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. If needed, add additional almond milk to reach desired consistency.
  2. Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and serve.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs per serving: 15 g


  • Calories: 88
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Paleo Golden Milk Tea

Louise | April 27

This creamy Paleo Golden Milk Tea recipe is full of earthy turmeric and spicy black peppercorns with just a touch of sweetness that will satisfy your tea craving as well as keep you healthy.

What Is Golden Milk?

Many people think golden milk is a fad that was popular a few years ago. However, that is far from the truth.

In fact, golden milk is actually a traditional Indian drink that has been consumed for thousands of years.

In its simplest form, golden milk is basically hot milk that is infused with turmeric. However, I’ve added a few other ingredients to my Paleo Golden Milk Tea recipe to take the flavor from good to delicious.

Benefits of Golden Milk 

The healthy benefits attributed to golden milk are largely thanks to its main ingredient of turmeric, which is also what gives golden milk its deep yellow color.

  • Turmeric can help to soothe digestion. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric may help ease an irritated or inflamed digestive system.
  • Turmeric may also help protect against heartburn and ulcers.
  • Turmeric has been shown to ease joint pain as well as lessen the symptoms of arthritis. Furthermore, studies have shown that turmeric extract is more effective than ibuprofen for pain relief and has fewer side effects than ibuprofen as well.
  • Turmeric may also help treat skin conditions, such as acne and psoriasis.
  • Turmeric may improve memory as well as brain function

Hungry for even more turmeric recipes? Then check out these 18 healing Paleo turmeric recipes so you can experience the benefits of turmeric for yourself.

And if these delicious recipes aren’t enough, you can find all of my Paleo drink recipes here.

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Paleo Golden Milk Tea

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drink


  • 1 cup (240 ml) filtered water
  • 1 turmeric capsule, pull open gently
  • 1-inch (2.5 cm) piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black peppercorns
  • 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 bag of black tea
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) of erythritol or sweetener of choice, to taste (optional)


  1. Add the filtered water, turmeric, ginger, and peppercorns to a saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk to combine. Gently simmer for about 10 minutes, whisking occasionally, until the mixture is hot but not boiling.
  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the almond milk. Add tea bag to the mixture, cover, and steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture through a sieve or fine mesh strainer to remove the ginger slices, peppercorns and tea bag. Add the optional erythritol or sweetener of choice, to taste.
  4. Pour the tea into a large mug and enjoy warm.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs per serving: 2 g


  • Calories: 36
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Review of CoBionic Indulgence Chocolate Collagen

Becky | April 2

You might have read that CoBionic Indulgence Chocolate Collagen can help with dry and dull skin, brittle hair, weak nails, and aching joints by boosting your body’s collagen as well as other essential nutrients.*

So, does it work? My experience has been hugely positive and in this review, I’ll explain what Indulgence is, why it works, how great it tastes, and how I use it.

Indulgence Collagen Orange Hot Chocolate

What is CoBionic Indulgence?

CoBionic Indulgence Chocolate Collagen is a chocolate-flavored collagen powder (with coconut milk powder already in it), so you can mix it with hot water for a dairy-free hot chocolate or blend with cold water and ice to get a chocolate milkshake.

Indulgence was especially designed to boost your collagen intake without sacrificing taste.* And like I mentioned earlier, boosting your collagen intake could help your skin stay tight and clear and your hair and nails stay strong.

There are a lot of expensive collagen creams out there, so couldn’t we just use those to keep our skin looking youthful and firm?

Not exactly. Collagen molecules are too big to pass through the surface of the skin. So even though all those creams might do a nice job hydrating your skin, applying collagen topically is not an effective way to get all its benefits.

And if you look into the scientific studies, many point to drinking collagen as the most effective way of getting it into your body.

CoBionic is a US-based, woman-owned business and they take quality really seriously! Indulgence is manufactured in Texas, USA, and uses grass-fed collagen and only a total of 7 ultra-pure ingredients.

That’s why Indulgence is gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, paleo and keto friendly – and of course, super delicious! It dissolves easily in any liquid, and you can even bake with it.

Can anyone enjoy Indulgence?

Generally, yes. Indulgence is made of all-natural ingredients, so it’s safe to use for most people. As with any supplement, children, pregnant or nursing women, and people with medical conditions should check things with their physician before starting a new supplement.*

Indulgence is especially great for people who want to take care of their hair, skin, nails, and improve their joint and gut health.

Is Indulgence FDA approved?

Like most supplements, CoBionic Indulgence has not been inspected by the FDA. It is not used to treat any medical conditions, and only drugs used to treat medical conditions would need to be FDA approved.

However, Indulgence is manufactured at a facility that has been certified to meet the highest quality cGMP standards.

Can I use Indulgence as a meal replacement? Is it a protein supplement?

Sorry – Indulgence is not designed as a meal replacement. There is 9 grams of grass-fed collagen protein per scoop, so you can add it into various meals, like shakes, smoothies, granola, or yogurt to enjoy its benefits.

I like drinking shakes, and it’s a simple way for me to add collagen plus protein into my diet.

(If you’re interested in a more traditional protein supplement, they do have one with 19 grams of plant-based protein – Awaken Plant-Based Protein. Again, it’s completely dairy-free!)

What are the benefits of taking Indulgence?

Here’s a few benefits of taking a high quality collagen supplement like CoBionic Indulgence:*

  • Healthier skin – a collagen supplement can boost your skin’s elasticity and hydration, leaving your skin looking firmer and younger [1]
  • Less joint pain – studies have shown collagen can help alleviate joint pain [2]
  • Stronger and fuller hair – collagen can help boost your hair and nail growth [3]
  • Better gut health – Indulgence contains glucomannan, which is a prebiotic fiber that supports your good gut bacteria [4]

When and how should I take Indulgence?

There are so many different ways of using Indulgence, they give you an entire cookbook with your purchase!

The easiest way to enjoy Indulgence is to mix it with hot water to make a delicious hot chocolate. If you prefer a milkshake, just blend Indulgence with some ice and coconut milk.

You can also use it in baking – just replace cocoa powder with Indulgence in your favorite recipes to create desserts that support your skin and hair.

What exactly is in CoBionic Indulgence?

Here are the full list of ingredients in CoBionic Indulgence Chocolate Collagen:

  • Grass-Fed Collagen Bovine Gelatin Hydrolysate
  • Organic Coconut Milk Powder
  • Alkalized Cocoa Powder
  • Silica
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Glucomannan 90% (Konjac Extract)
  • Natural Flavor
  • Monk Fruit Extract

Is Indulgence Sugar-Free?

Yes, the only sweetener used in Indulgence is monk fruit, which is an all-natural, calorie-free sweetener. Most people on Paleo love this sweetener. I don’t find it has any aftertaste, but tastebuds can vary of course!

They also don’t overload Indulgence with the sweetener, so you can still enjoy the chocolate flavor too.

Does Indulgence come in different flavors?

It only comes in chocolate flavor right now. I’m not even a chocolate person, but I still love the flavor!

How much does CoBionic Indulgence Chocolate Collagen cost? Can I get it in my local store?

Indulgence is not in stores, but you can find it on, or from CoBionic’s website.

Each bottle of CoBionic Indulgence lasts around a month for me, and the regular price for each bottle is $59.99, but you can subscribe and get it for just $39.99, which is a great deal.

But I’d recommend stocking up as they can run out of stock for months because they manufacture in small batches.

What Benefits Have I Experienced with CoBionic Indulgence?

Adding Indulgence into my diet has helped me with my skin issues, my hair is growing stronger, and my joints are not aching (if you work at your desk for several hours a day, you know how important that is!)*

It’s not cheap, but it’s way cheaper than all the crazy creams and medical procedures! Plus with the subscription option, it’s less than $2 per serving. You can’t even get a sugary hot chocolate at Starbucks for that price!

But don’t just take it from me – you should also check out all the reviews they have on their site and on amazon.


I can’t stomach any other chocolate protein powders. Ever since I started using Indulgence, I realized how bad the whey protein powders were making me feel.

As a busy working mom of three small kids, I need shakes in my world to keep going and stay healthy.

Although I’ve never been a big chocolate person, CoBionic has changed all of that for me. I’ve lost count on how many bottles we have gone through in our house.

I’ve had to get more recently because with my husband’s body building routine, it is difficult to find quality protein supplements. So guess who’s bottle he takes? MY Indulgence!

The boys also ask for it for their shakes so it looks like I’m going to have to up my shipment next time!

Common Questions

What types of collagen are used in Indulgence?

Each serving of CoBionic Indulgence contains 9 grams of grass-fed collagen (types I and III).

Does Indulgence contain dairy?

Nope, Indulgence Chocolate Collagen uses powdered coconut milk to give it that creamy flavor so it’s completely dairy-free. Indulgence is also gluten-free, soy-free, paleo and keto friendly, and doesn’t contain any added fillers or artificial colors.

How many servings in a bottle?

CoBionic lists 20 servings (scoops) of Indulgence per bottle, but it really depends on your preference. Some people take just 1/2 a scoop per day, while others prefer 2 scoops per day.

How do I store Indulgence?

Close the lid tightly, and keep the container in a cool and dry place. You don’t need to refrigerate it.

Becky Williams is a Certified Health Coach from the Health Coach Institute, and a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach.

Becky loves helping people feel and look amazing, and she uses a whole foods approach to help her clients reach their goals.

She has helped thousands of people lose weight and heal themselves from the inside out.

And as a mother, she wants to make sure her children also learn the fundamentals of healthy eating.

She is friends with the founders of CoBionic, but this review represents her own opinions of Indulgence.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

12 Super Simple 5-Minute Paleo Dinners

Louise | March 27

I’ll be honest with you. I don’t always want to cook dinner. But I don’t want unhealthy fast food or expensive takeout.

For nights like these, I have a list of go-to dinner recipes that take 5-minutes to cook. And one recipe takes just 1 minute to cook!

In just a few minutes, you’ll have a delicious dinner on the table that’s even faster than fast food and way healthier, too.

Plus many of the recipes have ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry.

Now let’s get cooking!

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35 Paleo Kebabs That Will Make You Beg For Seconds

Louise | February 24

Every day is barbecue day when there are so many amazing Paleo kebabs recipes available! You won’t settle for soup once you’ve seen these skewers – and your family is going to thank you for it.

Prepare yourself for a lip-smackin’ delicious trip around the world, because these recipes are going to take you to many exotic places.

I’m having a hard time choosing a favorite among all these flavors. We have Paleo kebab recipes from South America, Greece, India and Nigeria – just to name a few!

Kebabs are a great addition to your Paleo diet. They are quick to make, and don’t require too much prep work in the kitchen.

What you should watch out for are store-bought BBQ sauces and seasoning mixes. They often include ingredients that are not Paleo-friendly – you may not have even realized what’s in them until you take a look at the list of ingredients.

Choose Your Favorite Protein Source

  • Try the Kefta kebabs made of ground beef, for an option that won’t wreck your budget
  • Pork kebabs with chipotle-lime marinade will spice up your BBQ
  • Chicken satay goes Paleo on this list!
  • You won’t believe how amazing salmon turns out when combined with fruits!

Although you can combine both, meat and vegetables in these skewers for a tasty dinner, sometimes you want a bit of extra to make it a wholesome meal. Here are a few great, Paleo side dishes to go with your favorite kebabs recipe:

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35 Paleo Cabbage Recipes Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of

Louise | February 24

Cabbage is one of the trendiest veggies these days, and looking at these recipes you will soon understand why!

Besides being Paleo-friendly, cabbage is also easy on your wallet, simple to cook, and more versatile than you probably even realized.

Traditional Or Spiced Up?

One of the most common ways to cook cabbage is to chop it up and throw it in the frying pan. It’s also one of the tastiest; if you don’t believe me then why don’t you try one of the fried cabbage recipes below.

Add bacon for a traditional approach, or try something a bit more exotic, like curried cabbage! If you’d rather have lemony or smoky flavors, no problem. This list of Paleo cabbage recipes covers those, as well.

Cabbage Is Perfect For Stews

I love uncooked cabbage; it’s fresh and crispy, which is why coleslaw makes such a perfect Paleo side dish.

However, if you’d prefer a cabbage stew, we’ve got something for everyone. Have you tried cabbage stew with apples, pork or beet?

What surprised me was how well cabbage pairs up with seafood. If you like fish, for example salmon or tilapia, you’re in for a tasty treat.

Or do what people have been doing for centuries; make sauerkraut!

This Is Why You Should Eat Fermented Foods

Initially people used fermentation to preserve foods, and enhance the flavor. Later on scientist have found that the microorganisms – the bacteria in the fermented foods have many health benefits.

For example:

  • they can help lower your blood pressure
  • they have anti-microbial effects and can improve your gut health
  • they are anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic

If sauerkraut isn’t your thing, you’ll be happy to find out you can make incredible cabbage rolls that are completely Paleo. And in case you’re feeling lazy, we’ve included some crazy-easy, deconstructed cabbage rolls recipes!

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We’ve Got 44 Paleo Crockpot Chicken Recipes For You!

Louise | January 17

Spend your time enjoying your delicious meals, not sweating by the stove!

If you don’t have a crockpot yet, you’ve been missing out big time. It’s one of the best things you can invest in, especially if you’re on a diet – or on a budget.

You can get a slow cooker for less than $50 and it’s a great way to turn cheaper cuts of meats super tender and delicious. It will also free up a lot of your time since you won’t have to stand by your pots and pans in the kitchen.

Lately, I’ve fallen in love with slow cooked chicken recipes, so I decided to put together some of my favorites for you to try. And it turned out quite a collection!

No matter what your favorite cut of chicken is, there’s a recipe for you on this list. Wings, thighs, chicken breasts – something for every budget.

If you’re in need of a comforting meal, go with chicken and dumplings. Or go wild and try the Moroccan chicken or some white chicken chili.

For those times when you’re feeling a bit under the weather, you might want to make some chicken bone broth or enjoy a steaming hot bowl of chicken enchilada soup. Perfect for the colder months of the year – but so delicious, you’ll want to make it year round.

Crockpot cooking is as easy as it gets – have a look at this video to see what it takes!

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The Best Of Paleo Bacon Recipes – 45 of Them!

Louise | January 17

Bacon… we all love this versatile ingredient that makes every dish taste delicious, and is easy to prepare, as well. But not all varieties of this salty meat are the same. If you want to make sure you’re getting the best variety for these recipes, just follow these 3 tips the next time you go grocery shopping!

3 Tips For Buying The Best Kind of Bacon

  1. Choose bacon that uses natural forms of nitrates/nitrites
    What are nitrates and nitrites? They are basically preservatives and they can be artificial (cured) or natural – in the form of sea salt or celery juice, most commonly (uncured). Whether artificial or natural, it’s the same thing. If you want to avoid everything artificial on your diet, then go for types that uses natural forms like celery juice.
  2. Choose bacon that’s free from added antibiotics and hormones and from pigs raised in a humane manner
    Unfortunately, most of the bacon that you buy in your local supermarket comes from hogs that were raised in conditions that would make you shudder. They were likely fed an abundance of grains, soy and who knows what else – and were injected frequently with antibiotics and hormones. Unlike cows, pigs don’t eat just grass, but neither should they be raised on the food that they’re fed in most factory farms. Whenever possible, buy your meats from your local farmer or somewhere you know is properly raising and feeding the hogs.
  3. Choose bacon that’s sugar-free
    You may be surprised to hear most brands found in grocery stores contains added sugar or honey or maple syrup. Have a close look at the list of ingredients before you buy your favorite brand!

Recommended Brands For Bacon in the US:
US Wellness Meats and ButcherBox both carry great-tasting bacon.

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Paleo Chicken Thigh Recipes – 36 Scrumptious Meals To Try Today

Louise | January 17

When you’re cooking for a crowd or just wish to keep your grocery bill at an acceptable level, chicken is always a good choice. Especially chicken thighs!

They tend to be inexpensive and easily available (wherever you are) and to be honest with you, I think they’re tastier than chicken breasts. I know some people take the skin off and only eat the meat, but for me, the crispy skin is the yummiest part.

Choose The Best Cooking Method For Your Needs

  • Bake in the oven
    Casseroles are a sure hit with the kids! Try the chicken mushroom casserole, or if you’re not a fan of mushrooms, go for cherry tomatoes. You’ll love the sheet pan recipes, as well.
  • Let the crockpot handle it
    Fancy some salsa chicken? Maybe Asian chicken thighs? Or cauliflower chicken chili? I love using my slow cooker to make these recipes.
  • Quick and easy
    Try the almond butter chicken saute; you only need 15 minutes for cooking, but remember to marinate the chicken for 1 hour, for best flavor. You’ll also find a 3-ingredient chicken thigh recipe on this list – it doesn’t get any easier than that!

If you’d like to have a closer look at how easy it is to make crispy and flavorful Paleo chicken thighs, there’s a great video for you here: Click Here to Watch the Video

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29 Impeccable Paleo Italian Recipes

Louise | December 11

From crunchy bruschetta to creamy pasta, who doesn’t love Italian food? But how can you enjoy those flavors of Rome, Sicily, or Naples on a Paleo diet? Not to worry! We’ve put together a delicious list of 29 Paleo-friendly Italian recipes that will have you saying mamma mia!

Whether it’s smoky bruschetta with grilled eggplant or a dainty fennel vanilla panna cotta, you’ll be under the Tuscan sun in no time with these fantastic recipes. In the mood for pasta? No problem! This list also features more than five pasta recipes, including everything from a traditional Bolognese sauce to a delicate creamy pasta with salmon.

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We’ve Cracked The Code – 39 Yummiest Paleo Walnut Recipes!

Louise | November 12

Is it just me, or is the Waldorf salad the first thing that comes to your mind, as well, when you think of walnuts?

Everyone seems to have an opinion about this traditional salad that was created in 1896, but not many people know that the original recipe didn’t contain walnuts – or any kind of nuts, for that matter. Good thing someone decided to add them since they are very beneficial to your health!

Did you know all this about walnuts?
– They are rich in high-quality antioxidants – more so than any other common nut, to be exact.
– Walnuts contain plenty of Omega-3’s, that can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
This study shows that walnuts can help you resist unhealthy food cravings. This means walnut could boost your weight loss. (They are calorie-dense, though, so pay attention to your daily consumption.)
– Adding walnuts to your diet may help you improve your memory.
– Walnuts are high in fiber, which can help your digestion.

Below you’ll find mouthwatering Paleo walnut recipes, including Paleo-friendly versions of the Waldorf salad – but also hearty main dishes! Stuffed pork chops or a walnut crusted steak will take care of even the hungriest of tummies.

However, the side dish recipes presented here are so tasty, you may forget about your entree.

But who am I kidding? The dessert section is obviously my favorite here! Crunchy walnuts make the perfect ingredient for desserts, and you can bet your bottom dollar people won’t even realize these are Paleo.

Some of the desserts would also make awesome, grab-and-run breakfasts on those mornings when you barely have time to get a cup of coffee. I’m crazy about the banana nut muffins and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one!

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Are Cashews Nuts, Legumes, or Drupes?

Louise | September 12

Cashews are a fascinating food.

Botanically, they are a master of disguise.

They split in half like a legume, but they are not a legume.

They look sort of like a nut and grow on a tree, but they are not a tree nut.

And the red juicy pear looking thing that grows on the same tree looks like a fruit, but it’s not actually a fruit.


From a culinary standpoint, they are also fascinating.

Sure, you can grind them into a flour like other nuts. You can also use them whole in various dishes.

But what’s most interesting is the fact you can grind them and mix them with water to form a cream cheese-like substance that you can then put on top of pizzas or use as cake icing!

One of my favorite ways to eat them is to make cashew cheese and then stuff it into dates. It’s raw, it’s vegan, and it’s Paleo! Everybody wins.

I hope you too are becoming fascinated by this fake nut…

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23 Paleo Liver Recipes You’ll Enjoy Even If You Don’t Like Liver!

Louise | September 10

Organ meats like liver are some of the most nutritious foods in the world. That’s why pretty much every Paleo expert (including us) suggests you try to add more Paleo liver recipes into your diet.

However, for many of us, the taste of liver is really not that appetizing. And so it can be all too tempting to just give it a miss.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of 23 Paleo liver recipes. They’ll nourish your body and satisfy your tastebuds!

You’ll find traditional recipes like Paleo chicken liver and onions and Paleo liver pate recipes. But you’ll also find innovative liver saute, burger, and chili recipes that can hide the taste of liver really well.

We hope some of these healthy liver recipes will make it onto your dinner table soon!

Here are just a few of the paleo liver recipes we’ve included:

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Paleo Beef Liver Recipes

Grapefruit Glazed Beef Liver

– Jan’s Sushi Bar

Ingredients: onion, ghee, grapefruit juice, paleo ketchup, Dijon mustard, coconut sugar, chipotle chili powder, ground cumin, beef liver, salt, ground black pepper, lard or tallow.

Liver is fairly cheap to buy and is packed full of iron and other nutrients so it’s a really healthy option. The slices of liver in this dish are coated in a fresh citrus sauce. This sauce has a kick from the chili and the mustard and has a real barbecue flavor. If you make the sauce quite thick you will find it coats each slice really well.

Bacon, Mushroom and Apricot Beef Liver

– The Healthy Foodie

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Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: beef liver, arrowroot flour, cacao powder, cinnamon, ground clove, Chinese 5 spice, Himalayan or unrefined sea salt, black pepper, bacon, onion, clove garlic, mushrooms, dried apricots, dried oregano, water, balsamic vinegar.

Beef liver for some people is quite unpalatable because of the slight metallic taste of it. The answer – mix it with other things! Bacon and liver have long been a traditional partnership, but in this recipe the addition of the apricots livens up the whole dish. With the spices in the sauce you get an Asian-inspired flavor and the balsamic vinegar adds a real depth.

Italian-Style Beef Liver

– Jan’s Sushi Bar

Ingredients: beef liver, salt, ground black pepper, tapioca flour, tallow, onion, garlic, celery, tomato sauce, beef stock, sweet peppers, dried oregano, dried thyme.

Some recipes suggest you can soak the liver in coconut milk beforehand as this helps to mellow down the liver flavor. This really helps if you have a problem with the taste – it might even persuade the kids to try it! With the oregano, tomato and sweet peppers, this dish really does have an Italian slant. Although beef liver was used here, this recipe would also work well with chicken livers.

Crispy Lemon Liver

– Jan’s Sushi Bar

Ingredients: bacon, almond flour, dried dill weed, salt, pepper, beef liver, butter, fresh lemon juice, parsley.

Here is another example of liver and bacon together – a great combo! When you try this you will notice how well the lemon and dill match up, just as they do on many fish dishes. If you like a lot of lemon with the liver you could add in a spoonful of lemon zest as well as the juice. The citrus helps to give the liver a fresher flavor. If you prefer an even healthier option then you can leave out the almond flour without it affecting the dish much.

Liver and Caramelized Onions (Contains Dairy)

– The Domestic Man

Ingredients: beef liver, onion, bacon, butter (ghee), coconut oil, salt, black pepper.

Caramelized onions should be served with everything! They are amazingly sweet and versatile and make the perfect partner for liver and bacon. Cooking the onions over a low heat takes longer, but it makes sure the onion caramelizes perfectly and doesn’t burn. Be careful not to overcook the liver – that’s what puts a lot of people off, because it ends up dried and rubbery!

Raspberry Liver Chili

– Paleo Flourish

Best Paleo Chili Recipes - Raspberry Liver Chili

Ingredients: ground beef, ground beef liver, tomatoes, tomato paste, raspberries, orange bell peppers, chili peppers, Italian squash, garlic, paprika, dried oregano, cumin, dried basil, black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper.

This is one of my favorite Paleo liver recipes. It’s filled with color from the fruit and the vegetables, it is hearty, and it’s healthy. As well as the raspberries, you could also add a little citrus note by tossing in some orange pieces too. And by cooking this dish in a crockpot, you’ll end up with a filling and nutritious meal to warm you after a difficult day. This liver chili also freezes really well so you can make a large batch and eat it over several weeks.

Keto Paleo Liver Bacon Meatballs

– The Nourished Caveman

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Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: ground beef, beef liver, bacon, egg, onion, cayenne pepper, full fat coconut cream, sea salt, ground black pepper.

I love this simple beef liver recipe. Instead of soaking the liver in milk to give it a milder flavor, why not try marinating it in apple cider vinegar? This also helps get rid of any toxins in the liver. You can adjust the amount of cayenne you use if you like the meatballs spicier or cut it down if you are making these for kids. These meatballs can be served with a simple green salad, or with a tomato sauce for dipping.

Paleo Garlic Basil Beef Liver

– Paleo Cajun Lady

Ingredients: beef liver, bacon, white button or cremini mushrooms, kale leaves, organic beef broth, basil leaves, garlic, salt, pepper.

The strong flavors of the basil and garlic in this recipe help to off-set the strength of taste of the liver. The finished article tastes amazing served over cauliflower rice.

Rosemary Liver Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Rosemary Liver Burgers

Ingredients: grass-fed beef, ground beef liver, rosemary, chili pepper flakes, oregano, black pepper.

These quick and easy burgers are packed full of goodness! If you find beef liver a bit too strong for you, then calf’s liver would work here too. You are in control of the heat in these burgers by simply adjusting the amount of chili flakes you use, which is a good thing to bear in mind if you are making them for your children. One tip – make sure the burgers are cooked right through even if you have to cut one open to find out – raw liver is not a good surprise!

Paleo Chicken Liver Recipes

Tasty Beef and Liver Burger

– A Girl Worth Saving

Tasty Beef and Liver Burger Recipe

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: ground beef, chicken livers, sea salt, ground black pepper, coriander, poultry seasoning, red onion.

Adding liver to burgers is a great way to get your family to eat this nutritious organ meat and it’s a way to even the kids to enjoy them. If you are serving these for children, one idea is to make the burgers slightly smaller. Chicken livers have a much milder flavor, ideal for introducing this offal to the family, and these burgers have the added benefit of the sweeter red onions and coriander to enrich the overall taste.

Warm Chicken Liver and Apple Salad

– The Healthy Foodie

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Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: fat of your choice (ghee, lard or coconut oil preferred), chicken livers, onion, red apple, white balsamic vinegar, raw hazelnuts, organic raisins, fresh rosemary, Himalayan salt, black pepper, mixed greens, endive leaves, water, extra-virgin olive oil.

This dish is a fantastic healthy chicken liver recipe! You’ll find a wonderful combination of textures and tastes – the richness of the liver, the sweet apple slices and raisins, and the crunch from the hazelnuts. And it would make a perfect salad to share with family and friends. Cooking the liver on a high heat for a short time also helps to make sure you don’t overcook it, leaving it dried out and rubbery. For this salad you can use any red apple you like, but sweeter ones go better.

Sautéed Chicken Liver Recipe with Baby Kale Salad

– The Nourished Caveman

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Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: chicken livers, onion, butter or ghee, sea salt, black pepper, baby kale leaves, apple cider vinegar.

This is an ideal easy liver recipe for busy people as it doesn’t take too long to prepare and cook. The baby kale leaves have a milder flavor than the larger ones, but they go really well with the liver. Also adding the apple cider vinegar gives this dish a zing! When you are preparing chicken livers, rinse them and then pat dry on kitchen paper, as this can help avoid any grey bits being left in the pan.

Crispy Spiced Chicken Livers

– Everyday Maven

Ingredients: chicken livers, egg, almond meal, almond flour, kosher salt, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dried oregano, virgin coconut oil.

This is a totally different way to cook chicken livers since you end up with perfect crispy pieces that can then be served with a garlic dip or a salsa. They are wonderfully spiced, but if you are not too keen on spice they taste just as good with less cayenne. If you have an issue with eggs, you can coat the livers in the spiced mix alone; just press them a little firmer into the crumb to make it stick.

Foragers Elderberry Blackberry Salad with Organic Chicken Livers

– Paleo Polly

Ingredients: blackberries, chicken liver, spinach, watercress salad, salt, pepper, cider vinegar, honey, coconut flour, fresh thyme, fresh oregano, garlic, olive oil.

If you have access to picking wild or farmed blackberries then we recommend you try this salad. The fruity berry compote adds a whole new dimension to salad dressings and makes the whole meal delicious! Don’t worry if you can’t find elderberries – they are seasonal after all – but they certainly add a sophisticated level to the taste. With its vibrant colors and aromas, this salad would make a great appetizer for a dinner party.

Paleo Chicken Liver Gravy

– The Whole Smiths

Ingredients: chicken livers, butter or ghee, cremini mushrooms, portobello mushroom, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, chicken stock, salt.

This gravy can definitely be described as hearty! It’s full of earthy flavors from the mushrooms, and there’s added herbiness from the rosemary and thyme. That’s why this Paleo liver gravy is an ideal partner to roast chicken, turkey or even pork. The result of this recipe can be quite thick, but that can easily be adjusted to suit your family’s taste by adding more chicken stock.

Paleo Liver Pate Recipes

Grill-Roasted Liver-Stuffed Peppers and Mushrooms

– That Paleo Couple

Ingredients: bacon, chicken livers, white onion, garlic cloves, sea salt, black pepper, small peppers, baby Portobello mushrooms, thyme, dill, lemon zest, olive oil, parsley.

Many Paleo liver recipes like this one make great appetizers. Or you can serve it on a large plate as finger-food at a party if you can find smaller peppers. Turning the chicken livers into a homemade liver pate makes it so versatile as it can also be used for stuffing joints of meat as well as vegetables. The pate has a rich and savory flavor, complimented by the dill and thyme and lifted by the addition of the lemon zest.

Creamy Dreamy & Velvety Smooth Chicken Liver Pâté

– The Healthy Foodie

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: chicken livers, onions, apple, water, salt, white pepper, fresh nutmeg, full fat canned coconut milk, coconut oil.

Liver pate has long been a favorite appetizer in many restaurants world-wide, so you could add this one to your repertoire for dinner parties. Or just enjoy it yourself! It is so creamy and light, and thanks to the apple, has a surprisingly fresh taste. This can be eaten just as it is, along with a salad or as a dip for vegetables when entertaining. If you prefer your pate a little coarser then just skip the sieving step.

Chopped Liver

– Jan’s Sushi Bar

Ingredients: chicken livers, Kosher salt, ground black pepper, onion, chicken fat, eggs.

This homemade liver pate recipe is designed to be a bit more rustic than the smooth pate recipes. In particular, it adds in chopped eggs. This is a traditional Jewish dish, normally associated with the Passover festival, but it makes a delicious starter to any meal. The soft, caramelized onions add another boost to the flavor of the pate and the seasoning can be added right at the end so you can adjust it to suit your tastes.

Paleo Chicken Liver Pate

– Paleo Flourish

paleo chicken liver pate recipe from The Zenbelly cookbook by Simone Miller

Ingredients: butter, shallots, organic chicken livers, salt, pepper, sprigs thyme, sherry.

This is another traditional easy liver pate recipe. Chicken liver pate is normally smooth and creamy, unlike the more rustic pates. This recipe makes a great addition to a meal. Or you can serve it on Paleo crackers or with veggie sticks when you are entertaining. Carrot and celery sticks make fantastic modes of transporting this delicious pate to your mouth!

Paleo Liver Recipes – Other Types of Liver

Lamb Liver with Caramelized Onions & Grapes (Contains Dairy)

– Eat Drink Paleo

Ingredients: lamb livers, butter or ghee, red onion, sea salt, black grapes, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce (optional), sea salt, black pepper, ghee or coconut oil, butter, garlic clove, baby spinach.

Liver tends to go well with fruity salty or acidic flavors, so in this recipe the grapes make a perfect match. Feel free to swap red grapes for white if you already have them handy or prefer them.

Blueberry Spicy Pepper Calf Liver Saute

– Paleo Flourish

Blueberry Spicy Pepper Calf Liver Saute

Ingredients: calf liver (or other liver), scallions, blueberries, Swiss chard, bell peppers, spicy peppers, coconut oil, salt.

Blueberries are another fruit that goes well with liver. Plus, the fact that there are spicy peppers in this dish really help to make the whole meal go down well, especially if you are not really a liver fan. The spiciness can be adjusted to suit your personal taste, but the liver is quite a mild ingredient so it can take a bit of heat. Beef or chicken liver can also be used here, or if you’re adventurous, try lamb liver.

Orange Liver Saute

– Paleo Flourish

Orange Liver Saute

Ingredients: calf liver, navel orange, yellow squash, green bell pepper, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, chili powder, salt, coconut oil.

While liver sautes might seem odd, this is probably one of the easiest Paleo liver recipes. And it’s amazingly delicious. As we have seen before, liver and citrus make for a great combination. In this recipe, the heat from the chilis and the subtle warmth from the cinnamon help mask the liver taste. It’s why this recipe is great for those who are not so keen on the liver flavor. Try not to overcook the liver as that can make it a bit rubbery – cooking it quickly on a higher heat works quite well.

Bacon Beef Liver Pate with Rosemary and Thyme

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: uncured bacon, onion, garlic, beef liver, rosemary, thyme, coconut oil, sea salt, fresh carrot or cucumber.

Good Paleo beef liver pate recipes can be tough to find, which is what makes this particular recipe even better. Plus it’s AIP (paleo autoimmune protocol friendly) so it’s perfect for guests with allergies.


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37 Paleo Indian Recipes You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

Louise | September 4

If I had to name my favorite cuisine, it would probably be Indian. We all know Indian food works wonders when you want to warm up on a cold night, or just pamper your demanding taste buds.

That’s why I’ve been so thrilled to find out my Paleo diet is not going to stop me from enjoying these familiar, spicy flavors.

From chicken tandoori to pork vindaloo meatballs, this list includes all your favorite Indian dishes.

Here are a few great examples you’ll find on this list:

  • Curry recipes – Whether you like beef, fish, vegetable, lamb or chicken curry, we’ve got you covered.
  • Flatbread – What’s Indian food without some tasty naan bread? Nothing, if you ask me! That’s why we’ve included Paleo-friendly flatbread recipes.
  • Easy-to-make options – Try the 4-ingredient chicken curry or the beef curry that is made in the pressure cooker. You won’t have to bend over backward to make either of these.

You’ll also find yummy dessert recipes that will crown your Indian meal and surprise everyone at the table. They’ll get another surprise when you tell them all the recipes were Paleo!

If you’re not a big fan of spicy food or there are kids at your dinner party, no need to worry; we’ve also included recipes that are less spicy, but still super flavorful.

You could also adjust the heat by cutting down the amount of ginger or curry powder. Or spice it up even more – it’s up to you!

Most of these Paleo Indian recipes are easy to double (or even triple), which makes them perfect for those times you’re cooking for a larger crowd. And if you happen to have leftovers, here’s a secret; spicy food only gets better after a day or two!
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