3 Perfect Paleo Breakfast Smoothies – Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go
If you’re in a rush but you want a blast of good nutrition, you can’t go wrong with a smoothie. All you need is a blender to make one of these three satisfying flavor combinations on a busy morning. I don’t like to start my morning with a huge blast of sugar, so I omit the maple syrup and bananas from my smoothies and opt for more subtle flavors. For protein, you can add a raw pastured egg, or pair your smoothie of choice with cooked eggs or breakfast sausages. The longer you’re on the Paleo diet, the sweeter simple smoothies like this will taste to you.
Melon and Ginger Morning Smoothie
When melons are in season, sometimes I can’t enjoy them fast enough and they become overripe and watery. When this happens, I chop them up and freeze them in about 1 cup portions so that I can use them in smoothies at another time. This subtle smoothie doesn’t hit you with a strong sweet taste but rather a more subtle and delightful flavor from the ginger, cardamom and cinnamon.
½ can coconut milk
1 cup water
5 ice cubes
1 cup ripe musk melon or cantaloupe
½ tsp cardamom
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 raw pasture raised egg (optional)
Combine all in a blender or in a tall quart container with an immersion blender. (I use the second method because it’s a little easier to clean up). Pour and enjoy.
Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie
This is a great warm and bright way to start your day. I suggest this to all of my clients who are used to drinking smoothies in the morning and are sick of plain coconut milk and water.
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ can full fat coconut milk (mix the cream with the coconut water)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup water
Juice of ½ a lime
1 raw egg (optional)
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth. That’s it!
Strawberry Watermelon Mint Smoothie
This pink bright smoothie is really refreshing and smooth. It’s really nice on a hot summer day after a hard workout.
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 ½ cups diced watermelon
½ can full fat coconut milk
10 mint leaves
Juice from ½ lime
Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite on the go breakfast?