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15 Paleo Shakes, Frappés & Smoothies

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Not many people would turn down a pretty looking smoothie, a refreshing frappé or a velvety shake. We shouldn’t rely on these drinks to replace our meals on regular basis but they are easy and quick to make making them a great on-the-go breaky or a quick lunch.

While vegetable based juices and green smoothies are high in vitamins and antioxidants, many other fruit smoothies and shakes can be high in sugar, even in its natural form. Go easy on those puppies if you’re cutting down sweet foods. In our household, we often have some protein based smoothies (we use whey or hemp seed protein powder) with frozen fruit and coconut milk. We down these after some physical training, unless dinner is just around the corner.  If you do plan to have a smoothie as a meal replacement, it’s a good idea to add a side of protein such as a little chicken, cooked prawns, salmon or a hard-boiled egg.

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  2. Love the emerald kale and mango smoothie. Juice sour punch to it. Yum!!

    The salted caramel thickshake was not sweet much at all and didn’t have much flavor. Added some egg white protein powder, a tiny bit of extra maple, and more banana.

    The simple coffee frappe was good but again had to add some extra maple to give it some flavor.

  3. Hi do you have a recipe for a chocolate hazelnut smoothie? If so, could you please do one? With bananas in it as well? That’d be great :)

      1. Imacri is this your website! It is wonderful!! Thank you for the Apple Cinnamon ‘Pie’ Smoothie recipe, I will try that soon!!
        Do you know a recipe for chocolate hazelnut shake? (to create a nutella flavour since I miss it :(

  4. I didn’t make this up myself but its great…
    The water and flesh of a young coconut, teaspoon or more of cinnamon or cocao powder, teaspoon of chia seeds and a raw egg. Blend until smooth And thick. I find no sweetener is required if it’s a good coconut, but u could easily add to it, banana would work well ( if a little indulgent!) . I had my reservations about the raw egg but you wouldn’t even know its there! Truly good

  5. I’ve been making smoothies often for the last few months. My staples are coconut water; homemade yogurt, mixes of fresh and frozen fruit; kale, chard or spinach, and honey. Yum!!!

    Think I’ll try the almond milk instead of coconut water next…

    1. I drink a lot of coconut water and not once have I thought of putting it in a smoothie. Brilliant! I’ve just been adding water to thin them out. Thanks for the tip, Donna.

    1. Hilary, I mean canned coconut milk or cream. I try not to buy coconut milk beverages as they often add other things to that, including sugar, but I guess it depends on the brand. If you can find a very natural coconut milk beverage with little additives, you should be able to use that. I hope that helps.

  6. Imcari thanks! I forgot to add you can also add some raw honey or stevia for extra sweetness… but I find the carrot and banana help with that. :)

  7. Oh wow these look great! Will have to try some of them out.

    My favourite these days is a carrot cake smoothie:

    1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk.
    1 medium carrot, peeled and diced.
    1/2 frozen banana.
    1 tbsp almond butter.
    1 tsp cinnamon.
    Pinch of nutmeg.
    1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract.
    1/4 tsp coconut butter or you could use coconut oil.
    Toasted coconut flakes (for garnish).

    Blend everything in a blender and top with the coconut flakes.

    1. These all look delicious especially the piña colada one!
      One of my favorites is my fruit blend smoothie that I make for school! It’s pretty big, I just put it in a bottle and sip until lunch time!
      Ingredients (I never measure lol):
      One mango
      Some coconut milk (probably about a 1/4 of a cup)
      Frozen mango and pineapple chunks (dole)
      Frozen mixed berries
      Honey
      2 medium chunks of watermelon
      A splash of v8 blueberry pomegranate (I know it’s cheating but it’s barely anything lol)

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