Scandinavian Summer Soup

Scandanavian Summer Soup

This soup is reminiscent of creamy chowders from pre-paleo days but the fresh seasonal veggies make it a summer showstopper! Use it at your next dinner party, as a main main during the week, or as a snack to warm you up on a gloomy afternoon.

Scandinavian Summer Soup
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  2. 1 c peas
  3. 2 c green beans
  4. 1 c onion, diced
  5. 2 tbsp minced garlic
  6. 1 bay leaf
  7. 1 tsp sea salt
  8. 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  9. 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  10. 2 tbsp butter
  11. 4 c coconut milk
  12. Roughly chopped fresh parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter on medium-low in a small saucepan. Once melted, add in arrowroot powder to make a paleo roux. Once arrowroot powder and butter are fully combined, turn off heat and set aside.
  2. Add carrots, peas, green beans, onion, garlic, and bay leaf to a large soup pot. Cover with water (about 3 c) and bring to a simmer for about five minutes.
  3. Strain water from soup pot, keeping about 1 c of the liquid. Put the 1 c of liquid back in the pot and turn the burner to low.
  4. Add in coconut milk, salt, pepper, and roux. Stir until fully combined and warm on the stove for about 20 minutes - we want the roux to thicken the soup but don’t want it to get too hot.
  5. Once warmed through and thickened, serve hot with chopped parsley as garnish.
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Cinnamon Chia Smoothie

cinnamon chia smoothie

Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods around. They pack in a lot of nutrients for not very many calories, so if you’re looking to lose weight, they’re a very good choice. This smoothie is delicious and full of healthy nutrients that’ll keep you feeling good. Perfect for a cosy evening in. 

Cinnamon Chia Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup almond milk
  2. 1 cup spinach
  3. 1 apple, cored and peeled
  4. 1 tablespoon chia seeds (plus more for topping)
  5. 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  6. 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
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Mexican Watermelon Salad

Mexican Watermelon Salad

Watermelon was made for hot summers. It’s perfect for picnics and snatched moments in the shade. But here at the Ultimate Paleo Guide, we like to take things to the next level, which is why we’ve created the Mexican Watermelon Salad. This salad is just as refreshing as plain old watermelon but it packs a punch, thanks to the spices. A treat for the tastebuds! 

Mexican Watermelon Salad
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 4 c watermelon, cubed
  2. 2 c jicama, cubed
  3. Juice from 1 lime
  4. 1/4 c fresh chopped cilantro
  5. A dash of ancho chili powder and/or cayenne (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cube both watermelon and jicama and add to a large serving bowl.
  2. Using a hand juicer, squeeze the juice from your lime over the watermelon and jicama.
  3. Sprinkle fruit bowl with fresh chopped cilantro and mix well.
  4. Garnish with a dash of chili powder and/or cayenne if you’re feeling like you want a bit of a kick.
  5. Enjoy!
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Jalapeño & Apple Coleslaw

Jalepeno & Apple Coleslaw

Shop-bought products and “healthy” options like coleslaw are full of, well, who knows what? Make sure you check the ingredients before you buy any of that stuff. Or just make your own! Our Jalapeño & Apple Coleslaw is fresh, super tasty, and easy to make. Who needs the other stuff when you can get something better by making your own?

Jalapeño & Apple Coleslaw
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 4 c shredded cabbage
  2. 1 green apple, thinly sliced
  3. 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  4. 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced in rings
  5. 1 fresh jalapeño with seeds and ribs removed, diced
  6. 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  7. 1 tbsp EVOO
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Shred cabbage and add to large mixing bowl.
  2. Add shredded apple, carrot, and onion to the cabbage. Toss.
  3. Remove ribs and seeds from jalapeño and dice. I diced mine into large chunks because I wanted people who didn’t like jalapeño to be able to pick it out. Add jalapeño to bowl.
  4. Add vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Combine well so that all the ingredients get a nice coating of the dressing.
  5. Allow flavors to soak into the mix in the fridge for a couple hours before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
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Bonfire-Roasted Veggies

Bonfire Roasted Veggies

These bonfire veggie packets are so easy and delicious that youll want to eat them every night of the week! Feel free to change up the veggies depending on what is fresh and in season at your local farmers market. 

Bonfire-Roasted Veggies
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 c thickly chopped zucchini
  2. 1 c diced onion
  3. 1/2 c sliced fresh mushrooms
  4. 1/2 c diced red pepper
  5. 2 tbsp butter
  6. Dash of garlic powder
  7. Dash of onion powder
  8. Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  9. Tin foil
Instructions
  1. Lay out 2 sheets of tin foil (about 12 inches by 12 inches).
  2. Divide the veggies into groups, and portion them out on each sheet of tin foil.
  3. Sprinkle each veggie packet with seasonings and add 1 tbsp butter to each packet.
  4. Carefully fold and roll up the veggies in the tin foil. I recommend wrapping the packets with a second sheet of tin foil before roasting; this will help keep everything together and keep the butter from leaking out.
  5. Roast on a grill or bonfire for about 5 minutes on each side.
  6. Cut open the packets (be careful - contents are very hot!) and enjoy!
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Grilled Skin on Fish

Grilled Skin On Fish

There are many health benefits of eating fish. Its Omega-3 fatty acids in particular are good for your heart. So we recommend making fish the main source of protein in at least one of the meals you eat a week. 

This recipe goes well with a big serving of vegetables. Why not try it with our Stuffed Acorn Squash, our Sautéed Spinach Salad, or even our Baked Cabbage Wedges?

Grilled Skin on Fish
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 8 small-medium white fish fillets (they should be de-scaled and de-headed) - I used yellow fin tuna and red snapper
  2. 1/4 c softened butter
  3. 1/4 c minced garlic
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. 2 lemons
Instructions
  1. Take de-scaled and de-headed fish fillets and cut flesh to the spine at a 45-degree angle from tip to tail and vice versa, creating Xs on both sides (see photo).
  2. Mix together softened butter and minced garlic.
  3. Using a spatula, evenly spread garlic butter on all sides of the fish, making sure to fill each of the crevices with as much tasty garlic butter as possible.
  4. Heat grill to medium heat.
  5. Place fish on grill and grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until flesh is flaky and white to the bone.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges, and garnish with a sprinkle of dried dill if desired.
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Broiled Grapefruit Perfection

Broiled Grapefruit

If you can’t already tell from the photo, this recipe is perfection. It’s spot on for hot summer days when you deserve a treat that tastes, looks, and feels good. Don’t go overboard with the fruit but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy this recipe on a semi-regular basis. Mm!

Broiled Grapefruit Perfection
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 1 grapefruit, halved
  2. 1 banana, sliced
  3. 1 tbsp honey
  4. Cinnamon, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Halve grapefruit and slice bananas.
  3. Place grapefruit on a baking sheet, and top with the sliced bananas.
  4. Drizzle each piece of grapefruit with 1/2 tbsp honey and sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
  5. Broil for 5-8 minutes, checking on it occasionally so that it doesn’t get burned.
Adapted from She Wears Many Hats
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Chorizo Stew with Poached Egg

Chorizo Stew with Poached Egg

If you’re looking for a hearty meal to treat your family to, look no further. This concoction packs a punch with the many flavors it brings together. Make up a big batch for your next family get-together or treat yourself to a large helping after a hard day at work.  

Chorizo Stew with Poached Egg
Serves 4
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Stew
  1. 1/2 lb clean chorizo sausage
  2. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1/2 medium diced onion
  4. 2 tbsp minced garlic
  5. 4 stalks diced celery
  6. 1 can diced tomato
  7. 1/2 c shredded cabbage
  8. 1/2 c chopped spinach
  9. 2.5 c bone broth*
  10. Fresh chopped cilantro
  11. 1 tsp chili powder
  12. 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  13. Salt and pepper to taste
Poached eggs
  1. 3 c water
  2. A dash of vinegar
  3. 4 eggs
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot (or dutch oven), warm coconut oil and heat onion and garlic until fragrant and transparent.
  2. Cut chorizo into small bites or, depending on the form it comes in, remove the casing and crumble it into the pot.
  3. Chop celery and cabbage and add to the pot. Stir well.
  4. Add one can of diced tomatoes, seasonings, and bone broth. Mix well and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. While stew is simmering, heat 3 c of water along with a dash of vinegar in a pot on the stove.
  6. Crack eggs into individual ramekins. Now is a good time to add the spinach to the stew pot and turn down the heat.
  7. Just as the water for the eggs is coming to a boil, gently drop one egg into the water (do this one at a time) and allow it to poach in the boiling water for approximately 2-3 minutes. Repeat for remaining eggs.
  8. Spoon stew into bowls and top gently with poached egg.
  9. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. * Bone broth recipe: http://ultimatepaleoguide.com/super-easy-bone-broth-crockpot/
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5 Simple & Delicious Green Smoothies

Let’s be honest – sometimes it can be hard squeezing in enough fruit and veggies. Kids in particular struggle to get enough of the green stuff. This makes green smoothies a great way to sneak a load of nutrients into your diet. To get you started, here are five of the most delicious green smoothie recipes out there. Enjoy! 

Tropical Green Smoothie

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This is a great summer smoothie which makes a good substitute for the traditional piña colada. The mango and pineapple make for a great tropical combination, while the coconut water adds a few dashes of refreshment, flavor, and electrolytes. The frozen banana makes the smoothie rich and creamy and adds to that tropical flavor. In this smoothie you get all of the taste and refreshment of a summer cocktail with all of the benefits of a healthy green smoothie. 

Tropical Green Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C raw kale, washed and chopped
  2. 1 banana, frozen
  3. ½ C mango chunks, frozen
  4. ½ C pineapple chunks, frozen
  5. 1 C coconut water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (takes about 30 seconds.)
  2. Enjoy!
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Berry Spinach Smoothie

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This berry spinach smoothie is the perfect green smoothie for those who are new to the green smoothie world. It is also a favorite among children. Strawberries and blueberries add antioxidants and delicious flavor, while the spinach plays a background role, adding nutrients but no harsh vegetable flavor. This smoothie is a perfect breakfast replacement as it provides nutrients through the berries and spinach, and protein and calcium from the yogurt. Try this quick and easy smoothie as a healthy replacement for your typical fast food breakfast!

Berry Spinach Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C fresh spinach, washed
  2. 1 C frozen mixed berries
  3. 1 C vanilla Greek yogurt
  4. ½ C crushed ice
  5. 1 C water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 30 seconds). Enjoy!
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Green Spa Smoothie

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This green smoothie is the perfect summer smoothie to make when pineapple and cucumbers are in season. The cucumber and mint add a cool, refreshing flavor, while the pineapple sweetens the smoothie. Kale adds plenty of nutrients without bringing an overwhelming flavor along with it. Try this smoothie for breakfast or as a delicious and refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.

Green Spa Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
  2. ½ small cucumber, peeled
  3. 1 C fresh kale, washed and chopped
  4. 2 tbs fresh mint
  5. 1 C water
Instructions
  1. Take first three ingredients and freeze them overnight.
  2. Once frozen, add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 30 seconds). Enjoy!
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Creamy Orange and Avocado Green Smoothie

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This is a great smoothie to make when you are looking to satisfy a sweet tooth or when you are craving dessert. The avocado and banana add an incredibly smooth and decadent texture to the smoothie. Orange adds a sweet citrus flavor, while kale adds nutrients. Try this smoothie as a replacement for lunch or as a decadent dessert smoothie. If you’re not 100% paleo, you can also try adding one cup of vanilla Greek yogurt to add protein and turn this smoothie into a delicious orange creamsicle!

Creamy Orange and Avocado Green Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. ½ avocado, peeled with pit removed
  2. 1 banana, frozen
  3. 1 large orange, peeled
  4. 1 C kale, washed
  5. 1 C water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 30 seconds). Enjoy!
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Perfect Breakfast Detox Smoothie

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Make this smoothie after a late night out or a day of unhealthy eating, or to kick off a healthy diet. This smoothie is packed with nutrients and protein to give you feel-good energy that lasts until lunch time. Bananas add flavor, potassium, and creaminess, while flax seeds add healthy fats and protein. Kale provides nutrients, coconut water adds hydration, and green apple adds a sweet and sour flavor to round out the banana and kale. This smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to recharge and start your day right. 

Perfect Breakfast Detox Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 2 bananas, frozen
  2. 1 large green apple, cored
  3. 2 tbs flax seed
  4. 1 C kale, washed and chopped
  5. 1 C coconut water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 30 seconds). Enjoy!
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

For a really filling meal which your family will love gulping down at the end of the day, try our Broccoli Cheese Soup (no, don’t worry – there is no cheese in this recipe!). With plenty of taste and lots of good paleo ingredients, this one’s a winner. 

Broccoli Cheese Soup
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large head broccoli, chopped into florets
  2. 1 can full fat coconut milk
  3. 2 c bone broth*
  4. 1 small onion, diced
  5. 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  6. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  7. Salt and pepper, to taste
  8. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  9. Dash of dill
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, sauté onions and garlic with coconut oil until fragrant and transparent.
  2. Chop broccoli into florets and add to the soup pot.
  3. Add bone broth to soup pot and allow to simmer on medium-high for about 5 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to low, add coconut milk, and cook for about 30 minutes, so that the broccoli gets steamed through. Stir frequently and make sure that it doesn’t boil.
  5. Once cooking is complete, stir in vinegar and dill. Taste test and add salt and pepper to taste.
Notes
  1. * Bone broth recipe: http://ultimatepaleoguide.com/super-easy-bone-broth-crockpot/
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