5-Ingredients Paleo Smoothie

There are many smoothie recipes for many different diets, but not a lot for the paleo diet.

This is why I decided to develop delicious paleo-friendly smoothie recipes. This paleo smoothie specifically is one of my favorites.

I hope you like it!

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Paleo Smoothie

5-Ingredients Paleo Smoothie

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Whip up a 5-Ingredient Paleo Smoothie, a simple, nutritious blend perfect for the paleo lifestyle. Packed with whole foods for energy and health.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (made using 100% nuts)
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 scoop of paleo protein powder (I used Judee’s Unflavored Egg White Protein Powder)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (paleo-friendly, ideally made using coconut and water only)

Instructions

  1. To a blender, add the spinach and protein powder first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes, depending on the power of your blender.
  3. Pour into a glass or a shake bottle, and sip!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, tips, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 310
  • Sugar: 10.1g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.1g
  • Fiber: 5.3g
  • Protein: 30.4g

Why You Will Love This Paleo Smoothie

Paleo Smoothie served in a round glass cup

This paleo smoothie is an easy and convenient way to obtain vital nutrients that support your health goals.

It takes 5 minutes to make this smoothie, which is not only a wonderful snack choice, but also a light meal replacement. 

Other reasons why you should make this smoothie include:

  1. High Protein Content: The inclusion of egg white protein powder makes this smoothie a high-protein option, perfect for muscle repair, recovery, and growth. It’s particularly beneficial for those who are active or looking to increase their protein intake in a paleo-friendly way.
  2. Rich in Healthy Fats: Almond butter and coconut milk provide healthy fats that are essential for brain health, hormone production, and providing sustained energy, all while adhering to paleo dietary guidelines. (Source)
  3. Packed with Vitamins and Minerals: Ingredients like spinach and strawberries are high in essential nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, iron, and manganese, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall wellness. (Source)
  4. Supports Digestive Health: The fiber from spinach and strawberries aids in digestion and promotes gut health, crucial for anyone following a paleo diet focused on whole foods and natural ingredients. (Source)
  5. Low in Sugar: This smoothie is naturally low in sugar, with the only sweetness coming from whole fruits. A serving of this fruit paleo smoothie contains 10.1g of sugar.
  6. Dairy-Free and Grain-Free: Adhering to paleo principles, this smoothie is free from dairy and grains, making it suitable for those avoiding these food groups due to allergies, intolerances, or dietary preferences.
  7. Quick and Easy to Prepare: For busy mornings or a quick post-workout snack, this smoothie can be whipped up in just a few minutes, offering a nutritious and satisfying meal or snack without much prep time.
  8. Versatile and Customizable: While the smoothie is delicious as-is, it’s also easily customizable. You can add other paleo-friendly ingredients like chia seeds, flaxseeds, or different types of berries to suit your taste preferences and nutritional needs.

If you love this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my egg white protein smoothie and my chicken protein smoothie.

Paleo Smoothie being poured to a round glass cup from a blender jug

Recipe Notes:

Keep these 3 things in mind when you make this paleo smoothie recipe:

  • Make sure you use paleo-friendly protein powder.
  • Make sure your coconut milk is paleo-friendly.
  • The almond butter used has to be made using 100% nuts, with no added sweeteners or oils.

All the rest of the ingredients used in this recipe are naturally paleo-friendly.

Optional Ingredient Substitutions:

There are a couple of ingredient swaps you can make in this smoothie recipe. Here are some of them:

  • You can use any berry you like, it doesn’t have to be strawberries
  • If you don’t like spinach, using kale or other leafy greens is totally fine.
  • Instead of almond butter, any other nut butter used is fine, as long as it’s made using 100% nuts and unsweetened. 

Ingredient Add-ins:

You can easily incorporate extra ingredients and boost the nutrition in this smoothie.

  • Chia Seeds: Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to boost fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. They thicken the smoothie, giving it a satisfying texture while enhancing its nutritional profile.
  • Cacao Powder: For a chocolatey twist without added sugars, mix in 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder. 
  • MCT Oil: Incorporate 1 tablespoon of MCT oil to increase energy levels and support brain health. MCT oil is a popular addition to paleo diets for its fast-metabolizing fats.
  • Avocado: Add 1/4 of an avocado to increase creaminess and provide additional healthy fats, fiber, and potassium, making the smoothie even more filling.
  • Collagen Powder: Mix in 1 scoop of unsweetened collagen powder for joint support, skin health, and extra protein. It’s paleo-friendly and dissolves easily without altering the flavor.
  • Cinnamon: Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon for its anti-inflammatory properties and to add warmth and spice. 

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie is very easy to blend, which is why all my blenders worked with it.

Even if you own a lower-speed blender, the recipe should be able to work with it.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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