Instead of reaching for ice cream and sugar-laden coffee drinks, whip up these healthy summer recipes to increase your energy and cool down. Each of these recipes follows the Paleo Diet and eliminates sugar, dairy, and grains while increasing focus, metabolism, and energy.

Breakfast

Whether you’re an early bird or a person who likes a few extra snoozes, breakfast is the first chance to boost your energy and focus. Eating breakfast replenishes our blood sugar which drops overnight

Peach Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients (2 servings)

1 cup of coconut milk (chilled)

1 cup of ice

2 fresh peaches peeled and cut into chunks

Lemon zest to taste

Directions

Blend until smooth!

Original recipe: Peach Coconut Smoothie

Paleo Diet-friendly Banana Bread

Ingredients

2 eggs

2 ripe bananas (mashed)

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp. lemon juice

300 grams almond flour (about 3 cups)

1 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. sea salt

1/2 walnuts or gluten-free dairy-free chocolate chips (optional to taste)

Follow the directions for a delicious breakfast.

Original Recipe: Cook Eat Paleo

Lunchtime

Instead of ordering fast food for lunch at work, prep these two lunch options to curb your mid-day hunger.

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients

1 avocado

2 frozen bananas

1/2 cup frozen raspberries (feel free to substitute a different berry)

1-2 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups almond or coconut milk

Directions

Blend until smooth!

Original Recipe: Paleo Flourish

Spinach Avocado Salad

Ingredients

2 cups of baby spinach leaves

1/2 avocado

1/2 ripe nectarine

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes

1/3 raw pecans (optional)

6 oz. fresh wild salmon for protein (also optional)

1-2 tsp. avocado oil

Follow the directions to make a delicious lunch.

Original Recipe: The Paleo Diet

Dinnertime

Dine on a dinner packed full of protein that will sustain you through the night.

Lean Green Smoothie

Ingredients

2 oranges, peeled

2 cups pineapple, chopped

6 kale leaves, stalks removed

2 cups mango kombucha

2 cups water

Directions

Blend until smooth!

Original Recipe: Get Inspired Everyday

Garlic Lemon Chicken Breast

Ingredients

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (use less if you’re cooking for one)

3 cloves garlic

2 small lemons

1-2 tbs. cooking oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Follow the directions to make a delicious dinner.

Original Recipe: Domestic Soul

Snacks

Keep these healthy go-to foods stocked in your kitchen at home and work to prevent snacking on sugary and carb-loaded foods.

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Kale chips
  • Apple chips
  • Avocados
  • Cucumber watermelon sandwiches
  • Carrots