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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Category: Breakfast

Midweek Quick Cooking: PB&J Smoothie (and a Contest)

Peanut butter and jelly: it’s doesn’t get much more quintessential kid-friendly than that. Most of us didn’t exactly grow up Primal, and while these days we make better choices for our health, there’s something about the tastes of our childhood memories that will always appeal. So, what if you could have those memories and eat them too—sans guilt? Our Primal Kitchen® team whipped up this healthy, low-carb smoothie inspired by bestselling author and celebrity health coach, Kelly LeVeque, and it’s been a hit here (and at home with the kids). Let us know what you think.

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Midweek Quick Cooking: Turmeric Scrambled Eggs

If a spice jar of turmeric has been sitting unused in your spice rack, here’s an idea: add a dash to scrambled eggs. It’s an easy way to add turmeric to your diet. If you want a double hit of turmeric, keep a nub of fresh turmeric root in the fridge, and grate a little over eggs once they’re cooked.

First, heat a tablespoon of fat in a small saucepan. Butter, ghee, and coconut oil are all great choices with turmeric, but if you haven’t tried red palm oil  with scrambled eggs, give it a try. The heavy texture of red palm oil thickens the scramble, so it’s almost like eating an omelet. Plus, there’s something about the flavor of red palm oil that’s really great with eggs.

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Keto Blueberry Muffins

These keto-friendly muffins are hands-down one the best gluten-free, low-carb muffins out there. Even with only a trace of sugar per serving (sweetened with stevia), these muffins really taste like a treat worth getting out of bed for. They’re fluffy and moist with a smooth cake-like texture, proving once and for all that you don’t need white flour, sugar, or a long list of not-so-natural ingredients to make a genuinely delicious muffin.

The main ingredient list is short: almond flour, egg, butter and whipping cream, plus the necessary salt, baking soda and baking powder. A little almond extract and liquid stevia add flavor and sweetness, but honestly, you can omit sweetener entirely and the muffins still turn out great—especially, if fresh blueberries are added.

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Curried Pork Frittata

This curried pork frittata is a high-protein and high-fat meal that’s perfect for brunch or dinner. It’s a frittata, basically, with added flavor from coconut milk (or whole cream), ground pork, curry powder, and fresh arugula. The texture is light and airy and the flavor is rich and buttery.

An egg is a superfood that makes it easy to eat healthily. Eggs are widely available, easy to cook, and can provide a quick and simple meal any time of day. Inside that shell is healthy fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. What is there not to love?

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Primal/Paleo Cornbread

This cornbread isn?t made with corn at all, but it sure tastes like the real thing. Buttery and slightly sweet with a rich, cake-like texture, Primal cornbread is the perfect side with a bowl of chili or stew. It can also be used to make cornbread stuffing when Thanksgiving rolls around.

What makes Primal cornbread taste better than all the others is combining finely ground almond flour with cassava flour. The cassava flour is the real secret, because it gives baked goods a smooth, rich texture. This bread has no graininess, no coconut flavor, and only real, whole food ingredients like eggs, butter, and honey.

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7 Healthy Coffee Ideas for Every Primal Taste

Normally, I’m deep in the thick of nutritional research or other heady topics midweek. Today, not so much. I have coffee on the brain after trying a few new concoctions recently. As I’ve noted in the past, coffee is a welcome part of the Primal Blueprint. Unlike traditional paleo, there’s no conflict here. While living healthily and sleeping well mean I don’t depend on coffee for energy, I consider it a positive staple in my diet, not to mention a pleasant ritual in my day.

I’ve gone into extensive detail about the copious benefits—to overall health, to disease prevention, to cognitive function, even to fitness performance—in the past. Today, I’m all about the actual intake. There’s plenty to the why, but this post covers several Primal ways to enjoy it right now. Let’s dig in….

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