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17 Paleo Breakfasts That Are Actually Delicious

The cavemen had it right.

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The paleo diet involves the removal of dairy, gluten, and processed sugars from your diet, among other things. Seems intimidating—but we came up with some delicious breakfasts that fit a paleo lifestyle.

Original article by Becky O'Neill for Spoon University – Colgate.

1. Baked Egg in an Avocado

And you thought avocado toast was revolutionary? Here's how to make it.
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And you thought avocado toast was revolutionary? Here's how to make it.

2. Mango and Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Don’t worry, there’s plenty of paleo food besides eggs. Recipe here.
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Don’t worry, there’s plenty of paleo food besides eggs. Recipe here.

3. Avocado Mango Smoothie

Start your day by drinking your fruits and veggies. Recipe here.
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Start your day by drinking your fruits and veggies. Recipe here.

4. Banana Nice Cream

Some people think bananas are paleo, and some think they're not. We think this dessert for breakfast is a YES. Try it plain or make it chocolate if you're REALLY stretching things.
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Some people think bananas are paleo, and some think they're not. We think this dessert for breakfast is a YES. Try it plain or make it chocolate if you're REALLY stretching things.

5. Shakshuka

Shakshuka is the dish you’ll wish you’d heard about sooner. Get the recipe.
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Shakshuka is the dish you’ll wish you’d heard about sooner. Get the recipe.

6. Apple Spice Mug Cake

Crazy good and crazy easy. How can you say no to this cake? Recipe here, and more mug recipes here.
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Crazy good and crazy easy. How can you say no to this cake? Recipe here, and more mug recipes here.

7. Almond Butter Protein Balls

Protein, energy, and wellness. These are what being paleo is all about.
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Protein, energy, and wellness. These are what being paleo is all about.

8. Matcha Chia Seed Pudding

Because we know you need more matcha in your life. Recipe here.
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Because we know you need more matcha in your life. Recipe here.

9. Fried Egg with Chickpea Salad and Sriracha

Packed with flavor and a kick of spice, these eggs are guaranteed to wake you up. Recipe here.
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Packed with flavor and a kick of spice, these eggs are guaranteed to wake you up. Recipe here.

10. Channa Purgi

Feeling adventurous? Get the recipe.
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Feeling adventurous? Get the recipe.

11. Banana Pancakes

Going paleo definitely does not have to mean giving up pancakes. Find the recipe here.
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Going paleo definitely does not have to mean giving up pancakes. Find the recipe here.

12. Veggie Egg White Bites

Adorable, portable, delicious. Recipe here.
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Adorable, portable, delicious. Recipe here.

13. Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding

Breakfast meets the ice cream truck. Recipe here.
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Breakfast meets the ice cream truck. Recipe here.

14. Spanish Style Brussels Sprouts With Egg

After making these eggs, you’ll never hate on Brussels sprouts again. Recipe here.
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After making these eggs, you’ll never hate on Brussels sprouts again. Recipe here.

15. Green Goddess Smoothie

Exactly what a goddess deserves. Get the recipe.
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Exactly what a goddess deserves. Get the recipe.

16. Chinese Scrambled Eggs with Tomato

Bring the flavors of another continent into your kitchen in just 10 minutes. Find the recipe here.
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Bring the flavors of another continent into your kitchen in just 10 minutes. Find the recipe here.

17. Egg and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Something to keep you warm on all those winter mornings. Find the recipe here.
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Something to keep you warm on all those winter mornings. Find the recipe here.

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