Top Tim Noakes Diet Tips: Recipes & Shopping List

You’ve got to admit the Tim Noakes Diet sounds appealing – plenty of filling foods, plenty of flavour and the chance to enjoy a leaner, fitter, healthier lifestyle! However, cutting out those carbs and sugar can be tougher than it sounds. So to simplify things, we’ve found you a few fab Paleo-friendly recipes, plus our own essential shopping list for aspiring “Banters”.


1. Double Cream Yoghurt, Almond & Strawberry Smoothie


  • 1tbsp almond butter
  • 150ml double cream yoghurt
  • 100g frozen strawberries
  • 10 ice cubes


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor & blend until smooth.

2. Nut Granola



  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Chop the nuts roughly & mix well.
  • Fry the coconut oil & spices in a pan, then add the nuts & toast them lightly.
  • Place on an oven tray & bake for 10min.
  • Serve with coconut milk yoghurt. Makes 12-15 servings; store in an airtight container until use.


1. Wilted Onion & Walnut Spinach


  • 200g baby spinach, washed & roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 40g butter/ coconut oil
  • ½tsp sumac/ lemongrass
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3cup walnuts, chopped & toasted
  • 1 bunch mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Sauté the onion & butter in a pot, until the onions become translucent.
  • Add the spinach & stir until cooked (excess liquid should have evaporated).
  • Add sumac, lemon juice, walnuts & mint. Stir well.
  • Season to taste & enjoy!

2. Cauliflower Rice (“Cauli-Rice”)



  • Roughly chop the cauliflower, then pulse in a food processor until you have a fine consistency similar to couscous.
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan & sauté the onion until soft.
  • Add the cauliflower & mix thoroughly. Cover the pan & cook for 5-8min on medium heat.
  • The perfect grain-free rice substitute for Paleo-friendly meals!


Sage & Blue Cheese Roasted Gem Squash


  • 4 gem squash, cut in half & seeds removed
  • 150g blue cheese
  • 1 handful sage leaves
  • 100g butter/ coconut oil


  • Steam or boil the squash until soft & tender.
  • Place squash halves on a tray & crumble the blue cheese over each one.
  • Melt the butter in a pan, then gently fry the sage leaves until they turn golden.
  • Spoon the sage butter over each squash.
  • Grill in the oven until the cheese turns dark brown.

The Must-Have Tim Noakes Shopping List:

  1. The Real Meal Revolution cookbook
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Chia seeds
  4. Organic protein shakes
  5. Superlite noodles
  6. Stevia
  7. Xylitol
  8. Flax meal
  9. Almonds
  10. Natural nut butters
  11. Hemp seeds
  12. Sunflower seeds
  13. Apple cider vinegar
  14. Dates
  15. Almond flour
  16. Coconut flour
  17. Organic herbs & spices
  18. Psyllium husk
  19. HSO (Homeostatic Soil Organism) Probiotics
  20. Pure Garcinia Cambogia (promotes weight loss)
  21. Anti-Toxin supplement
  22. Acai berry powder
  • Annie Loveland
    Posted at 11:47h, 14 August Reply

    Hello, I have recently purchased the real meal revolution, I however, only eat poultry, seafood and fish. I avoid all cured and red meats including pork. Can you recommend an alternative protein source for the recipes which are meat oriented?

  • David Douglas
    Posted at 14:51h, 30 October Reply

    Food looks good!

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