Category Archives: Drinks

AIP Smoothie recipe

Drinks are quite limited in the AIP diet. This has been one of my challenges for the past couple of months, as I’ve been craving for a tasty drink that would be both a bit sweet and a bit healthy. More than that, besides being a healthy snack, the smoothie is also a very simple and fast AIP breakfast idea, so I might say it’s quite multi-functional 🙂

Compared to my other diet drink, which is the AIP coffee, the smoothie is quite easy and fast to make and it also includes only AIP-friendly and anti-inflammatory ingredients that contribute to healing autoimmunity.

So here’s one of my favorite smoothie recipes that includes greenies and some fruit.

Here's what I used for 1 serving:
  • 1/2 cup coconut water (if you don’t have coconut water, filtered water will do)
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 lettuce leaf
  • 2 strawberries
  • 3 grape beans
  • 1/2 orange
Here's how I made it: 
  • I first added in the coconut water to a blender
  • I cut the strawberry leaves, peeled and cut the orange in smaller pieces that the blender can handle, cut the celery and the lettuce into small pieces as well
  • I then put all the veggies and fruit in the blender and started mixing everything in medium speed for 30 sec. After 30 sec I set the blender power to maximum speed and blended for another 30 sec
  • I then poured the smoothie into a glass and served immediately (if you don’t drink it ASAP the antioxidants will lose properties and we wouldn’t want that)
  • There I had it: my super healthy smoothie, full of vitamins and antioxidants!

It’s so easy, healthy and incredibly tasty!


AIP Coffee recipe

One of the hardest foods to eliminate from my diet when I first started the Autoimmune Protocol was coffee. Coffee had been my best friend for 15 years and got to the point where I even drank 2 or 3 coffees a day – black, cappuccino, frappe, espresso – you name it! I drank them all with so much a pleasure that I’d might say I had a real addiction.

Of course I had to give up coffee in the AIP 30 days reset period because it is not on the list of foods allowed so if I’d continued to drink it I wouldn’t have had the certainty that my gut would heal so I didn’t want to take that chance. Luckily, coffee is on the Reintroduction foods list in the AIP diet, so I will reintroduce it at some point. However, until that moment comes, I had to figure something out fast as I was so sad about it…

But lucky me, I did a bit of research a and found a great substitute for coffee in a plant called chicory. I tried to drink soluble chicory at first but its simple flavor didn’t satisfy me as much as coffee did so I had to find another solution. So I tried a combination that looks more like milk coffee, which worked great for me, and which only contains anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Here are the ingredients I use for my AIP coffee:

  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (I make my own organic milk – this is how)
  • 1 tbsp chicory powder (ground)
  • 1/3 tsp carob powder (ground)
  • 1/3 tsp ground cinnamon (ground)

Here’s how I go about:

  • I bring the water to a boil in a kettle
  • I then add in the coconut milk and the rest of ingredients: chicory, carob and cinnamon
  • I stir everything well using a tablespoon
  • I let it cool a bit and it’s ready to serve!

The taste is quite satisfying for me, as there’s a light flavor of every ingredient I put in my coffee. I don’t even feel like sweetening it as it already has a mild sweetness from the coconut milk and carob, so it’s a win-win situation 🙂 And most importantly, I drink it with so much pleasure since I know everything I put in it is organic and healthy!

Enjoy your AIP coffee!