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If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new AIP cereal in town! Meet Lovebird Cereal – it’s 100% AIP Elimination Stage Compliant and 100% AMAZING!

This product is a game-changer for anyone with AIP kiddos … like cerealously … what have y’all been giving your AIP toddlers to munch on with Cheerios off the table!?

And what a treat to be able to grab a quick bowl of cereal in the morning for breakfast or an anytime snack … zero guilt – it’s a clean and healthy, gut-friendly option.

About Lovebird

♥ Gluten-Free
♥ Dairy-Free
♥ Non-GMO
♥ Sweetened by Nature – No Refined Sugar or Stevia
♥ No “Natural” Flavors
♥ Nothing Fake!
♥ Perfect served with dairy-free milk like coconut milk, banana milk or tigernut milk (or nut milk if you’ve reintroduced them)

Lovebird cereal comes in three flavors – unsweetened, honey and cinnamon – and all are 100% AIP elimination stage compliant! 

Free of inflammatory ingredients and full of gut health boosting nutrition to support your family’s immunity.  In a perfect world, you could eat fresh whole foods but life is busy and sometimes you need some convenient options.  That’s why Parker created Lovebird foods “to clean up junk food”. 

And as if that weren’t enough, Lovebird donates twenty percent (20%) of net profit from the sale of all Lovebird products to nonprofits in support of charitable programming and research in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

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The Recipe

Before I started the AIP, one of my go-to snacks or grab and go breakfasts was a simple granola/cereal bar. While sweets like this are no longer part of my daily morning routine it’s nice to have a little treat now and then, so I created these Chewy Apple Pie Lovebird Cereal Bars to satisfy my hankering for granola bars and my favorite kind of pie. 

Enjoy! ♥

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on social media @aiprecipecollection – I can’t wait to see your results and hear how you’ve enjoyed them.

 

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Chewy Apple Pie Cereal Bars

Yield: 8 Large Bars or 16 Medium Squares
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Chewy Apple Pie Lovebird Cereal Bars - they'll satisfy the kid in you!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, combine crushed and whole cereal, dried fruit, coconut, collagen, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add riced plantain, apple and maple syrup.  Mix well. You will have a very stiff batter or a ball of ingredients when everything is well incorporated
  3. Line an 8” X 8” baking pan/dish with parchment paper.  
  4. Press the cereal bar mixture evenly into the pan/dish. Scatter whole Lovebird cereal over the top of the cereal bars and lightly press into the mixture.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove bars from the pan using the parchment paper and allow to cool completely on a wire cooling rack., leaving the parchment paper attached.
  6. Cut into bars or squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

Crushed / Powdered Cereal : I used a small blender cup to create a flour.

Dried Fruit & The AIP : ensure your dried fruit is UNsulphured and does not contain added sugar or non-compliant oils or preservatives

How to "Rice" Plantains : Simply peel and roughly slice into a food processor that has an "S" blade installed. Pulse until small rice size pieces are achieved. Try not to over-process the plantains into a batter.

If you don't have a food processor, peel the plantain and use a food grater to achieve a shredded consistency.

This Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt recipe has been contributed by one of our very own members in the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group. She’s generously offered to share this recipe since so many have a challenge getting their coconut yogurt just right.

♥ Thank-You Mistie ♥

Mistie explained that when she started making coconut milk yogurt she tested a lot of recipes – some with coconut cream, others with coconut milk, but she couldn’t quite achieve the taste and texture she wanted. 
 
After researching and experimenting with yogurt making she tweaked a few recipes and arrived at this method. It’s important to note that she recommends using full-fat, additive free coconut milk and stresses the need for using some specific strains of probiotics. 
 
Interestingly too, non-dairy yogurt does not self-propagate the way dairy yogurt does, so a fresh starter is required each time. Mistie suggests purchasing a bottle of good quality probiotics (follow the link in the ingredients for her recommendation or see the notes below for more details) as it’s more cost effective than purchasing “yogurt starter cultures” available on the market (many of which aren’t AIP compliant anyway).  
 
VERY IMPORTANT!! Follow the instructions for this recipe precisely! Follow the steps in the order they are presented. The gelatin is heat activated for this recipe and your yogurt will not thicken if you deviate from the directions.
 
Now, on to the recipe!
 
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Yogurt

Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 day
Additional Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 1 day 12 hours 30 minutes

♥ RECIPE BY: AIP Recipe Collection Group Member Mistie Charles ♥ 

Instructions

  1. Shake coconut milk and pour into the Instant Pot insert.
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over the coconut milk.
  3. Allow gelatin to bloom on top of the coconut milk for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Push the “Sauté” button on your InstantPot.
  5. As the coconut milk heats up, use an immersion blender or whisk to blend the gelatin into the coconut milk. This also helps ensure the coconut milk will not separate.
  6. Bring the coconut milk just to a rolling boil and then turn off the heat.
  7. Allow the coconut milk to cool to 80-90 degrees. If you want to do this quickly, set the bottom of the InstantPot insert in an ice bath and check the temperature with a thermometer.
  8. Once the coconut milk has cooled, sprinkle 2 capsules of the probiotic on top and whisk to combine.
  9. Place the InstantPot insert back in the machine if you've removed it and secure the lid and close the vent. Set the yogurt function for 24 hours.
  10. After 24 hours, use an immersion blender or whisk to blend the yogurt.
  11. Pour or spoon the yogurt into a bowl or small jars ad place in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
  12. After 12 hours of refrigeration your yogurt is ready to enjoy!

    Occasionally a batch may separate. If this happens, simply use a blender or immersion blender to thoroughly combine again.
    TIP: If you're using a regular blender for this task make a smoothie immediately after so there is no yogurt wasted.

Notes

After testing a number of strains of probiotics and brands, Mistie suggests your probiotic should containing the following strains - Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp bulgaricus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophiles (She uses Innate Response Flora 5-14)

 

 

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Breakfast on the AIP can be difficult to get our heads wrapped around – most are used to eating pastries and pancakes or cereal – and I know not everyone’s into eating meat and veggies every morning! Since it’s so hard not to yearn for a bowl of warm cereal on a crisp autumn morning I decided to take the opportunity on this first day of fall to bring you my latest coconut-free creation – TigerNuts Pear Porridge!  And yes ma’am – it still contains veg! But – shhhh – your family probably won’t even notice!

TigerNuts

If you’re just getting started on the AIP and you haven’t heard of TigerNuts, I’m sure you’ll be running across recipes soon that call for one iteration of them or another.

TigerNuts flour was one of the first ingredients I decided to try when I started my personal AIP journey, and I have to say they’re probably one of my favorite AIP dietary discoveries. You’ll find lots of recipes posted in my AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group that calls for them, and I think the flour makes some of the most realistic, crunchy AIP cookies I’ve ever tried. 

Before we go any further, you should know that they’re not nuts at all, they’re actually tubers, so they’re 100% AIP elimination stage compliant! Woohoo! (You can learn more about them in my post about unfamiliar foods you’ll run into on your AIP journey – click here.)

Coconut Free

If you’re sensitive to coconut, you’ll want to pay careful attention to TigerNuts as they can often come to the rescue – TigerNuts butter, oil, milk, flour, flakes and more – so be sure to check them out! You can find lots of TigerNuts products in our affiliate shop, Shop AIP where you can save 10% on your first order with our exclusive coupon code – AIPRecipe (click here), or you can shop directly at TigerNuts USA (click here).

Looking for more Coconut Free AIP Recipes? Join us in the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group – there are oodles of recipes in our easily searchable group!

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TigerNuts Pear Porridge

Yield: 8-10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Breakfast on the AIP can be hard! Yearning for a bowl of warm cereal on a crisp autumn morning? Try my TigerNuts Pear Porridge made with veggies!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut your cauliflower into chunks. Place it in a food processor with an "S" blade and pulse until it resembles the texture of rice. Work in batches, being careful not to over-process the cauliflower - you do not want it to be a puree. You should have approximately 4 Cups of riced Cauliflower.
    NOTE: if you don't have a food processor you can use a box grater - it's just a little messier.
  2. Place all ingredients (excluding the optional toppings) in a large pan or wide, deep pot (this is my preference). You'll need to cover it during cooking, so choose something that you have a proper lid for if possible.
  3. Stir to combine well.
  4. Cook over medium heat until the porridge begins to bubble. Cover your pot and allow to simmer over low heat for about 25-30 minutes until your porridge has a creamy texture. NOTE: the TigerNuts will give this porridge a crunchy texture.
  5. Serve while warm and top with a sprinkle of shredded TigerNuts, sliced pears, sliced bananas, a sprinkle of cinnamon and lemon zest if you wish (the lemon zest really adds some bright flavor).
    NOTE: You can enjoy this cold or simply reheat in a small sauce pan (you may need to add a little water to avoid burning).

Notes

Your banana can be as ripe as you like it to be. The more ripe it is, the sweeter your porridge will be.

Want to make it banana-free? You can make this recipe with additive-free coconut milk or tigernut milk instead! Simply omit the banana and replace the 2 cups of water with coconut milk or tigernut milk. Note that you will need to add something for sweetness - try adding a couple of unsulphured medjool dates, honey or maple syrup to taste.

Don't have tigernuts? You can use unsweetened shredded coconut if you're not avoiding it.

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Matcha Veggie Energy Smoothie … that name’s a mouthful … and so is this smoothie!

Looking for a yummy, nutrient dense smoothie that won’t leave you feeling hungry in five minutes? Maybe even give you a kick of energy to get you through the day? Who needs coffee? Not you with this kick of Matcha!

I’m not usually a big smoothie fan, because I’m usually cold, but as the temps warm up I’ll often turn to one for a quick lunch or snack. I also avoid smoothies because the tasty ones are usually packed full of nothing but sugary fruit, and I really don’t care for the veggie-heavy smoothies – too green for me (I never seem to want a veggie smoothie when I actually have the fresh ingredients on hand), and raw veg is not always a friend to my delicate digestion!

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Ironically I just created this VERY GREEN, yet delicious smoothie – no fresh veg required – so convenient!

The addition of healthy fat – avocado, digest supporting papaya and the Vital Proteins Collagen Veggie Blend (inspired by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne) helps with satiety. Just half a banana adds the bit of sweetness that you need and the final magic ingredient is Sun Goddess Matcha Pique Tea Crystals (Save 5% with Coupon Code: AIP5) for a kick of energy …. this one Matcha Veggie Energy Smoothie will take you further than you standard fruity concoction!

You can read more about why I recommend Pique Tea here, and how Matcha and green tea fit in on your AIP healing journey here.

Enjoy!

Matcha Veggie Energy Smoothie

Matcha Veggie Energy Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Looking for a fast, delicious and nutrient dense smoothie? This one tastes better than it looks, I promise!

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Whiz all ingredients together in a high-speed blender
    2. Enjoy!

Notes