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What Protein Powder Does Everyone Recommend?
I have a theory about why this question comes up ALL THE TIME … Since so many people struggle to wrap their heads around breakfast on the AIP, they tend to think of smoothies as an easy AIP fallback and then they delve desperately into trying to find a compliant protein powder so they feel full longer or because it’s easier … sound familiar?
I’ll make two points on this – #1 – AIP breakfasts really need to be more nutrient dense, and most smoothies folks make are heavy on fruit, low on fiber and not nearly as nutrient-dense as they need to be – so we need to start thinking outside the traditional breakfast box (try searching our Facebook Group for breakfast recipes – there are so many great options that aren’t that difficult). #2 – It’s VERY difficult if not impossible to find a good, AIP elimination stage compliant protein powder in regular stores (the ones that do pop up from time to time typically get bad reviews and disappear quickly from the market, so I suggest you make your life easier and stop the desperate hunt to find the holy grail of an AIP protein powder – collagen is the answer!
UDPATE: As of July 2022 Autoimmune H&N has 5 AIP Compliant Protein Powders that taste great – you can find them in my affiliate shop, Fully Healthy (formerly Shop AIP) – click here (Be sure to use coupon code AIPRecipe for 10% off your first order) – OR – As of January 2023 you can buy direct at Autoimmune Health & Nutrition and save 10% off every order with coupon code AIP10 – click here to shop.
What Collagen Brand Do You Recommend?
Where to buy: This brand is pretty readily available in health food stores, quality grocers and of course at Fully Healthy (formerly Shop AIP). (Be sure to use coupon code AIPRecipe for 10% off your first order – coupons page.)
What About Plant Based Protein Powder?
This is another biggie that I get all the time. Unfortunately, for the most part the plant based powders are not elimination stage compliant – they typically contain soy or pea protein. If you’ve moved on to reintroductions, there are some good clean options out there. Watch the labels carefully and you may find some that are quite good. I’ve added a few to the reintroductions/paleo section of my Amazon storefronts – you can find those by clicking here.
What’s The Difference Between Collagen & Gelatin?
The major difference is how you consume them. In a nutshell, gelatin gels – collagen does not – so you choose your product based on how you’re trying to use it.
Check out my full post on Gelatin vs. Collage – click here.
Take Me To The Recipes!
Looking for ways to incorporate collagen and gelatin into your daily AIP healing journey? Use the search feature in our Facebook Group for recipes like: smoothies, gummies, jello, marshmallows and more. Simply try searching the group for collagen or gelatin – you’ll be surprised what comes up!