Healthy Fall DIY Coffee Creamers for the AIP Lifestyle

Healthy Fall DIY Coffee Creamers for the AIP Lifestyle

Oh…my dear, beloved coffee….

You haven’t been the same since I began my journey to the AIP lifestyle!

Okay, okay….I know regular caffeinated coffee isn’t AIP compliant, but I just can’t bring myself to give it up completely! I have, however, gone without it for months at a time giving myself limited access to it whenever I have a flare-up, but I just haven’t the discipline to give it up completely…just yet.

NutPods is one of my most favorite coffee creamers in the WORLD, but it can render itself a bit too pricey for my budget to keep it in constant rotation. Soooo…..I’ve been on the hunt for non-dairy AIP-compliant coffee creamer recipes that I can quickly whip up at home!

Having said that, I think I have found some Non-Dairy Coffee Creamers from christcenteredholidays.com that appear to be ‘to die for’ recipes for the AIP bound!

I have not made them yet, but I was so excited to share these recipes in hopes that it can prevent others from having to spend a whole cow’s worth amount of money on non-dairy creamers contained in a school-sized milk carton container! I mean….let’s get real for the groceries-on-a-budget peeps….these containers took me back to my primary years in elementary school. It is so hard for me to justify spending that kind of money on a creamer – especially since I use so much… It doesn’t last me long at all!

I am partial to the unsweetened creamers, hence my love for the hazelnut taste of NutPods. Therefore, my first attempt at making these homemade coffee creamers will be with the Hazelnut Coffee Creamer recipe! (Since hazelnuts are indeed a nut, it’s important to note that they are not included in AIP unless reintroduced tolerated, which I have done…. thus far.)

Here are the four healthy coffee creamers taken directly from the christcenteredholidays.com site, with my Hazelnut preference listed first!

Hazelnut Coffee Creamer Recipe

1 (5.4 ounce) can organic coconut cream
2 tbsp real maple syrup
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp raw hazelnuts
1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe

(5.4 ounce) can organic coconut cream
2/3 cup organic pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 tbsp real maple syrup
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt

Vanilla Cinnamon Coffee Creamer Recipe

(5.4 ounce) can organic coconut cream
2 tbsp real maple syrup
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe

NOTE: Since the mixing instructions for each of these healthy flavored coffee creamer recipes is the same, I’ve listed the ingredients for each recipe first and then the instructions at the end.

1 (5.4 ounce) can organic coconut cream
2 tbsp real maple syrup
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt

Recipe Instructions (for all four healthy coffee creamers):

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender (such as a Vita Mix blender) and whirl on high for one minute or until ingredients are completely combined.

Serve immediately. Store unused portion in a covered container in the refrigerator.

**NOTE: When my regular blender that I’d had for eons broke down on me, I went on the search for a blender that would be able to blend up all my veggies for my daily green smoothie, and one that was big enough to hold everything I wanted to blend (which is a LOT!) I was so very reluctant to by the Vita Mix blender, but after inquiring and getting the public’s opinion on my Instagram site (instagram.com/alifeblessed), many of you kept stating that the Vita Mix was worth the money. The one I linked is the exact Vita Mix I bought. I had to put it on the payment plan, which is interest free, by the way, because I just don’t have several hundred dollars to spend at a moment’s notice. Reluctantly, my hubby agreed to do it. He knew how serious I have been about my health and knew that I would not let it just sit in the corner of the counter unused. He knew better, which is the ONLY reason he agreed to do it.

Let me just say …. BEST MONEY I’VE EVER SPENT!! The peeps’ verdict was right:

IT IS SOOOOOO WORTH THE MONEY!!

I would LOVE for you to try these recipes and let me know which one is your FAVE!

Have a variation to any of the recipes that you think works better? Let me know!

Be sure to leave a comment so others can benefit from your discovery!

Happy day, friends. May the joy of the Lord be your strength today and every day!

xoxo,

The Turtoise Testimonial

The Turtoise Testimonial

Let’s travel backwards for a minute, shall we?

  • PIC 1: MAY 2019
  • PIC 2: EASTER 2018
  • PIC 3: JUNE 2011
  • PIC 4: MY WELLNESS STATION

There are some who know I use essential oils and have commented “You better not share that you’ve stayed above the wellness line anymore” whenever I’ve ended up below the wellness line from time to time.

I get it… I claim to use these ‘awesome’ oils & end up getting sick??

*Guys… these oils HAVE kept me above the wellness line, no doubt about that, and I’ll always proclaim that because it’s not just words I’m speaking… it’s my real life I’ve been living!

I’ve never claimed that they are “cure all – end all” remedies.

Scripture says it rains on the unjust AND the just! Likewise, even when using these oils, I will get sick at some time or another because that’s just life. I’m around people… people have germs… I’m in the environment… I’m not in a bubble; But if I can do something to help prevent an illness or reaction or to support my mental, emotional and physical health or remove things (toxic products) from my life that are endocrine disrupters, you bet your bottom dollar I’m going to do it.

And let me just add that I am not against modern medicine. I still consult with my doctor whenever I add a new Young Living supplement into my daily regimen just to make sure that it doesn’t have an adverse reaction to the modern medicine that I HAVE to take on a DAILY basis! I have the best doctor in the world; he has more knowledge in his big toe than I would ever know what to do with if I possessed it! I trust him fully and completely and I will always seek his medical advice. 

But… if I don’t HAVE to take modern meds and can combat issues with the plant-based remedies that God put here on earth for us to use, I’m all about it!

I have this one life to live. God has given me this one temple to use for His glory, so I am (in the words of my dad) determined to do my part here on earth and let God take care of the rest.

I am beyond thankful for my Young Living products… I can’t even put into words how grateful I am. I don’t want to push them on anyone… but those things I love, I love to share with others.

I started this wellness journey circa May 2018 incorporating an AIP diet as well as implementing the ‘ditch & switch’ lifestyle which includes mostly Young Living products and essential oils. I’m still progressively making the switch as it takes some time, and I, myself, am still a work in progress learning as I go.

But just look through the pics …  see the progression of how my wellness journey is going … and tell me I’m crazy.  It may be a slow progression, and I may be in turtoise mode, but slow & steady runs the race!