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,

Fabulous Finds!

Fabulous Finds!

Oh my goodness…Amazon never ceases to amaze me!  I just love the convenience of their 2-day shipping, and the fact that you can find so many things you are looking for at such an affordable price is also huge plus!

Today’s finds prove to be some FABULOUS bargains!  I found some things that are good for helping transition you from summer to fall.  (It is FINALLY beginning to feel like fall around here, and I’m so ready!!)

Todaies Womens Hoodie Blouse Womens Pullover T-Shirt Plaid Hoodie Long Sleeve Blouse TopTodaies Women’s Hoodie Blouse – This hoodie is perfect for fall, and it comes in navy and red, and it is $5.49!!  (What-What??!!)  The sizes also range from small to 3x, so this is a fabulous find! I’m loving the pocket in the front!

Duseedik-dress New Women's Blouse,Duseedik Ladies Hot Sale Zipper Long Sleeve Blouse Loose Summer Vest Shirt

Duseedik Ladies Zipper Long Sleeve Blouse Loose Summer Vest Shirt – Y’all … $2.85!!!  It comes in black, blue and red, in sizes Small – XLarge.  I love how it hides the mommy pooch as well as the junk in the trunk!  

Todaies Women Top Casual Matching Color Long Sleeve Top Button Loose Plaid Shirt Blouse TopTodaies Casual Long Sleeve Button Loose Plaid Blouse – Another Todaies goody … for $6.96, also good for fall.  Look at the colors!  This one also comes in red plaid ranging from sizes Small-XLarge. 

Car Trunk Organizer - Premium Water Resistant Grocery Storage Bag with Strong Handles Who DOESN’T need this Car Trunk Organizer??  At $16.99, it’s a great way to keep your groceries and what-nots from sliding all around in the back of your vehicle.  Great for hauling tail-gate supplies, too!

Todaies Women Lace Floral Open Cape Casual Coat Loose Blouse Kimono Jacket CardiganTodaies Women Lace Floral Open Casual Loose Kimono Cardigan – This little beauty also comes in black and in a wide variety of sizes – from Small to 3x – for just $6.89.  I love the feminine look of the lace as well as the loose fit. It just looks like it’s ready to capture that fall breeze!

Clearance Todaies Womens Long Sleeve Blouses Round Neck T Shirts Color Block Striped Causal Blouses Tops

Todaies Womens Long Sleeve Round Neck T-Shirts  –  This little comfy, cozy long sleeve T-shirt comes in 4 different colors (soft shades) ranging from Small – 2X for $6.29.  Can’t you just imagine wearing this one with leggings & fuzzy socks, having a blanket wrapped around you as you sip on a cup of coffee watching a football game or binge-watching your favorite Netflix series? 

Sunland Microfiber Makeup Remover Facial Cloths Chemical Free Face Cleaning Towel 8inchx16inch purple 3 PackMicrofiber Makeup Remover Facial Cloths – Now, I cannot attest for these particular facial cloths, but I can attest to the fact that if you aren’t using microfiber cloths to remove your makeup, you don’t know what you’ve been missing!  These things work so stinkin’ good, they just grab that makeup right off your face leaving your face feeling squeaky clean! I promise…it’s like you can almost hear the ‘squeak’ whenever you are washing your face with them!  — I wear waterproof mascara, so what I do before washing my face is to use tGarnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For Waterproof Makeup, 13.5 fl. oz.he Garnier Micellar Water to remove the mascara and then I let the microfiber cloth use its magic to do the rest!  This happens to be one of my most favorite finds ever!  Well…. 2 of my most favorite finds!

 I talked about these Swisspers Exfoliating Rounds in one of my other posts.  I use them for so many things, and removing my mascara is just one!

Well…I’m gonna leave it at that for now, friends.  Hope you are able to get in on the fabulous finds for today that won’t break the bank!

Blessings to you today and every day,

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