Saturday, November 1, 2014

Winter Spice Shake

This is an AIP compliant (autoimmune paleo) treat, reminiscent of an eggnog milkshake.   It's also super quick and easy to whip up if you have frozen bananas on hand.   Our Kroger sells overripe bananas on clearance and I like to stock up.  I peel, cut into fourths, and freeze. Then just throw them in smoothies or shakes.    Grass fed gelatin is great for you, here's a link from Grass Fed Girl that goes through some of it's benefits.   This recipe has some things in it you may not keep on hand, like the collagen hydrosylate and Mace, but if you're following the AIP protocol, they are worth ordering. The collagen can be stirred into broths, soups, smoothies, etc.  The mace is a good substitute for nutmeg (seed based spices are out on the strict elimination phase of AIP and nutmeg is a seed. Mace and nutmeg are actually from the same tree.)  It is a bit spicier than nutmeg, almost like a cinnamon-nutmeg mix.

Winter Spice Shake

2 frozen bananas (very slightly softened, just let sit at room temperature for a few minutes)
1 cup full fat canned coconut milk (I like this one as the can is BPA free and the only ingredient is coconut)
1/2 cup coconut water (we use this one)
2 TBS collagen hydrosylate  (this one from Great Lakes Gelatin is what we like, make sure you get the green can as the red can is used for setting liquids, and you don't want that in this shake)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground Mace
small pinch sea salt

Throw it all in the blender and serve.  

*adapted from a recipe from Healing Family Eats

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