Happy Thursday, everyone!
What a week this has been. My family somehow contracted what seems like the flu. My daughter came down with it last Friday, my son caught it Sunday, my husband noticed he had it on Tuesday then I got it yesterday. Yuck! It’s been awful. Thankfully, as of today, we’re all doing much better. 🙂
Today marks the third week of Eat This, Not That – AIP Edition! If you remember from last Wednesday, this is where I’ll highlight some genius AIP compatible products that are clever substitutes for mainstream food choices. It’s important to find substitutes for foods you love to keep from feeling deprived! Give yourself options.
“Failing to plan means planning to fail.” Brian Tracy
The truth it, it’s HARD to be perfect at the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet, especially when you’re used to the standard American diet. Cold turkey off convenience foods tends to be the worst.
For all you AIP newbies (like me!), it can be frustrating at first to learn about all the foods you *can’t* have. That feeling tends to be isolating. It would simplify things a lot to learn about AIP compatible substitutes for old favorites, right? It certainly would take the brain work, and well.. actual work, out of making everything from scratch.
Those of you who have major autoimmune diseases, who seek healing so passionately, may not find the transition into AIP as challenging because the remission you find is absolutely worth the struggle. But even for folks like you, who take to AIP like a fish to water, it’s still nice to know you have some healthy, perfectly compatible alternatives available to you.
This time we’re talking about DRINKS! ♥
1) Coffig Roasted Fig Beverage
Since coffee is a no go on the AIP diet, you may want to give Coffig Roasted Fig Beverage a try. Coffig is a caffeine free coffee substitute made completely out of black figs. Sounds a bit strange but according to reviews, it’s pretty good!
This is on my list of funky AIP compliant products to try. 😉
Want some? You can place on online order via Amazon.
2) Spindrift Sparkling Water
This one gets me all excited because I am a BIG sparkling water fan. And the great news about Spindrift Sparkling Water, is it’s way better than La Croix. Not only is the taste better, but it’s AIP compliant so there are no added acids or natural flavors – just real juice and water! There’s a ton of varieties too.
3) Harmless Coconut Water
Next up is Harmless Coconut Water! As I’ve mentioned before, this is a product that never used to have any appeal to me but discovering the awesome electrolyte content in coconut water made it worth acquiring a taste for. 😉 It’s in ideal substitute for sugary sports drinks!
4) GT’s Kombucha
Lastly, here’s a perfectly compliant brand for all you kombucha fans! GT’s Organic & Raw Kombucha is available in quite a few different varieties and is easily accessible at a wide selection of retailers.
Post Series: Eat This, Not That – AIP Edition!
Week #1: 3 Brilliant Food Swaps That Will Change the Way You AIP (CHIPS)
Week #2: How to STAY AIP and Not Feel Deprived (Eat This, Not That)(Snacks)
Week #3: Easy! 4 Beverage Brands That Will Keep You AIP Compliant (Drinks) – you are here!
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