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Carne Asada 2.0 (gluten/nightshade free, AIP, paleo)

Since starting the Autoimmune Protocol, I have found that recreating my favorite dishes to be AIP friendly is a must for me! So when we invited family over to barbecue up some of my fabulous Paleo Carne Asada (recipe found HERE), I didn’t want to miss out on the deliciousness.

How can I make AIP friendly Carne Asada when almost all the spices in my Paleo version are out of the question??

Creativity my friends, creativity!

While this Carne Asada isn’t exactly an even swap for my Paleo version, it might be even better!! There’s SO MUCH flavor packed into this marinade, I promise it’ll make any meat lover happy. 

This recipe is Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, lower carb, paleo, primal, Keto friendly, Whole30 compliant, & nightshade free!

What Makes this High-Vibing Food?

  • First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!

  • You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!

  • This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.

  • Contains iron, which is supportive for your root chakra.

  • Contains zinc, which is needed for thousands of chemical reactions in your body involving protein, so it is also supportive to the root chakra.

  • This recipe is full of healthy fats and oils, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.

  • This is an ethnic foodrecipe, which supports both the throat and root chakras as eating these foods helps one to connect with other cultures, opening up communication.

Equipment Needed o Create this Recipe:

  • meat mallet

  • mixing bowl

  • medium casserole dish

  • measuring cups/spoons

  • grill or grill pan

  • big tongs, safe for grilling


Carne Asada, 2.0

(gluten free, nightshade free, & AIP/paleo)

Prep time: 1.5-4 hours Cook time: 5-10 minutes Yield: 4


  • 1 lb. beef lion steak (or flank steak will work) 

  • 2 limes, juice of 

  • 1 large orange, juice of 

  • ¼ cup avocado oil 

  • ¼ cup red onion, roughly chopped

  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 

  • 1 tbsp. raw garlic, chopped 

  • 3 tsp. dried oregano 

  • 3 tsp. garlic granules 

  • 2 tsp. onion granules 

  • 2 tsp. dried cilantro

  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

  • ¾ tsp. sea salt

Optional fixings:

How to Create this Recipe:

  1. First, tenderize your beef. Do this by freezing your beef for about 30-60 minutes before hand. Then, begin by laying a towel down on your counter, followed by a cutting board. Using a meat mallet, the spiked side, pound the steaks a few times on each side. Focus on the thicker parts of the steak. 

  2. Set steak aside in a medium casserole dish and make the marinade by mixing all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl. 

  3. Once mixed, pour the marinade over the steaks and mix until it’s coating them well. Place in the fridge and marinate for at least 1 hour, up to 3 hours. 

  4. Heat your grill to medium-high. Cook each steak for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked to desired doneness; this will depend on the thickness of your meat. Discard any remaining marinade. 

  5. Once cooked, allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting. 

  6. Enjoy with a homemade Tortilla Wraps, my  Creamy Mango Salsa , guacamole, and lettuce/cabbage to make the perfect Carne Asada Tacos! 



Serving Size: 1 (based off of 4 servings total)

Calories: 373

Fat: 26 g

Carbs: 5 g

Protein: 30 g

*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.


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