Vanilla Cinnamon Coconut Creamer (gluten/dairy free $ AIP friendly)
Lately I’ve been indulging in an almost (but not quite) healthy nondairy creamer from my local health food store. But it still has some questionable ingredients in it, like gums to thicken it, and almond milk, which I just don't like the taste of. So as we come up to the anniversary of when I became a Mama, I’m REALLY putting MYSELF first (for the first time since becoming Luna’s Mama) and getting my health and wellness back in order!
So my delicious packaged treat had TO GO and I figured the ingredients that were good in the product were so limited, why the heck couldn't I just create a healthier version of my own to replace it?! . So I created my own non dairy cinnamon vanilla creamer and I actually like it WAYYYYY better! And best if all, it’s soooooo simple to make!
This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, lower carb, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, Whole30 compliant, & keto friendly!
$ 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 recipe is heavy in water, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
$ A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:
*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well! *
Be sure your coconut milk is full fat and unsweetened. For the strict phase of the AIP, be sure there are no added gums (the only ingredients should be coconut/coconut meat and water).
$ Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
small sauce pan or microwave safe glass bowl
Cinnamon Vanilla Coconut Creamer
(gluten/dairy free & AIP friendly)
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 1 minute Yield: about 2 cups
1 can (13.5 oz.) full fat, unsweetened, gum free coconut milk
¼ cup maple syrup, honey, date syrup, or coconut sugar
½-1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
How to Create this Recipe:
Open a can of coconut milk and empty all contents into a small sauce pan (or macro wave safe bowl) and heat just until the milk melts down and is warm (or for ~1 minute in the microwave).
Place the warm milk, sugar of choice, cinnamon, vanilla and salt into a high-powered blender (I use my Vitamix).
Blend on high until all ingredients are incorporated and the creamer is smooth and frothy looking.
Store in a glass container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
Play around with using the different minimally processed sugars that are listed above because they all yield such different flavor profiles. My favorite is the maple syrup.
Oh and the creamer may separate a bit in the fridge so be sure to give it a good shake before using it to reincorporate it!
And, thank you to a follower's worry about making this and it going to waste, this can be frozen into individual serving "creamer cubes" that you can just pull out and melt/defrost when needed so NOTHING goes to waste!
Serving Size: 1 tbsp. (based off of 32 servings total)
Fat: 2 g
Carbs: 2 g
Protein: 0 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.