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Ok. Let's talk breakfast. Eggs, blueberry muffins, coffee, cereal, toast, croissants... lovely. Except when you're on the auto immune protocol, a diet designed to help heal your body and reduce the symptoms of autoimmune disease, you're not allowed any of this.
1. Coconut milk smoothie made from a 400ml can of coconut milk, a handful of frozen blueberries, and half a banana. Add a dash of vanilla extract if you're ok with that, too.
2. AIP Banana and Coconut Pancakes
3. Pork and Leek Patties
4. Beef patties
5. Chicken soup - made from simmering leftover shredded chicken, spring onion, ginger, garlic and greens in chicken broth.
6. Leftover meats with vegetables - like sliced meatloaf, meatballs, roasted meats, patties etc.
7. AIP Breakfast Porridge
8. Green Plantain Pancakes
9. Beef Liver Paté with stir-fried greens
10. AIP Plantain wraps - just roll up with your favourite filings and out the door you go
11. Paleo Autoimmune Granola
12. Streaky bacon, half an avocado and stir-fried veggies - try grated courgette (zucchini) and carrot fried in a little coconut oil until softened and seasoned with salt
13. Breakfast Hash - this pork, sweet potato and red onion hash is perfect for breakfast as it has a slight sausage flavour thanks to the pinch of mace. Use your favourite minced meat - turkey and chicken work well, too.
14. Ginger Chicken with Courgette Noodles
15. Quick Bramley Apple Pie Pudding
16. Frozen Berries with Whipped Coconut Cream
17. Salmon fillet pan-fried in coconut oil with stir-fried vegetables and avocado.
18. Leftover cooked roasted shredded chicken with greens, avocado and a ladleful of freshly made chicken broth (this is my favourite breakfast the morning after I put a crockpot on to make bone broth overnight).
19. AIP Macaroons - One thing you miss on AIP is the convenience of grabbing a croissant out of the packet if you're in a real rush first thing in the morning. These macaroons are lovely - I've made them - and are handy for when you just need to get out of the door quickly, or keep you going with a bite until you can cook something more substantial
20. Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes - I'd have one just to keep me going if I was in a rush - but you'd still have to eat something 'proper' later on...
21. AIP Argentine Puchero - or any leftover stew - just spoon any leftovers of this into a bowl and reheat - you won't be hungry again until lunchtime - no snacking required!
22. Smoked salmon with salad greens, olive oil and avocado
23. AIP Cookies - this recipe includes chocolate chips - just leave them out for an AIP-compliant cookie to have handy for a quick bite in the morning before you can get proper breakfast started
24. Vegetable soup - just veggies fried with onion and then blitzed with hot stock - a good way to get broth into your diet
25. Leftover shredded cooked meat, bacon, mushrooms, spring onion and courgettes - to make a small stir-fry, perfect for a quick veggie-packed breakfast
26. Prawns/shrimp/crayfish salad with lettuce, sliced avocado - with an apple cider and olive oil dressing if you like
27. Flaked cooked salmon with raw spinach leaves, olive oil and black olives
28. Green Smoothie - made with kale, apple celery - lots of recipes for these online (just make sure they're AIP compliant and don't contain yoghurt)
29. Butternut Squash, Kale, Ground Beef Breakfast Bowl - this recipe includes garam masala and curry spices - just omit the spices as they're not AIP compliant, and use a pinch of mace and dried thyme instead.
On AIP? What are your favourite breakfasts to add to this list?
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