Remember yogurt? You know, back before you couldn’t have dairy? Maybe you’ve looked into other options at the grocery store, only to find some weird, or unpronounceable ingredient lurking. Or maybe you tried to make yogurt in your pressure cooker with less than desirable results. To you, my fellow AIPeople, I present… FAUX-gurt. It has a similar texture to Greek yogurt, once it has completely chilled and set. I was never a huge yogurt eater before AIP, but I do enjoy a few bites as something sweet(ish) to finish off a meal, or for an afternoon snack.
A couple of recipe notes:
* I always try to use the least amount of *sweet* as possible in my recipes because we need to be careful with the sugars we consume to heal. If you want more sweetener in here, I will leave that up to you…
* I’ve been specific about the kind of coconut milk to use because I found waaaaay too much diversity in various coconut milk brands. Some have gums, or cellulose in them. Some are just too watery! (Trader Joe’s, I’m looking at you. 👀) There may be other brands that will work, but I can’t vouch for them. If you can’t find AROY-D in your store, you can find it here. Or you could just use whatever coconut milk you normally use. Just don’t come after me if you end up with peach soup, K? 😀
Peach Vanilla Faux-gurt By http://www.wendisaipkitchen.com
- 1 14-oz. can AROY-D coconut milk
- 1 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 T. arrowroot starch/flour
- 1/3 C. fresh peaches, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 T. maple syrup
- 1 1/2 t. alcohol free vanilla
- In a saucepan over medium high heat, stirring constantly, reduce coconut milk to about 2/3 of its volume. You’ll end up with an amount just shy of two cups. Take it off the heat.
- In a small, lidded container, place lemon juice and arrowroot starch. Shake vigorously. Whisk this mixture into the coconut milk. It will thicken immediately.
- Stir in the rest of the ingredients, then transfer all to a glass pint jar. Put the lid on, then refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
- Voilà! Faux-gurt!
All right. So there’s the recipe. If you’re still scrolling, I want to share some good news with you. We are all on this AIP journey to better our health. I don’t know how you came to this style of eating, but I DO know that it is DIFFICULT. Today, I offer you a bit of hope/encouragement.
As a result of my most recent blood work, my doc has asked me to REDUCE my meds a bit, and cut my Vitamin D supplementing in half. What…? That is a first! Hooray! But wait! There’s more!
In this community, we have tons of anecdotal information that AIP can help folks with autoimmune disease, but little hard, scientific evidence. Now, a medical study is being done to determine the efficacy of the AIP diet on Hashimoto’s! Find out all about it here.
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