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Breakfast can be the most important meal of the day, and it’s essential to eat a healthy breakfast if you’re following The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet. The AIP diet is an elimination diet that can help reduce inflammation and improve gut health, and it’s essential to choose breakfast foods that comply with the diet.

Here are some delicious and nutritious AIP Diet breakfast ideas to get you started:

AIP Diet breakfast bowls are a great way to start your day with a satisfying and nutrient-packed meal. Simply combine your favorite AIP-compliant foods in a bowl, such as roasted sweet potatoes, cooked chicken or sausage, avocado, and berries. Add a dollop of coconut yogurt or ghee for extra creaminess. An amazing one is the AIP Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Kale

AIP Diet smoothies are another quick and easy way to get a nutrient-rich breakfast. Simply blend your favorite AIP-compliant fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, berries, greens, and avocado. You can also add a scoop of AIP-friendly collagen powder, such as Primal Kitchen Collagen Powder, to add some protein. Some great gut-healing AIP-friendly smoothie recipes can be found here

AIP Diet pancakes and waffles are a fun and delicious way to start your day. Simply make a batch of your favorite AIP-compliant pancake or waffle batter and cook them in a greased pan or waffle iron. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as berries and coconut yogurt.

AIP Diet muffins are a great on-the-go breakfast option. Simply bake a batch of your favorite 

AIP-compliant muffins beforehand, and grab one on your way out the door in the morning. There are many different AIP-compliant muffin recipes available online, so you’re sure to find one that you love.

One thing to remember about eating breakfast while on the AIP diet is that it doesn’t have to be typical breakfast food. Leftovers from dinner the night before or lunch are also great options when on the Autoimmune protocol diet. 

Here are some additional AIP Diet breakfast ideas:

  • AIP sweet potato and turkey breakfast hash
  • AIP breakfast porridge
  • AIP breakfast sausage with sweet potato hash
  • AIP breakfast cookies or muffins
  • AIP smoothies
  • AIP chia seed pudding with berries and coconut milk
  • AIP protein shake made with coconut milk, fruit, and protein powder

Breakfast is also a time to ensure you are getting enough to eat throughout the day and to ensure that you are all getting enough carbohydrates. I hear from clients that when they first start the AIP diet, they are not getting enough to eat, mainly carbohydrates. However, it doesn’t need to be that way! This is just a change in what you eat and getting used to it. Carbohydrates are an essential part of that. Carbohydrates are an important part of the AIP diet, like any other healthy diet. They provide our bodies with energy and are also essential for brain function, digestion, and gut health.

The AIP diet eliminates certain types of carbohydrates, such as grains, legumes, and starchy vegetables. However, it is still essential to include some carbohydrates, especially from nutrient-dense sources such as fruits, vegetables, and root vegetables.

Here are some benefits of carbohydrates on the AIP diet:

Energy: Carbohydrates are our body’s primary energy source. When we eat carbohydrates, they are broken down into glucose, which our cells use for energy.

Brain function: Carbohydrates are also essential for brain function. The brain uses glucose for energy, which is also vital for producing neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that allow our brain cells to communicate with each other.

Digestion: Carbohydrates are also important for digestion. Fiber, which is a type of carbohydrate, helps to keep our digestive system healthy and regular.

Gut health: Carbohydrates are also essential for gut health. The gut microbiome, the community of trillions of bacteria that live in our gut, needs carbohydrates to thrive.

When choosing carbohydrates on the AIP diet, it is crucial to focus on nutrient-dense sources, such as

Fruits: Berries, bananas, apples, pears, oranges, grapefruit, etc.

Vegetables: Non-starchy vegetables such as leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and bell peppers

Root vegetables: Sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, parsnips, cassava, plantains, taro, and beets.

Talk to your autoimmune nutritionist if you are unsure how many carbohydrates you should eat on the AIP diet. They can help you create a personalized meal plan that meets your needs.

No matter what your preferences are, there are many delicious and nutritious AIP Diet breakfast options to choose from. So get creative and experiment with different recipes until you find the ones you love.

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About Stephanie

Stephanie has earned the AIP Certified Coach Practitioner certificate, completed her internship at Elevate Health, clinical rotation at NUNM, then went onto open her own practice, Nutrition for Autoimmunity. She graduated from Portland State University and earned a master’s degree in Nutrition from National University of Natural Medicine.

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