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An AIP paleo coconut treat made with grass-fed gelatin and coconut cream. With only 3 simple ingredients, coconut jelly is sure to become a regular.
Early into my AIP diet, I needed a little something that would feel like a treat. However, there aren’t many choices for sweeteners while on an autoimmune protocol.
Since I’ve been a long time low carber, I wasn’t about to ruin that by adding in high carb natural sweeteners. I ended up doing The Meyers Way which allows stevia to be used.
I’ve never had issues with stevia, so I added some coconut stevia drops to up the flavor. That added just the right amount of sweetness to the coconut jelly and enhanced the flavor.
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It’s said that stevia, even the powdered dry green leaves, may wreak havoc on hormones. Perhaps if you consume too much of it, but a little here and there shouldn’t be an issue.
To be safe, I avoided sweeteners of any kind while on my elimination diet. Instead, I’d just grab a handful of berries to sweeten my dairy free coconut yogurt or as a little snack.
It’s a good thing I like coconut because I ate a lot of it during my elimination phase. I’m at the 30 day mark now and I’m ready to start testing foods again.
I already know I have an egg white sensitivity, so I’ll continue to avoid them. But, egg yolks are very nutrient dense and don’t bother me so I’m looking forward to testing out a new custard recipe with coconut milk.
In addition to these bite sized coconut jelly treats, I also snacked on coconut wraps. They were like fruit roll-ups to me. I didn’t even bother using them to make a sandwich.
To keep myself well stocked with coconut cream, coconut milk, and coconut wraps, I’ve been shopping at Thrive Market. I also like to stock up on bone broth from Thrive.
If you do a lot of shopping, the yearly membership fee is well worth the cost. It’s like a wholesale market for natural and organic foods. And, their prices are much better than Amazon and come with free shipping if you order over $49.
The coconut cream I used in the coconut jelly is the Let’s Do Organic brand which doesn’t contain any guar gum. The gum is made from a seed which is avoided on AIP so I didn’t want it to interfere with the elimination.
Now that I’ve finished the elimination diet, I’ve started to reintroduce foods into my diet. Tomato is the first food that I tried and so far I haven’t had any obvious symptoms.
Although I did the AIP diet to calm down my immune system, an added benefit was that I lost six pounds without trying. I think those lingering pounds were sticking around because of food induced inflammation.
Today’s dairy has been shown to be very inflammatory so I doubt I’ll ever reintroduce it back into my diet. I do love cheese so I might see how I do with goat and sheep milk.
For those of you struggling with losing weight, I encourage you to give an elimination diet a try. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. And it made me realize that I don’t need eggs, dairy, nuts, or seeds.
Despite the bad photos, I hope you give this coconut cream gelatin recipe a try. It’s an easy dairy free treat that’s quick and easy to make.
Low Carb AIP Paleo Coconut Jelly Recipe
Coconut Jelly - An easy AIP Treat
An AIP paleo coconut treat made with grass-fed gelatin and coconut cream. With only 3 simple ingredients, this coconut jello is sure to become a regular.
Soften gelatin in water for about a minute. Add hot water and stir well to dissolve.
Pour coconut cream into a medium saucepan. Heat on medium to a slow boil.
Add gelatin water to saucepan. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sweetener and or extract if using.
Pour into an 8x8-inch baking dish. Refrigerate until set.
To cut back on fat, you can use one can coconut milk and one can coconut cream. The cream does give a better flavor so I don't recommend using all coconut milk.