September 01, 2014

Paleo Vanilla Milkshake (AIP, Dairy Free, GAPS, SCD, Paleo)

Happy Monday everyone! Now normally I wouldn't be calling Mondays happy but since it is a long weekend this one definitely is. Are you doing anything special this weekend? Do you have it off? I am still in the Okanagan enjoying the last bit of summer before returning to Calgary. I am not ready for summer to be over. At. All. I am dreading having to put tights and coats back on in the coming weeks. But it is pretty much a given that come September 1st the weather in Calgary transitions to fall. We are definitely a city that gets all four seasons. Even if some of them are way too short (umm summer), and winter just way too long. If you live here you know what I mean.

After posting a picture of this Dairy Free Vanilla Milkshake on Instagram a little while ago I have had many requests to post the recipe. So here it is friends! I hope you like it. You better make this one before it gets too cold out to enjoy a nice cold dessert.

Speaking of Instagram, are you guys on it? If not you should be! It is so addicting let me tell you. I have been trying to post more pictures on there lately so I would love it if you followed me! I often post recipes when I first make them, ahead of their reveal on the blog, so you can be kept in the loop of the happenings in my kitchen if you are interested. You can follow me here.

Can I just say what is with highway driving lately?? I had to drive to the airport two days in a row, and both days the highway was closed due to bad accidents. I have never seen that before. Is it getting crazy where you live too? Or is this a special Okanagan long weekend event? A trip that would normally take an hour took me 3 hours yesterday! Not fun. And if you know me you know that I am not a patient person. I hate things that waste my time. And I definitely classify being stuck in a car for 3 hours as a waste of time. You can only imagine how relieved I was to finally make it home! Grrr.

Ok rant over. Sorry you had to listen to that. Hopefully the recipe below will make it all worthwhile. It's a good one I promise.

Now I should mention that there is some controversy on whether vanilla extract is autoimmune paleo (AIP) friendly or not. I know many people on the AIP who tolerate vanilla extract without any difficulties, but I also know others who strictly avoid it since it is considered to be from a seed. I just wanted to mention this in case it affects you. Either way, the vanilla been seeds are NOT considered AIP friendly so if you are following this diet please use the vanilla extract option that is listed.

But this dessert is definitely gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, nut free and compatible with the SCD and GAPS diets. So whatever your dietary restrictions this one should work for you! And speaking of gluten free… have you heard about the Women's Gluten Free Health Summit? If not you should definitely check it out! There are some amazing speakers lined up and since I am an affiliate you get your registration for free!! Yep you heard me correctly. To take advantage of this amazing opportunity please click on the link below.

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Happy eating everyone!


1 ripe banana
1 can full fat coconut milk (I recommend this organic and BPA free brand
1/2 cup melted organic coconut butter (I like this kind
seeds from one vanilla pod or 1 TBSP organic vanilla extract
1-2 TBSP honey (depending on how sweet you want it to be) 
pinch sea salt
2 TBSP Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate (the one in the green container)


1. Place all the ingredients, except the gelatin, into a blender and blend well until smooth
2. Add the gelatin and stir well until it dissolves
3. Transfer to a large glass, jar or other storage container and let sit in the fridge overnight. This allows the milkshake to thicken. 
4. Serve and enjoy!

Yield: 1-2 servings

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  1. Will the great lakes gelatin Red container's what I have on hand? Thank you

    1. HI Jerri-Lynn. Unfortunately the red container gelatin won't work as it won't dissolve in the cold liquid. My general rule of thumb is red container = warm recipes and cold container = cold recipes. Hope that helps!

    2. i also have the red container... can i just dissolve my gelatin in a little hot water and then add it? Thanks in advance, I just bought this gelatin and I'm still learning how to use it! :)

    3. Cheryl to be honest I don't know if that would work. I have never tried it. Please let me know if you do so I can let others know as well. You could also consider leaving the gelatin out. It should thicken up enough I would think without it.

  2. Decadent! Can't wait for warm California days so I can sip on this. :)

    1. Warm California weather sounds like heaven right about now!

  3. Delicious. Thanks!

    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting :)

  4. Vanilla beans are listed as a "maybe" food on AIP by Paleo Mom, but vanilla POWDER (assuming no non-AIP fillers) is a "yes."

    1. Exactly Rachel! It's always nice when there are options for everyone.

  5. Fruit is not SCD approved :-(

    1. I'm sorry you were misinformed but fruit is definitely allowed on SCD. Not in the intro stages but this recipe is not meant for those in the into stage. I encourage you to read Breaking the Viscous Cycle for more information.