Easy and Delicious Clean Eating Mayonnaise

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in Blog, Nutrition, Recipes | 0 comments

Easy and Delicious Clean Eating Mayonnaise

Clean Eating Mayonnaise

I recently embarked on an epic nutritional adventure with the legendary Sagi Kalev.  As part of the process, he has given me a short (and I mean SHORT) list of acceptable foods to use in my meal plan for the time being.  This was a scary proposition at first, as many of the foods -and ESPECIALLY herbs and spices-I was unfamiliar with using on a regular basis.  I feared I would have to resort to nothing but unseasoned chicken and spinach at each and every meal.  The GREAT news is, that having that short list really forced me to get out of my comfort zone and start getting creative with what I’m eating and how I’m preparing it.  Because I’m a busy person, this also means adding in the element of Quick Fix to my meals as I don’t have all day to be tending to cooking!  So began my quest to quickly create great tasting meals from boring foods.  Enter flavor enhancer #1….Easy and Delicious Clean Eating Mayonnaise!

Now let me set something straight, mayonnaise is a substance that has been looooong banned from our household.  Since the day we started Clean Eating, I had searched for an acceptable commercially produced version, but was sadly unable to find true Clean Eating Mayonnaise.  A quick glance at the ingredient list simply ended in disappointment despite the hopeful beginning of a healthy looking label.  Our only allowable oils were olive oil and coconut oil, and I just never could find one that used only one of those…it was always mixed with something else, like canola oil, that was on our unacceptable list.  So imagine my unadulterated GLEE when I discovered that good ol’ mayo was going to reenter our lives!  Making it at home is both EASY and incredibly CHEAP-a happy combo by anyone’s definition.  You could make 5 batches in the time it would take you to drive to the store and back!  So without further ado, here’s the recipe for Clean Eating Mayonnaise, and the SECRET you MUST KNOW on how to make it!

clean eating mayonnaise

Clean Eating Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  1. PATIENCE
  2. 1 raw extra large egg yolk (wash the shell before breaking and save the white for making yummy homemade seasoned nuts!)
  3. 2-3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice OR vinegar
  4. 1 tsp unrefined sea salt (or Himalayan Salt) 
  5. 1 cup EXTRA LIGHT TASTING Olive Oil (the regular extra virgin stuff will be too strong, save it for your salad!)
  6. PATIENCE

Method:

  1. Put the first four ingredients into a small bowl or food processor and whisk/blend for 1-2 minutes. Do not cut this step short, give it a good long blend.  (My hand mixer came with a whisk attachment which is what I used.  You will need serious arm power for this if you try to hand whisk!)
  2. WHILE CONTINUOUSLY WHISKING/BLENDING, add ONE DROP of oil into the bowl.  Then add TWO DROPS more.  Next start using a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon to add  1/4 tsp at a time.  Do this 5-6 times.  This part seems tedious but it’s really just a short bit and you’ll be able to add more as the mayo becomes more stable.
  3.  Move up to your teaspoon and repeat step 2.
  4. Move up to your tablespoon and repeat step 2.
  5. Once you’ve added about 1/4 of the total amount of oil you started with, you can begin to add the oil more quickly.  Don’t pour it all in at once, but drizzle it in at a slow steady pace, stopping 2-3 times to make sure it’s all being incorporated thoroughly.

That’s it!  Clean Eating Mayonnaise in just a few minutes!  Your patience is required at the beginning, but will be rewarded with the most delicious, creamy and healthful mayo you could possible get your hands on.  Enjoy!

You’ll find more clean eating recipes added to my blog regularly, so subscribe and check back often!  I also lead 30 day Clean Eating Challenge groups for those wanted to learn more about the ‘how and why’ of clean eating, while committing to 30 days of eliminating processed foods from their diets.  Full meal plans with recipes are provided, along with the nutritional support of Shakeology.

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