Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
Written by: Drew Canole
Let’s face the unfortunate truth – store bought mayo is nasty, mostly because it is filled with GMO soybean or vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and chemicals we can’t even pronounce. The good news is homemade mayo can be not only super tasty but packed with good fats and protein that your body actually needs!
Eggs are thought to be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Always go for organic eggs as these are laid by chickens fed an organic, healthy diet and who weren’t kept in disgusting cages. The nutrients in one egg are enough to turn a single cell into a whole chicken.
Eggs are a good source of protein, selenium, B vitamins and choline. Choline is important for the brain and is essential in building cell membranes. Eggs also contain antioxidants that are beneficial to eye health.
We all know lemons are fantastic. A little lemon can add great flavor to most homemade dressings and condiments. Not only that but lemons contain powerful antibacterial and anticancer properties and are also rich in vitamin C. Drinking lemon juice helps to keep the body in an alkaline state, which is important for keeping your body healthy and disease-free.
Olive Oil, sometimes called “liquid gold”, is a favorite among many health communities. It is a great source of oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, which is why switching out less healthy oils with olive oil has been shown to help lower bad cholesterol. Studies in Greece point to olive oil consumption as a way to help prevent cancer. Olive oil may also aids digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Coconut oil is one of those great multi-taskers that we use all the time here at FitLife! Not only does it pack a great nutritional punch, but it is one of the best oils you could possibly cook with because it can be heated to very high temperatures without losing its nutritional integrity or becoming rancid. Coconut oil contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties that help your body fight disease. It has also been shown to help with proper digestion.
In coconut oil, over 90% of the fatty acids are medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which makes coconut oil unique from other oils. MCT’s are easily digested and absorbed into the body. They put little strain on the digestive system and provide a quick source of energy.
- (all must be room temperature or mayo may separate):
- 4 Egg Yolks (preferably from organic eggs)
- 1 tbsp mustard (or ½ tbsp dried)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Coconut Oil (more if needed for consistency)
- Blend all the egg yolks together until smooth. This can be down by hand with a whisk or in a blender/food processor.
- Mix in lemon juice and mustard. SLOWLY begin to add in the oil. If you do this too fast it won’t emulsify well. Drop by drop at first then increase as the consistency begins to form.
- When all the oil is in and you’ve reached the desired consistency, salt and pepper to taste, and then store in a glass jar. Lasts for about a week refrigerated.
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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