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Sweetened condensed milk sorbet (light ice cream)

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Did you know that sugar is actually a powerful metabolic food that feeds every cell in your body? The biggest problem though, is that we all eat it incorrectly, then blame the sugar for being bad for us. Anyway, that’s a thought bubble for another post!

So for those who still allow a little sugar in your life, here is a super easy vanilla ice cream that easily trumps store bought chemical-filled options, and tastes amazing!

The original recipes all over the internet made this with heavy cream, which they whipped up then added the SwCM but they had a lot of comments proclaiming it to be too rich and sickly.

Now anyone who follows the Dr Ray Peat theories of nutrition, knows that he advocates for lots of milk a day to ensure you get your RDA of calcium and to achieve this and not be overweight, he recommends low fat or skim milk.

I couldn’t actually find a milk sorbet recipe that did this except for this one, which used water!

So I thought if water can taste good, then low fat milk can do it too. And so it does – spectacularly.

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So here’s the recipe, let’s get cooking:-

Sweetened condensed milk sorbet (Light ice cream)

What’s in it…

1 x 400g can sweetened condensed milk – reduced fat

3 cups milk – low fat (2%) pasture fed

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp salt

How you do it…

In a saucepan, add the milk, vanilla and salt. Start to heat the mixture on medium heat stirring a couple of times.

Then slowly pour in your sweetened condensed milk and keep stirring until the mix heats to simmering.

Take off the heat.

Now if you have an ice cream maker – by all means put it in that.

However if you don’t, then pour into a long flat lunchbox or plastic container – as the flatter you can make the mix, the quicker it freezes and then it’s easier to scoop out.

If the container is too tall, it will still work, but be more difficult.

If you can, mix it a couple of times as it is freezing. (If you forget or can’t be bothered then don’t worry about it too much.)

After freezing for 4 hours or overnight, leave on the bench for about 5 mins then scoop and serve.

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Now it does have a few ice crystals in it, but I don’t mind this as it still tastes amaze-balls and I’m just happy to be having my scoop of ice cream every day!

However if you hate it, here is a solution….

Another trick I tried in my 3rd batch of making this, I left the frozen batch out on the bench for about half an hour and it started to melt. So I thought I would see what happened if I put it all in a food processor and give it a bit of a whiz and then freeze it again. Well, it just came out even smoother with no ice crystals in it. So if you or your family are fussy about that, then that’s how you do it.

Ideally if you were a super whiz in the kitchen and had time, you might like to make your own SwCM, so you know where the milk came from and even make it with honey if you wanted – that won’t be me any time soon – but just in case it’s you, here is a link to a recipe.

So the sky’s the limit once you get the basic vanilla down – I’m thinking maybe Choc Chip with PB fudge or Mango Ripple? Oh my!

Enjoy and feed those healthy hormones with sugar and nutrients!

 

Kristy x

‘Nutella’ Cheesecake (nut free)

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As I’ve mentioned before, I am moving away from cakes and slices being made of all nuts because…

  1. They’re hard to digest
  2. They’re full of polyunsaturated fats, which we now know when eaten in excess, mess with a cell’s ability to process sugar (read more here.)

Potential cause of diabetes anyone?

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Pro Metabolic Orange Popsicles

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Apparently real orange juice is quite the recovery wonder food. We always knew it had lots of Vitamin C but it also has magnesium and when combined with sea salt, hydrolysed gelatin and coconut water it’s better for electrolyte replacement after strenuous exercise, than the chemical laden sports drinks.

Sounds good to me.

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Dr Ray Peat – fast metabolism & healthy hormones.

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Just reading some new information from Dr Ray Peat and it really interested me from a number of angles:-

  1. It encourages a healthy high metabolism
  2. It supports healthy thyroid function
  3. It supports healthy hormone function

There were stories of low carb dieters who had been low carbing for some years and their health had started to deteriorate.

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I’ve just read a book that blew my mind… Dangerous Grains

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So over a year in my new residence and I have only recently sought out my nearest library. I love libraries for their air-conditioned quiet space, loads of magazines to read and newspapers and yes I am a reading nerd but since Big Bang Theory, nerds are cool, so all is well.

My reading material is always factual stuff, or is that non-fiction? What’s the difference? Why do we need two words that are the same thing? It’s like calling milk – non orange juice. It’s weird.

Anyway, I read mostly health books of course and a little self-help stuff (firm believer in taking responsibility for your own life) and had a list of a few titles that I wanted to find there. All were out with one in particular that I wanted being taken only a few hours earlier – doh! In any case I kept searching and found this amazing book called…

Dangerous Grains by James Braly M.D. & Ron Hoggan, M.A.

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But oats are good for you…..

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Aaaahhhhh! Oats are coming at me from everywhere – instagram recipe images, friends, daily health snippets and they are touting them as the healthiest breakfast to eat ever.

From the nutrition facts I can see a bit of Iron and a bit of magnesium, some protein and fibre and a whopping lot of carbs. Apparently they help reduce cholesterol in the arteries, something to do with the fibre.

More claims are that they digest slowly, making you feel more full for longer.

Then why is my experience with oats completely the opposite? Tell me that?

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Chocolate Tweets…and a new buttery twist.

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One of my big revelations when I finally worked out how to lose weight was that you don’t have to completely give up the taste of the stuff you like to eat, while you are on your way. You just need to tweak it, so it goes from being junk food, which has no nutritional value, has toxins, and chemicals that your body can’t recognise, to something so amazingly good for you, tastes fantastic and has an automatic off switch, making binge eating or over eating a thing of the past. Meaning you can still eat it every day and still lose weight. Genius huh?

So one of the foods that most people absolutely love is chocolate.

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What you can keep up…

I was having a chat with some Instagram peeps on their weight loss journey and some are going it alone, others are on weight watchers, some on slimming world, others lite ‘n easy, some have facebook support groups and some are helping each other out which is great. Then you get bombarded with crazy wraps, herbalife, shakeology and lots of other stuff, but you just ignore those.

So people post the food they are eating and the old food police in me wants to grab them and shake them!!!! I have to remind myself that they are on their own path and if they need my help they will come and ask for it.

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‘It will be hard but it will be worth it’… really?

If I received a dollar for every instagram post with this supposed motivation quote on it, I would be a rich girly. Every time I see it though, I get a little irritated like being poked in the ribs.

My question is… why? Why does it need to be hard?

Are we talking about the same thing? I’m talking weight loss, what are you talking about?

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Emotional eating…or something else?

I was reading an article recently (link down below if you are interested), which spoke about eating disorders and the psychological aspect of binging in terms of the emotional reasons people pick up that block of chocolate and eat the whole thing.

In all the examples they gave of the type of food people were pigging out on, it was junk food. McDonalds, KFC, commercial chocolate, cakes, biscuits, and ice cream were some examples. Never once do you hear the story… and she was so upset she ate five bowls of salad and a whole watermelon.

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