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Sweetened condensed milk sorbet (light ice cream)

milk , thyroid, fast metabolism, dairy, sugar

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

Kayla Itsines – BBG – thinning hair & stretch marks

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So interestingly, after my last blog post – Does low carb dieting making your hair fall out? – all over the news in the same week, there was this confession from workout queen Kayla Itsines:-

“My natural hair is actually super short. I have genetically really thin hair,” she wrote, adding that her grandmother and her mom have thin hair as well, and that there is a family history of female pattern baldness. “I can see my hair getting thinner and thinner the older I get.” See articles below.

Health.comTeenVogue.com; Cosmopolitan; FoxNews.com

And in most of these similar stories, the reason given for it is Female Pattern Baldness that runs in her family. The message of being happy and proud no matter what your issue is commendable. (I learned long ago that worrying what other people think is a waste of a happy life.)

So far so good.

However then in another two articles, there is a mention of hypothyroidism….

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Does Low Carb/Keto eating make your hair fall out?

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So I went to a new hairdresser last week, my last one is great but is a 40 min drive away and in Brisbane traffic, it ends up being an hour and a half round trip! The new one is 5 mins away, so it was worth a shot.

However I’m always a bit apprehensive trying a new one as you get to know your hairdressers, they become like friends – so it’s always… Will you like them? Will they like you? Do they do a good job? Do you like the salon and the rest of the crew? Does it all smell like chemicals in there? Do they leave you alone or talk too much? Does it cost 4 times more than you thought it would?

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‘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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White Choc Fruity Bites & FYI on Teeth Remineralisation & Phytic Acid

coconut, coconut butter, dates, prunes, healthy snack, dessert

So since I’ve been eating a little more along the Dr Ray Peat principles, read what that is here. I’ve found that drinking sweetened tea or coffee with honey and not rinsing between, has affected my teeth. A bit of sensitivity and lingering dull pain here and there.

Cut straight to the end – I’ve fixed it – however it started me looking into the remineralisation of teeth.

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Making slim your lifestyle

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Image by www.adrianalfordphotography.com

So I was chatting to a social media follower, let’s call her Betty and we got to talking after she commented on one of my posts where the theme was ‘I walk because I hate running.’

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The switch from very Low Carb to Pro Metabolic eating Part 2 – The OUT list.

saladleavesSo last post I detailed all the foods I’m including in my diet to eat in a pro metabolic way, if you need a refresher of what they were, then click here.

Now here is the ‘perhaps they are not as healthy as we thought’ list.

Some entries may shock you as they did me… approach with an open mind…

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What I’ve learned… was mostly wrong!

happyny2017It’s been an eye opening last 6 months for me on the healthy food front!

I’ve discovered a whole different angle of nutrition based on nourishing, healing and nurturing your body. It supports healthy hormones, regulates your blood sugar, encourages repair and rejuvenation and is basically everything you need for a super healthy body, fast metabolism and easy weight loss/maintenance.

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Christmas Round Up

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Not sure what it is about December but as soon as it hits, the panic sets in!

I always feel like I have more time than I do to get things organised and it freaks me out when I realise I don’t! How about you?

One year, I’d love to go away for all of December and January and just skip it. Bask on a beach maybe?

As you can imagine, I haven’t been adding to the stress by trying to create new treats – the imagination is still running wild with new options I want to try, but I’m being kind to myself.

So I thought I would leave you with a few suggestions on nibbles and sweets from my past recipe pursuits, that may work for our hot weather Chrissy and keep everyone healthy at the same time.

And even better, at the end of my list, Sonia from Natural New Age Mum has compiled a fantastic resource of Christmas wholefood recipes from other healthy writers – lots of great ideas there. Totally saved me the work and more stress! Cheers Sonia!

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Starters & Snacks

Cheesy Chips

Olive & Feta Party Sticks

Tahini Dip with Celery

Avocado Dip

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Slices & sweet treats

Cherry & Orange Festive Slice

Healthy White Christmas

Coconut Snaps

Gummies – Coffee, Lemon, Coconut Cream & Lemon

Vanilla Coconut Bliss Ice-Cream

Lemoni Slice

A great wholefood Christmas resource:

http://naturalnewagemum.com/a-healthy-wholefood-christmas/

I think I’ll be trying a few of these myself!

 

Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday break where ever you venture.

Wishing you fun, love, laughter and, of course – amazing health.

Jingle bells,

 

Kristy x

(Thanks to www.adrianalfordphotography.com for the images!)

Pro Metabolic Orange Popsicles

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Image by www.adrianalfordphotography.com

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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