One of the things I loved about doing the Whole30 for the first time was that I realized how easy it was to make so many staples from scratch, including this super simple mayonnaise! I also learned that the reason for making staples from scratch was so important was because the store-bought versions contained so many additives, sugars and generally poor quality oils that can cause us to feel crappy. Before I share this mayonnaise making process with you, give me a virtual hand raise if you think you should avoid eating mayonnaise because it’s full of fat and will make you gain weight? If your initial reaction to that question is YES, I probably should avoid mayo in my diet if I have weight-loss goals, I’m here to tell you that’s entirely false! If you’re confused why I’m suggesting it’s not off-limits for weight-loss success, let me let you in on a little pro tip:
Eating Fat doesn't make you fat! Sugar does!
Just to be clear, I’m not suggesting that you need to be anti-carbs or even strictly low-carb. I don’t rule out any foods entirely, I just know some foods are better eaten in moderation. I also think it’s worth having a basic understanding of how the body processes these macronutrients and realize that dietary fat isn’t the culprit for gaining body fat. Generally speaking though, you shouldn’t need to be concerned with whole food carbohydrates like fruit, sweet potatoes, or other root vegetables. I often meet with clients who are fed up and frustrated with their weight-loss struggles and want my suggestions for helping them go low-carb or keto. The truth is, you’re not struggling with your weight because you’re eating too many carbohydrate-rich whole foods like bananas and sweet potatoes. You’re most likely struggling because you’re not fully aware of how often you’re indulging in less healthy types of carbs and added sugars.
This is just another reason I’m so on board with everyone trying a Whole30 at least once! You’ll learn so much about how to fuel your body with real whole foods that are actually really delicious, and it’s something you’ll adopt so many long-term strategies from. Before you know it, you’ll be whipping up all your own homemade healthy condiments and whole food meals on a regular basis without even thinking twice about it!
Whole30 With Me!
If any of that sparked your interest at all, and you’re curious about trying your first Whole30, I’d love to have you join me in our next round! I’m so confident in this program and all the health benefits you’ll notice, that I’ve designed a 6-week program around helping women complete their very first Whole30. Plus, I always find it easier when I know there are other people doing it with me, and you’ll have full support from both me and your fellow Whole30ers.
Here’s what you’ll get when you sign up to Whole30 with me:
- 6-weeks of coaching
- Private Facebook Group
- Complete Whole30 Resource Package
- 30 Day Meal Plan
- Pantry Stocking Guide
- Weekly Facebook Live Calls
- Daily Motivational Email
This super-simple mayonnaise makes creating all your favourite recipes a breeze! From potato salad, egg salad, and tuna salad or using it as a base for your favourite dips and dressings, you’ll get so much use out of this healthier version of mayo!
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- juice from 1/2 lemon
Before you begin, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
Place 1/4 cup of the avocado oil, the egg, mustard powder and salt in a blender, food processor or large measuring cup if you’re using an immersion blender.
While the food processor is running, very, very slowly pour in the remaining oil. The slower you pour the oil, the thicker and more stable the mayonnaise will become. If you pour the remaining oil in too quickly, you’ll end up with a soupy, oily mess.
Once all of the oil is added and the mixture has emulsified, add the lemon juice and blend just to incorporate.