Even those that claim to be low carb are made from low quality, refined oils and often have preservatives and some form of sugar in them. Neither are not good for your health.
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Thankfully, there are plenty of low-carb sugar free mayonnaise recipes that you can follow to quickly make your own.
For instance, this sugar free mayonnaise recipe from Jacqueline Wheeler is made from low carb ingredients that can work well if you are on a low carb diet or following the keto lifestyle. It’s also suitable if you are on a Paleo diet.
Related reading: The Paleo Diet: Beyond Calorie Counting
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Above all, this mayonnaise takes only 15 seconds to prepare with an immersion stick blender! Unfortunately it will not work with a regular blender unless you pour the oil in very slowly in a steady stream while blending.
Light olive oil, not so healthy!
Now , I have to point out that Jacqueline uses a light olive oil in the video but light olive oil has been refined so is not really good for you.
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You will see sites where manufacturers claim that it has all the heart benefits of extra virgin oil and is good for cooking because it’s got a higher smoke point but personally I would not use it.
Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN, writing for the American Institute for Cancer Research states:
Extra virgin oil offers the most potential health benefits because it is the least processed and retains more of these compounds, including squalene, polyphenols and tocopherols.
Many people find the taste of an extra virgin olive oil too strong or bitter for mayonnaise unless you can find a really fruity tasting one. You could opt instead for a good quality avocado oil or use a blend of the two. Some say that avocado mayo is an acquired taste but I like it.
You could use this mayonnaise in this spicy Low Carb Coleslaw Recipe.
Quick Sugar Free Mayonnaise
• 1 organic egg
• 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt (do not use regular salt which contains plastic fibers)
• 1 tsp. Dijon mustard (sugar free)
• 1 tbsp. organic lemon juice
• 1 tbsp. Apple Cider or White Wine vinegar
• 1 & 1/4 cup oil of your choice such as extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
1. Put all the ingredients into a suitable sized jar.
2. Blend the ingredients together with a stick blender until all ingredients are well mixed and result in a thick glossy mayonnaise.
3. Store in the fridge up to the use by date of your eggs. The fresher your eggs the longer it will last. Enjoy!
Here is the video demo of this recipe: