What’s one condiment that makes most every lunch better?
For many people, it’s mayonnaise.
But, if you’re trying to live a healthy Keto Zone lifestyle while avoiding soybean oil and other processed oils, it can be difficult to find a mayo that fits the bill.
Making traditional mayo can be messy and often disappointing. Buying a good mayo can be difficult and expensive.
What if you could easily make a Keto Zone Mayo Alternative, with ingredients you likely already have in your cupboard.
What’s more, this “mayo” doesn’t just avoid what’s bad. It provides what’s good.
Try our Keto Zone Avocado Mayo today for amazing flavor, and health-benefits galore.
Keto Zone Avocado Mayo:
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/8 Tsp Dill (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. water (or as needed for desired consistency)
Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse to chop, then mix until desired consistency. Or, you can mash and mix by hand, but will likely have slightly chunky results. 6 Servings.
Use as a sandwich spread with Keto Bread or in any recipe that calls for mayonnaise.
Nutrition Info (1/6 of recipe): 160 calories, 17 gm fat, 1 gm net carbs (3 gm carbs, 2 gm fiber), 1 gm fat.
Bonus Recipe: Avocado Mayo Egg Salad Lunch
- 2 hard-boiled eggs (peeled), 2 oz. cooked chicken (shredded or chopped), or 2 oz. tuna
- 1/4 cup Keto Zone Avocado Mayo
- salt/pepper to taste
Chop/mash eggs with a fork. Mix in all other ingredients. Serve as wrap, sandwich or dip with Keto Zone crackers, bread, tortillas, etc. Serves 1.
Nutrition info: 300 calories, 27 gm fat, 1 gm net carbs, 13 gm protein
Why Swap Your Mayo to Keto Zone Avocado Mayo?
What words best describe your afternoons? Energized and productive? Ready for anything? Or lethargic and ready for a nap?
If the latter, you may want to take a look at your lunch. If it’s typically loaded down with processed foods and refined carbohydrates, you will feel a whole lot better by swapping it and adding energizing foods instead.
As mentioned above, it’s great to omit and avoid harmful ingredients like processed soybeans oils.
It’s even better to use ingredients that actually improve health.
Avocados do just that.
Amazing Health-Promoting Nutrients in Avocados
Make the swap for avocados and you’ll get:
- Carotenoids: When you think of carotenoids, you may think of carrots and other orange or red vegetables. However, avocados are a great source. In fact, they contain a spectacular array of carotenoids including beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, neochrome, neoxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and violaxanthin, many of which directly support eye health. It’s this diverse and vast array of carotenoids that researchers believe is responsible for much of an avocado’s anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Carotenoid Absorption: Recent research has shown that absorption of two key carotenoid antioxidants, lycopene and beta-carotene, increases significantly when fresh avocado (or avocado oil) is added to otherwise avocado-free vegetables, such as in a salad. One cup of fresh avocado added to a salad of romaine lettuce, spinach, and carrots increased absorption of carotenoids from this salad between 200-400%.
- Healthy Fats: Like other sources of healthy fats, avocados can help you get in the Keto Zone and improve your health. In fact, avocados themselves are a “fat bomb” at 85% fat from calories. Their fats are heart healthy, anti-inflammatory, and they promote healthy blood sugars.
- Fiber: Avocados are pretty much made up of fat and fiber. In fact, at 3-4 grams of fiber per ½ cup, they are a great Keto Zone fiber option, promoting gut health, blood sugar control, and optimal cholesterol levels (1).
- Lower weight and BMI: In broad food intake studies, participants that routinely eat avocados have been determined to be lower in weight and lower in body mass index than non-consumers (2). Of course, this can be due to a variety of factors. But, we know high-fat foods like avocados fill you up and help you eat less.
- Cancer prevention and cell death: Avocados (specifically avocado extract) have been studied and determined to help prevent the occurrence of cancers in the mouth, skin, breast and prostate gland. These results are likely due to the unusual mix of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients. Interestingly, in lab studies avocado extract actually works to increase oxidative stress in cancer cells over into a programmed cell death cycle (apoptosis), lessening the cancer cell numbers (3).
- Vitamin E: Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health. Specifically, it is an antioxidant that supports brain, cardiovascular, and respiratory health.
It’s time to take your “condiments” to the next level. Don’t just avoid what’s bad, but proactively consume what’s good for your body. Try our Keto Zone Avocado Mayo today, and enjoy a delicious and energizing lunch while flooding your body with health-promoting nutrients.