Thursday, July 31, 2014

Awesome AIP Mayo (AIP)


So #30daysofclean hasn't been as easy I thought it would be. I've done the strictest form of AIP, and yet I'm struggling with just cleaning up my diet. I chose a rough 30 days to give it a go (but let's be honest, there's never an easy time). I went to New Orleans for a fun day trip and came across an awesome Paleo bakery called FARE: Food For Health. Let's just say it's hard to turn down a cupcake and a brownie when they're gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, and sugar-free AND I didn't have to bake it myself. Then there was Naked Pizza. Hands down, the best gluten-free pizza I ever had, but it wasn't on the #30daysofclean idea list. So I got de-railed and then unprepared and it's thrown off my schedule. I let it mess me up instead of pushing through. This weekend is my birthday. I'm going to want a cupcake. I can't help it. And I have an awesome Paleo friend, Chrissy, who's offered to bake me a gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, grain-free, nut-free cupcake. I'm going to eat it. But I'm going to stay on track otherwise. Because I know it's important. And I know that the bazillion pimples on my chin and the painful canker sores in my mouth are from eating too many nuts last week.

I could get completely discouraged. Ok, I won't lie. I want to just give up and say it doesn't matter. But the cystic acne lining my jaw and the sores inside my mouth are the reminder of why I'm doing what I'm doing. And I'm going to stay positive. I have learned from this experience even after eating AIP for almost a year. I didn't realize that nuts caused the canker sores and acne, and now I know that it's a good thing that I continue to avoid them. I've also discovered that oil pulling (I use coconut) helps sooth canker sores a lot. If you're not oil pulling, you definitely need to check this out and give it a try!

So instead of giving up, I've devoted some extra time into fine-tuning a recipe that I've been working on: a delicious AIP mayo. I've tried other egg-free mayos; there are some really delicious recipes out there from other AIP bloggers like Mickey Trescott's Garlic Mayo and He won't know it Paleo's Creamy Egg-Free Mayo. But I needed something with easy to find ingredients and a great consistency because I'm super picky when it comes to mayo. So I came up with this creamy, tangy, and delicious mayo that's egg-free and coconut free (for those of you who aren't having success with coconut).

Awesome AIP Mayo
2 perfectly ripe avocados
¼ cup ACV (apple cider vinegar)
¼ cup EVOO
1½ tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt

In a tall narrow measuring cup, add all the ingredients and blend up and down with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy. Chill before serving. Makes about 1½ cups. Good in the fridge for a minimum of 2-3 days.

This may work in a food processor, but I haven't tried it so I can't make promises. If it does work, or you find another method, please share. I love getting feedback!

14 comments:

  1. Do you mean a maximum of 2 to 3 days?

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    1. No, it should be fine for at least 2-3 days but mine lasted a week in the fridge.

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  2. Yay, finally a mayonnaise I can eat!!

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  3. Hi, Thank you for sharing your recepies :-) I dont know what EVOO is? I live in Sweden and there is some ingredients that we cant get here.
    //Gunilla

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    1. EVOO is extra virgin olive oil. Any olive oil will do but extra virgin tends to have the best test and health benefits. :)

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  4. Hi,

    Sorry if I posted this question twice - not sure if it went through the first time...

    Can you provide a substitute for vinegar please (since vinegar contains yeast)?

    Thanks

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    1. If you have a problem with vinegars, then you could try lemon juice in place of vinegar. It will probably not taste as mayo like. Let me know how it goes if you try it.

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  5. Can you taste the avocado? I'm not a fan but I really miss mayo!

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    1. It does have a slight taste of avocado. I will say that iit's important that the avocado is still slightly firm but fairly ripe. Once it starts getting soft, the texture turns mushy instead of creamy and the avocado taste is more pronounced.

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  6. Has anyone successfully made this with a blender? I don't have an immersion blender currently - just a Vitamix.

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    1. I haven't it tried it with anything other than an immersion blender, but I can't think of a reason why the Vitamix wouldn't work. If you try it, please share your results!

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    2. Yes! you absoloutly can Kyrs! I have made many homemade mayos in the past and the only thing different is the avocado in this recipe (:
      -Holly

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  7. Sorry - not mayo-like in taste or texture; didn't care for it at all. I prefer this one:
    http://hewontknowitspaleo.com/recipe-items/creamy-aip-mayo/

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  8. This is my go-to AIP mayo recipe as the ingredients are easy to get! Love the creamy texture and the fact that it has added nutrients due to the use of avocados. I use it as a salad dressing, dip for veggie sticks (the kids love dipping!) or meats. Thanks Kat for the recipe!

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