Like over 50% of the population my doctor feels that I could do to lose a bit of weight. Over the years I have tried many different approaches to weight control including some of those “eat only this” diets, powders, pills, bars and combinations. and yes, just like a yo-yo – scales go down then scales go up….. I even tried exercise, with and without diet, with some short term success.
Dieting theory is simple. On a knowledge based level I know that if I eat less food than I require to perform the tasks I do on a daily basis I will lose weight. If I eat more than I need – I will gain weight. Therefore to lose weight I need to eat less or do more activity each day.
On an emotional (pleasure) level, its not so simple. I Like food! I like lots of different food and I like to try whatever is on offer. I like cream, butter, cheese, pate and eggs – I also like vegetables and meat and gravy and pork crackling. I also like to drink Scotch and Chardonnay and cocktails ( not all at the same time).
How can you have your health and eat it too?
Now, with high cholesterol and high blood pressure there is an added push to make things right. Once again, I trolled the shelves and websites for the magic solution – you know the one – eat what I want, do no exercise and melt away that fat. My Dad sent me an article about eating less processed foods. Sticking to food that is as natural as possible. Not quite the Raw vegan diet but cutting out all the ‘things” that are done to food to make is last longer, quicker to prepare, lump free and convenient. Oh but can I be bothered, do I have time, is it easy…….
Enter the protein shake (again).
So there I was, standing in the supermarket comparing meal replacement powders… and thinking why not an egg flip just like Nana used to make. You cant get more simple than this, more natural ingredients, nutritional and cheaper than the powder stuff. Yay just buy eggs, milk (skim or low fat), vanilla essence and nutmeg.
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk (skim or low fat or whatever you prefer)
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla ( I Love Rawleighs Vanilla Essence)
- pinch (or 2) of ground Nutmeg (I Love Rawleighs Ground Nutmeg)
- Put all ingredients in a jug and mix with stab mixer (stick blender) of blend in a blender.
- Pour into a glass
- Garnish with a sprinkle of Nutmeg.
Ta Da!!! 30 seconds and breakfast is ready.
- Nana used a hand beater or fork to make these and there were always those slimy bits of egg white (chalzae) in the bottom of the drink – they added character but using an electric mixer will eliminate them.
- The vanilla and nutmeg provide natural sweetness
- If you are on a quest to gain weight – use full cream milk
All natural, tasty, quick, no special ingredients required, Nanas special recipe…..
Dec 2011 – With a touch of Brandy
17/11/14 – I have recently foung a lactose free, caffine enhanced version of the egg flip.
16/12/2014 – Fluffy Ducks
29/12/2016 – LCHF Egg Nog
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