Pregnancy Superfoods- Eggs

June 25, 2016

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a healthy and delicious recipe for bulletproof ice cream, no ice cream maker required! Perfect for hot summer days when you're trying to stick to your diet!

Happy Saturday everyone!! My friend Kelly LeVeque, nutritionist and wellness expert, is back talking Pregnancy Superfoods- Eggs! She’s also sharing a yummy, and incredibly easy, recipe for Bulletproof Ice Cream that you all can enjoy this summer, pregnant or not. I’ve been having major ice cream cravings these days, probably because it’s been in the 80s and 90s…by the beach! I have a feeling I’ll be making this ice cream all summer long. Good thing it’s healthy, right?

PREGNANCY SUPERFOOD #2: EGGS

from Kelly LeVeque:

One egg yolk contains 13 essential nutrients, which makes it a superfood for you and your baby. The yolk is rich in B Vitamins, Vitamin A, E, and Selenium – all of which are important for vital cell functions and fetal development. Egg yolks provide our body with the essential fatty acid precursors and healthy cholesterol to balance hormones naturally. Egg yolks are loaded with choline, a vital micronutrient that helps the body absorb fat used to form DNA and cell structures. Naturally found in breast milk, choline delivers neurotransmitters essential for a baby’s brain health and development. One such neurotransmitter is acetylcholine, used for healthy nerve and muscle function. Studies have confirmed that choline also improves cognitive function and is especially important for the growth of a fetus’s brain, nerve channels and cells. A bonus, choline has also been shown to increase dopamine levels – yes, egg yolks can increase your happiness!

BULLETPROOF ICE CREAM

a delicious egg yolk ice cream recipe that you can make at home bulletproof ice cream recipe from Kelly LeVeque. Kelly is talking Pregnancy Superfoods- Eggs on M Loves M

INGREDIENTS

4 egg yolks

4 whole eggs

1 cup of unsalted butter

1 cup of coconut oil

1 tsp ground vanilla

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp MCT oil

1 cup of water

Stevia (optional)

Cacao nibs to add on top

DIRECTIONS

Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender and pour into a covered container, and then freeze.


Doesn’t this recipe sound amazing?! I love how easy it is! Thank you Kelly for sharing your knowledge with us!

xox

P.S. Read about the first Pregnancy Superfood: Salmon! There’s a yummy recipe featured that would be perfect for a healthy dinner.

  • Meresu

    Uncooked eggs while pregnant is a huge don’t so am I missing something in the recipe directions?

    • Hi! Good question! I talked to Kelly and here’s what she said, “SO many ice creams use raw eggs, from Ben and Jerrys to sweet rose creamery. The eggs I recommend are pasteurized eggs they are available at some supermarkets for a slightly higher cost per dozen. Commercial pasteurization of eggs is a heat process at low temperatures that destroys any Salmonella that might be present, without having a noticeable effect on flavor or nutritional content. These are fine. If anyone is still nervous or unsure they can start with a custard base. Simply whisk eggs and cook the mixture gently in a double broiler to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, stirring constantly. The cooking will destroy Salmonella, if present. Use a food thermometer to check the temperature of the mixture. At this temperature, the mixture will firmly coat a metal spoon. Remove from heat allow the mixture to cool a bit and then continue with the recipe.” Hopefully that helps!! xox

      • Meresu

        Yes! That does help thank you!

  • Devon Spizuco

    What perfect timing! We just bought an ice cream machine and have been trying tons of recipes!

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    • oh you’re going to have sooo much fun with an ice cream machine! I’m jealous!

  • Delish! Happy Sunday!

  • Eggs are such a great food, whether pregnant or not. This looks like the perfect, healthy sweet treat 🙂 http://www.chasingbelle.com

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