3-Ingredient Breakfasts Recipes For Weight Loss

When you’re in a rush, trying to make breakfast can seem like an impossible, time-consuming task. But, it doesn’t have to feel that way anymore with these 3-ingredient recipes that will have you eating and out the door in 10 minutes or less!

 

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This apple and peanut butter toast is extremely simple, and only has these ingredients: apples, peanut butter, and whole wheat toast! The peanut butter will give you protein and leave you feeling fuller for the rest of the day, while the whole wheat toast provides fiber. Apples are also extremely nutritious, and low-calorie!

This bacon, egg and cheese sandwich only requires those three items! Just simply cook your eggs and bacon, and use a low-fat cheese of your choosing! Make sure to avoid frying your egg, and don’t overload on the bacon and cheese.

Avocado toast is extremely healthy and easy to make. The whole wheat toast is filled with beneficial fiber, and avocados are packed with healthy fats to keep our bodies running smoothly! All you need is whole wheat toast, a whole avocado, and a pinch of salt for a healthy and yummy morning meal.

5 Healthy Ice-Creams You Can Make at Home This Summer

Ice cream is the best dessert, and people love eating it. There is an extensive range of flavors when it comes to the ice cream. Ice cream is an evergreen food that is eaten by people in every season.

If you think there are too many calories, in the ice cream and you are looking for healthier ice cream options, then you can always make it at home. Homemade ice creams are fun to make, and you can use all the healthy ingredients that you want. There is no limit to the flavors that you can create when it comes to the ice creams.

Here are some healthy ice-cream recipes you can try at home:[1]

Lemon and Buttermilk Ice Cream

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It is a delicious ice cream made from five simple and common ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Sugar.
  • Fresh lemon juice.
  • Half and a half.
  • Buttermilk (fat-free).
  • Whole milk.

Preparation:

  1. Take a large bowl and combine fresh lemon juice and sugar in it.
  2. Use a whisk to stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, you can add buttermilk, whole milk and a half and a half.
  4. Take a freezer can and pour the mixture in it and keep it in the freeze until it becomes hard. Use a container that is freezer-safe and cover it before putting in the freezer.

Dark chocolate peanut butter swirl ice cream

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It is a perfect ice cream to serve when you are short on time as it is easy and quick to make.

Ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt (plain)
  • Bananas (frozen)
  • Maple syrup.
  • Natural peanut butter.
  • Cocoa powder.

Preparation:

  1. Take plain Greek yogurt, frozen bananas, and maple syrup and combine them in a blender. Blend the mixture until it becomes thick and creamy.
  2. Once the mixture is done, you should drizzle in the peanut butter and just pulse the blender two to three time so that butter becomes incorporated into the mix.
  3. You do not need to put it in the freezer, and it can be served just out of the blender.

Peach Ice Cream

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It is perfect ice cream for summer as it is made up of two specialties of summer that are fresh fruit and ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • Fat-free milk (evaporated)
  • Fat-free milk.
  • Sweetener (calorie-free)
  • Egg substitute.
  • Almond extract.
  • Frozen or fresh peaches.

Preparation:

  1. Take first five ingredients and combine them in a large bowl.
  2. Use a mixer to beat them at medium speed. Keep beating until the mixture is thoroughly blended.
  3. While beating you should stir the peaches in the mixture.
  4. When the mixture is ready, take a freezer container and pour the mixture in it.
  5. 15Store it in the freezer for at least an hour or until it becomes hard.

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The coconut ice cream is creamy, delicious and perfect for people who prefer dairy free ice creams.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut milk (canned)
  • Flaked coconut ( unsweetened)
  • Vanilla
  • Maple syrup.
  • Frozen bananas.

Preparation:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and keep blending until it becomes creamy and thick.
  2. When all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, you should transfer it to a loaf pan and put it in a freezer for at least four hours.

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It is an excellent homemade ice cream that is easy to make. It is a highly healthy option as has low sugar, calories and has a high content of fiber, resistant starch, and omega-3s.

Ingredients:

  • Bananas (sliced, frozen and peeled)
  • Low-fat milk (1 %)
  • Chopped walnuts.

Preparation

  1. Take a blender and put milk and all the frozen banana pieces in it. You can also use a food processor.
  2. Blend the mixture until it achieves the right consistency. It should be thick.
  3. Top it off with walnuts, and it is ready to serve.

These are some of the delicious and healthy ice creams that are easy to make and full of nutrition.

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How To Make SOFT Low Carb Ice Cream

Here are over 8 methods you can use to make soft low carb ice cream at home!

How To Make SOFT Low Carb Ice Cream - over 8 methods to try!

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Have you ever tried making a homemade ice cream that is rock hard straight out of the freezer? I notice this all the time when my family enjoys an ice cream together – their high carb version is soft enough to scoop straight away, but I have to wait ten minutes before I can get a decent scoop!

So I decided to do some research into what makes ice cream soft – and there are a surprising number of ways! In some cases a combination of methods of ingredients are successful, with others you only need to try one thing.

The methods can broadly be separated into three categories: The NON low carb methods, The not for home cooks methods, and the low carb home chef methods.

Let’s get the first two categories out of the way first.

Non low carb methods: Sugar (you saw that coming, right?), milk powder, evaporated or condensed milk, cornstarch, trimoline (a thick syrup made from half glucose, half fructose), fruit preserves, corn syrup, honey, glycerine

Professional chef methods: blast freezer / flash freezing, professional ice cream machine, liquid nitrogen, dry ice

Two theories came up many times: that the ice cream needs AIR – so whether that’s whisking or churning, it helps keep it stay soft. My low carb almond semifreddo is more like a mousse than an ice cream, although it is frozen – but it is REALLY soft straight out of the freezer due to all the air that was whisked in before freezing.How To Make SOFT Low Carb Ice Cream - over 8 methods to try!

And the second is the fat content. 100% fat doesn’t freeze, so the higher the fat content in your ice cream, the softer it will be, with less ice crystals. For most people, this is an issue, but for anyone following a LCHF (low-carb-high-fat) diet or similar – it is perfect!

So let’s look at some specifics for making soft low carb ice cream.

Heavy cream – as mentioned above, the high fat content makes it the perfect ingredient. Try it in my “instant” raspberry ice cream!

Cream cheese – you’ll have better results if you don’t use the reduced fat versions. I’ve used cream cheese in recipes like low carb lemon ice cream, strawberry cheesecake ice cream and frozen chocolate chip balls.

Egg yolks – if you want to cut back on the fat, try egg yolks instead. The common method is to make a custard first, like in this raspberry and mascarpone ice cream recipe.How To Make SOFT Low Carb Ice Cream - over 8 methods to try!

Gelatin – although not as efficient as the options above, the gelatin in Jello powder can help make a smoother ice cream. Check out these two-ingredient chocolate pudding pops!

Alcohol – alcohol can definitely keep an ice cream from freezing too hard if used in a good quantity. But that might not always be what you had in mind of a sweet treat! Also, you’re better off using grain alcohol, which is 95% proof, because regular spirits contain water – and as we know, water = ice crystals.

Extracts – flavored extracts provide flavor and alcohol but are only used in small amounts. On their own they won’t produce soft ice cream, but try combining it with other ingredients that I have already suggested. In my mint chocolate ice cream I used peppermint extract and chocolate extract, but also heavy cream and ricotta.

Pectin – did you notice on the list of non-low-carb methods I included fruit preserves? This is because the pectin content will help keep the ice cream soft. Most fruit preserves are off limits because of the sugar, but try adding zero-carb pectin instead. I haven’t tried this yet – I’ll let you know when I do!

And lastly…

Stabilizers and Thickeners – these can often be found in commercial ice creams and you may prefer to stay away from “chemicals”. However, they are easy to obtain. A thickener called guar gum is often used, and I have yet to try this. My latest discovery (and actually what prompted me writing this post) is a stabilizer called xanthan gum. I’ve used it before as a low carb addition to sauces, but I recently used it in my chocolate hazelnut ice cream. Along with heavy cream, it really helps to keeps the ice cream soft!

How To Make SOFT Low Carb Ice Cream - over 8 methods to try!

Now that you’re really in the mood for ice cream, don’t forget the toppings! Here’s a list of over 25 low carb ice cream toppings for you to try!


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The Guilt-Free Guide to Cooling Down in Philly: 10 Healthier Ice-Cold Treats to Eat

Summer weather has arrived, people. Which means the season of frozen treats filling freezers has arrived, too. But while a tub of Ben and Jerry’s is a tried-and-true standby, Philly is stocked with all sorts of other — healthier — cool-down treats, too. We’ve scouted out the frozen and iced-snack scene and gathered up a few of our favorites. Here, 10 guilt-free ways to stay cool in Philly this summer.

When you’re craving soft-serve ice cream … 

What: Banana Whip from The Chilly Banana

We don’t know what kind of sorcery they employ to do it, but this food truck dishes out soft serve-esque deliciousness made from frozen bananas. And this summer they’re teaming up with another local favorite, Crust Vegan Bakery, to bring you the tastiest nice cream sandwiches ever.
Where: You can stay updated on the truck’s whereabouts on their Instagram.

When you want an iced chai latte from Starbucks …

What: Iced Golden Latte from Bluestone Lane

Turmeric has blown up lately, thanks to its anti-inflammatory powers. And now you can down the root in latte form over ice. Mmmmmm.
Where: 530 East Girard Avenue, Fishtown.

When you’re hankering for a Unicorn Frappuccino … 

What: Point Break Smoothie Bowl from Stripp’d Juice

The folks over at Stripp’d make smoothie bowls that are way prettier than a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. And way healthier, too. Try out their Point Break bowl, a frozen Blue Majik creation available at their Fishtown outpost. 

Where: 
1701 Locust Street, Rittenhouse, 1 South Penn Square, Center City.

When you just need a chocolate milkshake …

What: Almond Elvis from P.S. & Co.

On the menu under “Protein Shakes,” this protein-packed drink is loaded with chocolate-y and almond-buttery flavors guaranteed to nip your milkshake craving in the bud.
Where: 1706 Locust Street, Rittenhouse.

When you’re parched for lemonade …

What: Pineapple Charcoal Lemon-aid from Sip-N-Glo Juicery

Lemonade is the quintessential summer drink. And sorry, kids, but your lemonade stands just don’t compare to Sip-N-Glo‘s charcoal-spiked take on the classic drink.
Where: Multiple locations.

When you want some homemade, hand-scooped ice cream on a sugar cone …

What: Vegan Ice Cream from Little Baby’s Ice Cream

Little Baby’s Ice Cream serves up a whole slew of vegan ice cream flavors — think: coconut chai, cucumber dill, chipotle chocolate and many more — made with coconut cream. So … you’re right: It’s still ice cream, but if dairy gives you a stomachache, it’s definitely a more feel-good option.
Where: 2311 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown and 4903 Katharine Street, West Philly

When you just want a popsicle from an ice cream truck …

What: Fruit-Based Popsicles from Lil Pop Shop

Popsicles are usually a pretty low-calorie sweet treat, but they’re also usually sugar-loaded. Lil Pop Shop brings you the ice-cold goodness of a sugary pop, but some of their options are entirely made of fruit, with no added sugar.
Where: 265 South 44th Street, West Philly and 229 South 20th Street, Rittenhouse.

When you want straight-up fruit … 

What: Honeybar from Honeygrow

If you didn’t know your favorite fast-casual salad-and-noodle joint serves up sweet treats, you are behind the curve, my friend. Get familiar with the Honeybar: You pick three of Honeygrow’s seasonal fruits, a local honey drizzle, and two toppings, ranging from whipped cream, to chocolate chips, to yogurt.
Where: Multiple locations.

When you need Italian Ice …

What: Mango Ice from Franklin Fountain

Two words: Frozen mangoes. Does it get more refreshing? We think not.
Where: 116 Market Street, Old City.

When you’re itching for an avocado fix …

What: Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream from Pure Fare

Forget avocado toast, avocado ice cream is definitely the way to eat your avocados. Pure Fare’s got a bunch of awesome vegan ice cream flavors lined up for this summer, but the Chocolate Avocado is especially rich, as it’s made with real avocado. Some of grab-and-go spot’s other ice cream ingredients include activated charcoal and turmeric.
Where: 119 South 21st Street, Rittenhouse.

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What’s the Deal with Halo Top Ice Cream? — On Trend

Ice cream is one of the most magical treats on the planet, but no one is ever going to tell you it’s the “healthiest” option at the grocery store. If you have a hard time not finishing a pint when it’s in your home and want to avoid temptation, the easy option is to skip the freezer aisle. But it turns out it doesn’t have to be that way.

A quick stroll on Instagram — especially in the wellness and weight-loss community — and you’ll notice brightly colored pints of ice cream with the label “Halo Top” on the lid. Halo Top is a low-calorie, low-sugar, high-protein ice cream. A single pint of ice cream from Halo Top has anywhere between 240 to 360 calories and up to 24 grams of protein. And the best part? It actually tastes pretty decent, too.

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We Tried Every Halo Top Ice Cream Flavor and Here’s Our Favorite — On Trend

By now there’s a good chance that you’ve already heard about Halo Top ice cream. The protein-rich, low-calorie pints that you can find in the freezer aisle have basically taken over the wellness community on Instagram and Reddit. Interested in trying one of the colorful pints? How should you decide which flavor to try first? We’re here to help. Here’s Kitchn’s very un-scientific and totally subjective ranking of Halo Top ice cream flavors.

Can you guess which flavor got the number-one spot?

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20 Things to Make for Dinner Without Heating Up the Kitchen — Recipes from The Kitchn

I’ll argue that I, more than many people, can attest to not wanting to heat up the kitchen in the summer months. That’s because I live in a 600-square-foot apartment and even preheating the oven can kick our AC unit into high gear. So in order to survive, recipes that forgo these common cooking methods are the standard. Even if you live in a space larger than mine, I am sure you share a similar desire to keep your kitchen cool when the weather is stifling.

Here’s what you’re looking for. These 20 recipes skip the oven and the stovetop and instead lean on alternative cooking methods (or no cooking at all) in order to keep your kitchen (and you) cool as a cucumber.

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Intel Core i7-7740K Overclocked To 7.5 GHz On Liquid Helium To Create New World Record

Gigabyte OC Overclocks Intel Core i7-7740K To 7.5 GHz On Liquid Helium, Breaks 7 GHz Record Of The Core i7-7700K

This news will excite hardcore nerds and geeks. Even before the Intel’s Kaby Lake-X has been launched, overclockers at Gigabyte OC has  Intel Core i7-7740K to a mind-boggling 7.5 GHz. The Gigabyte overclockers team consisting of HiCookie, Sofos, Dinos22, Youngpro, and SniperOZ were able to push a Core i7-7740K CPU to no less than 7.5GHz during the recently held Computex 2017.

In the process, the Gigabyte OC team broke the erstwhile overclocking record which belonged to a sister processor, Intel i7-7700K.  Intel Core i7-7700K held the record for being overclocked to 7 GHz but Gigabyte OC overclocked Intel Core i7-7740K  to whopping 7.5 GHz. Imagine the heat this must have generated. Gigabyte OC used liquid Helium as a coolant for this massive overclocking exercise. The Gigabyte X299-SOC Champion motherboard was used in order to achieve this record along with 6GB kit of Corsair Vengeance LPX 4,333MHz memory and a Corsair AX 1500i power supply.

Gigabyte OC achieved a -250C temperature required to cool the overclocking process. The overclockers used AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G graphics card and G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17 RAM to achieve this new record. In the process, Gigabyte OC team managed to reach number 1 in the entire world in 3DMark06 by achieving a score of 71,176 points.

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With Intel releasing its new Kaby Lake-X, it is only a matter of time before overclockers break this record. Overclocking is a serious business and requires lots of precision and of course, Helium so do not try this at home.

Let us know what you think about the new overclocking record set by Gigabyte OC.

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