Five Facts For Friday … and some low carb ice-cream !

Even during the current hot weather the UK has been experiencing the days have passed by very quickly. Eddie and I have spent a quiet week doing our best to stay cool and hydrated. Sitting in the shade reading a favourite book has been very enjoyable, so too have the salads … simply perfect for warmer days.

Today I’m sharing five random facts do/did you know any of these?


It takes an average person 7 minutes to fall asleep.


People spend an average 22 years of their life asleep.

A 12-year-old girl from Ethiopia was kidnapped by four men on her way from school. A week later the whole group was accosted by three lions who chased the men away and stayed with the girl without harming her, only leaving when the police arrived, looking for her.


A now teenage boy called Ben Underwood lost his sight to cancer when he was 3 years old. He learned to use echolocation (orientation in space by sound that e.g. bats use) in order to sense his surroundings. Today he can play table soccer, basketball, he does karate, roller blades, enjoys pillow fights and much more.

It takes 42 facial muscles to frown but only 17 muscles to smile.


… and I’m smiling now at the thought of some lovely low carb ice-cream, how about you? Why not treat, the whole family to this fresh and creamy low carb/keto dessert. Summery home-made ice cream, bursting with luscious citrus flavour, and it’s sugar free too!


Ingredients

Six Servings
3g carbs per serving
1 lemon, zest and juice
3 eggs
1⁄3 cup / 75ml / 50g erythritol (sweetener)
1¾ cups / 425ml heavy (double) whipping cream
¼ tsp yellow food colouring (optional)
read more details here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


All the best Jan
Even during the current hot weather the UK has been experiencing the days have passed by very quickly. Eddie and I have spent a quiet week doing our best to stay cool and hydrated. Sitting in the shade reading a favourite book has been very enjoyable, so too have the salads … simply perfect for warmer days.

Today I’m sharing five random facts do/did you know any of these?


It takes an average person 7 minutes to fall asleep.


People spend an average 22 years of their life asleep.

A 12-year-old girl from Ethiopia was kidnapped by four men on her way from school. A week later the whole group was accosted by three lions who chased the men away and stayed with the girl without harming her, only leaving when the police arrived, looking for her.


A now teenage boy called Ben Underwood lost his sight to cancer when he was 3 years old. He learned to use echolocation (orientation in space by sound that e.g. bats use) in order to sense his surroundings. Today he can play table soccer, basketball, he does karate, roller blades, enjoys pillow fights and much more.

It takes 42 facial muscles to frown but only 17 muscles to smile.


… and I’m smiling now at the thought of some lovely low carb ice-cream, how about you? Why not treat, the whole family to this fresh and creamy low carb/keto dessert. Summery home-made ice cream, bursting with luscious citrus flavour, and it’s sugar free too!


Ingredients

Six Servings
3g carbs per serving
1 lemon, zest and juice
3 eggs
1⁄3 cup / 75ml / 50g erythritol (sweetener)
1¾ cups / 425ml heavy (double) whipping cream
¼ tsp yellow food colouring (optional)
read more details here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


All the best Jan