While on my 2 month long trip in Peru, ice cream was abundant and I pretty much had some kind of dessert every single day.
Since I've been back in the states, I've been cleaning up my diet and my sugar cravings and stronger than ever.
Due to this, I've decided to come up with different strategies and recipes to help curb my cravings.
I decided to try something new and it turned out amazing!
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- 2-4 frozen bananas
- Lite whipped cream
- All Natural Peanut Butter (or almond butter)
- Cherry or chopped of strawberries (optional)
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- Cut up your banana into small sliced pieces (this will make them freeze faster and is also easier on the blender).
- Freeze your ripened bananas. My bananas took about 2 hours to freeze but depending on your freezer temp it could be different.
- Get your blender out and mix the frozen bananas, 2 TBS of peanut butter, and blend. You want to blend it until it gets a creamy texture, but not too thin and liquidy.
- Pour into a pretty glass (I poured mine into a fine wine glass since I was feeling a bit classy), and then added the whipped topping and a dash of cinnamon.
- (Optional) You can add a cherry on top of added taste and looks or a couple chopped up strawberries.
Voila! So easy to make and it satisfies the ice cream cravings.
Health Benefits of These Ingredients:
Bananas have high levels of Tryptophan, which can help overcome depression because of the releases serotonin (the chemical that makes you happy). Banana can also aid in muscle cramping after those intense workouts.
Whipped topping brings happiness to the soul. Boom.
Peanut butter has found to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and your chance of colon cancer. It's also delicious.
Cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels and also aid in curbing cravings. Cinnamon actually comes from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum. Get it?
Have you tried this recipe before? What would you add or take away to make it taste better?