It’s sporadically hot & sunny one second and then raining the next second here in Hong Kong! I’ve still managed to bang out my 5 mile daily morning run, but my cravings have slowly but surely started to change. I blame it on the weather (only teasing!). I’ll get more into my appetite changes below, but for the time being I’m loving this easy, 4-ingredient raw vegan cinnamon peanut butter nice cream. It’s a great way to get a healthy, extra dose of protein in post-workout!
My food cravings have massively changed lately. The past 2 weeks, I’ve really tried to strictly cut out all processed foods, including cereal, frozen meals, processed snacks, and so on. As I did so, I noticed I’ve really started to crave fruits, vegetables, sushi, and potatoes. But instead of eating 10 or more bananas a day like I used to, my body’s been craving other more citrusy, sour fruits like strawberries, pineapple, mango, and grapes. I used to eat rawnola twice a day too, but now I only have it as an occasional treat.
I really slacked off over the winter, indulging in an excess of oily foods like pizza, fried rice, and fried dumplings. I ate out a ton, often consuming a lot of gluten in the process. I started to feel excessively bloated and just not good overall. Now that it’s summer, I’ve really started to crave all these whole, plant-based foods again. I guess it’s my body’s way of getting back on track!
The biggest advice I have for anyone feeling the same way is to listen to your body. Don’t deny it what it craves, but also eat everything in moderation. Be sure to pack in all your daily servings of fruits and veggies, plus healthy carbs which fill you up with energy. Again, it’s all what works for you and this is what works for me. Every person is different! Anyways, enough ranting now onto this delicious, cinnamon peanut butter nice cream treat.
You can serve it with a side of my peanut butter rawnola like I did here. If you want more nice cream recipes, try this peanut butter cookie dough nice cream, peach mango blueberry nice cream, dragon fruit nice cream, or caramel nice cream. I’m also really digging this 5-ingredient peanut butter cup nice cream from Pinch of Yum, vegan mint chip nice cream from The Modern Proper, and vanilla nice cream with chocolate sauce from This Rawsome Vegan Life.
- 4-5 frozen bananas
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Remove bananas from the freezer and allow to thaw for 10-15 minutes.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender.
- Process until it turns into a smooth and creamy consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides occasionally.
- Transfer to a bowl or mason jar.
- Dig in!