Throughout my eating disorder, I struggled for some time with binge eating. I would buy three large bags of Salt and Vinegar chips and quite literally sob into it while chewing, thinking “how on earth will I ever have the body I desire while also living my life to the fullest-enjoying my food?” This balance was my biggest hurdle at the innocent, young age of 15. With my loathsome mind and clouded judgement, my lack of knowledge, had quickly given up and I became a slave to my emotions, temptations and mood swings.
Oh, how I wish I could now return to these moments and introduce some of the recipes I use these days to myself. I understand that everyone has their own reason for why they choose to eat foods that may not fuel our body in the optimal way. Whether it’s that they believe they are more expensive, take more time to make, or simply the fact that they aren’t aware of how much more delicious some healthier options taste.
In the rush of our daily lives, it is difficult not to give into flavourful unhealthy foods. Perhaps, fast food. The one barrier that may be stopping us from making it ourselves may just be the simplicity of purchasing a food made by someone else. Having a recipe book in your mind with quick, easy healthy vegan recipes makes life so much easier, and may I add much more exciting. I wish more than anything that I could do anything more to help those out who are currently going through these same issues. However for now, I am about to introduce you to one of my favourite healthy, vegan and macro-friendly recipes that I simply can not go a day without.
I used to call it “banana ice cream” or “tofu pudding”, as most vegans call it. But my bowls have morphed into something unique that I always seem to make the same way. It is not necessarily banana ice cream, as, usually that is simply blended frozen bananas. Nor is it Tofu Nice cream as, that is primarily blended tofu sweetened, and toppings adde. I combined these two recipes, and this has by far my most favourite vegan food, because it is not just very macro friendly but the flavour is absolutely to die for. The difference between those foods and this one is that it’s macros are balanced without taking away from the flavour of the food.
This recipe makes one serving which results in:
- 140 calories
- Fat: 3g
- Protein: 7.8g
You will need:
- 150g Silken (or soft) Tofu
- 1/2 frozen banana
Blend these two ingredients and top it off with your favourite toppings! Voilà, your delicious banana bowl is complete!
The beauty of this recipe is that it is easily customizable! If you enjoy it more sweet, just add more banana! If you prefer less sweet, remove some banana. If you’re anything like me you will probably lose your mind a little to how delicious this food is every time you eat it!