The transition from regular eating to clean eating was pretty rocky for me. My main issue in the beginning was that health food tasted like cardboard compared to everything I actually enjoyed. The problem, I came to realize, was that I didn’t know enough about how to use whole food flavors in my recipes, and that clean eating didn’t mean no longer utilizing my tastebuds.
The more recipe research I did and the more I experimented in the kitchen, the more I realized that a lot of the flavors I loved so much had all-natural dupes. For instance, ice cream was a MAJOR weakness of mine. When I switched to clean eating, I assumed the only ice cream I’d have would be for special occasions or midnight cheat sessions. Imagine my surprise when I threw a frozen banana, some cocoa powder and a little bit of almond milk into the blender and was rewarded with a sweet, creamy, chocolatey soft serve that truly belongs on the menu at [insert favorite creamery here].