Sunday, April 28, 2013

Banana Split - sans ice cream

I was eating a banana the other day, for a quick bite to eat on my way out the door, and then grabbed a handful of peanuts as well. It reminded me of summer days when the kids were little. Once a summer we would get out the banana split boats and put together a good old fashioned banana split with strawberry syrup over strawberry ice cream, pineapple syrup over vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup over chocolate ice cream, whip cream spread over the top, sprinkled with peanuts and a maraschino cherry, all nestled within a split banana, ripe enough to be sweet as sugar.

I needed to update that meal, as I don't burn calories as quickly as in days gone by!!! My solution was to use fresh fruit instead of syrup, and yogurt instead of ice cream. I can live without the whip cream and cherry.

I'm sure anyone could figure it out, but I'll put the details here anyway.
I used:

1/8 c. Ghirardelli 60% chocolate chips, chopped into small pieces
1/8 c. ground Planters Cocktail Peanuts
3/4 c. 0% Fage Greek yogurt
1 banana
1/2 c. pineapple
1/2 c. strawberries

Split the banana and set it in a banana split boat or bowl. Spoon the yogurt into three mounds in the middle of the split banana. Arrange fruit/chocolate chips in piles on each of the mounds of yogurt. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, and enjoy!


  1. I LOVE this idea! You could also use coconut whipped cream...still high in calories, but much healthier than the regular stuff. YUM!

    1. Good idea, and the second time I put four drops of stevia in the yogurt, it made a much better ice cream substitute that way!