Ever since I saw people posting pictures for Banana Split Day on August 25th, I can’t get it out of my mind. I having been craving one so badly. I decided to jump on the smoothie bowl bandwagon for a change.
What is a smoothie bowl? It’s really not that different from a smoothie. It’s just thicker and you can customize your toppings. Getting more nutrition and texture from my toppings is what I focused on. A traditional banana split has sprinkles and chopped nuts. I substituted chia seeds as sprinkles and sliced almonds for the chopped nuts. Serving this in an ice cream bowl keeps the portion size in check as well.
A good bowl is worth sharing, so I made my banana splits in ice cream bowls after I had chilled them in the freezer. It’s also a fun treat for your kids’ breakfast as you send them off to school or a great snack as they return home. You could be like me and hog it for yourself.
When freezing bananas, peel and cut into slices to make blending easier.
- 2 ice cream bowls, chilled in the freezer
- 3/4 cup milk or non dairy milk (I used coconut milk)
- 2 frozen ripe bananas
- 1 scoop of protein powder (I use a vegan brand), optional
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 fresh banana, sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
- 1/8 cup of dark chocolate chips or allergen friendly chocolate chips
- 2 maraschino cherries
- Whipping topping of choice or dollop of your favorite yogurt - I used coconut cream for a non dairy option
- With a blender or hand blender, combine milk, frozen banana, and then add protein powder. Evenly pour into individual chilled ice cream bowls.
- Add fresh banana slices, strawberries slices, and diced pineapple on top of smoothie.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp chia seed and 1 Tbsp of sliced almonds.
- Top with a dollop of whipped topping or yogurt.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips or melt chocolate chips and microwave and drizzle over whipped topping.
- Top with a cherry and enjoy!
11 grams fiber, 75 grams carbohydrate, 14 grams protein
What kind of smoothie bowls do you make? I would love to know.