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It’s National Banana Split Day today, August 25th. Banana splits are nostalgic for me – going to the ice cream shoppe with my grandparents, ordering a banana split and sharing it amongst ourselves. Fresh fruit mixed with ice cream shared with close friends or family. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? Well, it might be better if you didn’t have to share.
If you want to indulge but would like to keep things on the lighter side, here is a healthier version of a banana split. Keep the fresh fruit but ditch the traditional ice cream, turning instead to two-ingredient strawberry banana slow churned “ice cream” (or your favorite flavor(s) of frozen yogurt work too).
Banana Splits with a Healthy Twist
- 2 bananas
- 2 tablespoons 100% fruit strawberry preserves
- 4 round slices fresh pineapple
- 1 ounce dark chocolate, melted
- 4 maraschino cherries, optional
In a blender or food processor, mix peeled bananas until smooth and creamy. Pour into a dish and spoon on strawberry preserves. Give a light stir to swirl. Freeze until firm, at least four hours.
When banana “ice cream” is frozen, place pineapple slices on plates or bowls. Top each with a scoop of frozen banana. Drizzle melted chocolate over each scoop and top with a maraschino cherry if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe from Babble.com, Image from Literatureviewed, thanks!
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