Banana Split
Banana Split

Banana Split Sundae

Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural ChefBy Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural Chef  , ,   , ,

July 26, 2014

A banana split sundae you don’t have to feel guilty about eating or serving the kids! In fact, this fruit-focused version is actually packed with nutrients. Healthy fats & protein help balance the natural sugar from the fruits. You even sneak in a few antioxidants. The chocolate sauce and whipped cream are dairy-free. In terms of ice cream, choose from organic dairy, coconut, frozen yogurt or even goat’s milk ice cream, my personal favorite. Try something artisanal and local, the key is moderation!

  • Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients

1 banana

1/2 cup organic vanilla ice cream, non-dairy ice cream or frozen yogurt

5 medium strawberries, diced

1 tbsp Chocolate Sauce (recipe follows)

1 dollop Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (recipe follows)

1 tbsp slivered raw almonds

1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

1 tsp chia seeds

4 cherries

Chocolate Sauce

2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

2 tsp raw honey

Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream

1 cup organic whole coconut milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

1Peel banana, slice in half lengthwise & place in a shallow dessert bowl.

2Top banana with scoop of ice cream, then diced strawberries.

3Drizzle with chocolate sauce & top with dollop of whipped cream.

4Sprinkle with slivered almonds, shredded coconut & chia seeds.

5Top with cherries.

Chocolate Sauce

1Whisk all ingredients together over low heat in small sauce pan until well incorporated.

Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream

1Whisk coconut milk and vanilla together until soft peaks form.

Enjoy a guilt-free treat. After all, it is summer!

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