Healthy Banana Split Sundae: Fresh bananas, pineapple and strawberries are topped with yogurt, chocolate and chopped nuts for the healthiest Banana Split Sundae you have ever had–a delicious snack guaranteed to make you lick your lips!
When the afternoon hits, I need a snack. My kids need a snack too–like the moment they walk drop their bookbags as they walk in the door from school.
Most days, I have no time to pull together anything fancy, but still snack time remains a special time for us. It is a time for them to open up about their days and to fuel up their brains as they gear up for homework.
I have found that I can get the kids to open up a bit more about their days if we sit down together over a “special” snack. Special does not mean complicated or unhealthy. Today I am showing you how to take fresh fruit and whip up a snack worthy to be deemed “special” or “fancy” within minutes.
Remember a good old-fashioned banana split. Bananas and ice cream topped with the iconic strawberry, pineapple, and chocolate flavors. And then slathered in whipped cream and sprinkled with nuts. Decadent and delicious, but not exactly healthy in any shape or form! I am taking those classic flavors and making a fresh fruit sundae.
There is really no recipe. It is just fresh diced strawberries, chunked pineapple, and sliced bananas layered together. Top with a few dark chocolate chips or simple chocolate syrup, Greek yogurt, and chopped nuts, if desired. Oh and don’t forget that cherry, sometimes I use fresh, sometimes Marashino cherries–and that is an extra special treat.
- 1 banana
- ½ sliced fresh strawberries
- ¼ cup pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)
- ½ cup plain yogurt (Greek or regular)
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips or chocolate syrup
- 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (optional)
- 1 cherry
- Slice banana lengthwise and place in bowl. Add strawberries and pineapple. Top with yogurt. Sprinkle/Drizzle with chocolate. Add nuts if using and top with a cherry.
And there you have it–a five minute treat that will make you a rock star with your kids! If only this Sundae would get them excited about homework, then we’d really be talking!
Check out more of my healthy after school snack ideas over at Don’t Waste The Crumbs.