Banana Split Smoothie
Can you say, “YUMMY”? This Banana Split Smoothie is by far one of the best smoothies I have ever had, and no added sugar. Brody and I were talking about making a Banana Split YouTube video, and he was super excited about it. He was relentless about who was going to be in the video with him. And when, when, when? Although we make fun treats with sugar, I don’t always like the big added sugar desserts. Since Brody has been really enjoying making the smoothies, I thought Banana Split Smoothie. Well….I am so glad I did!! This is one of the best smoothies we’ve made. We used a little Stevia to sweeten the chocolate layer, and the banana and strawberry layer are naturally sweetened by the fruit. (If the strawberries aren’t sweet, then add a little Stevia to sweeten it up.)
Brody and I were discussing what goes into a Banana Split Smoothie, and it triggered a great memory for me from my childhood. Do you remember Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor? It recently popped back up on the show The Profit. Well, I loooooved this place, and it was a great place for a birthday celebration. Brody and I talked about it, and laughed as I told him stories about my time spent stuffing my mouth with banana splits. Lol. I was celebrating my 10th birthday, and they gave out an award ribbon that said I made a pig of myself at Farrell’s, but you would only receive the ribbon if you finished the WHOLE Banana Split. And it was HUGE!!! I tried, but I couldn’t do it. I wanted this prize sooo bad, so I did a very sneaky thing. I ate it all except for the strawberry ice cream. Which, unfortunately fell onto a napkin on my lap, so I had to throw it away. Oops!!!I did get the ribbon. It’s so funny I can remember that experience like yesterday.
The Banana Split Smoothie is a healthy spin off of the traditional Banana Split using just 2-3 ingredients for each layer. This does take a little time since you have to make each layer separately. I promise it will be so worth it, and kids and adults will be impressed.
There’s only 6 ingredients to make this layered smoothie, pretty basic. No need to add any sugar, the fruit gives this a sweet fruity taste. The added sugar is in the toppings, so add whatever you would like, or none at all.
We used frozen vanilla yogurt, frozen bananas, frozen strawberries. milk, cocoa powder, and Stevia (sugar substitute).
We use an ice cube tray, and poured it right in. Blending this up tastes just like frozen yogurt from our local Menchie’s.
Use your favorite topping. Walnuts are so good in and on everything.
We combined chocolate sprinkles with the colored sprinkles. Brody thought it would look cool, and he was right. I love it!!
Blend the banana with a little milk, coconut, almond, rice, etc.
We experimented with different flavored milk, and we chose to just use regular milk. We found that the strawberry did not taste very good in it. It changed the strawberry flavor.
Brody is a character, he loves to eat what he makes. 🙂
He made a real fun mess of the smoothie. I think he enjoys the process more when he can spill, and get a little wild with his creation. Follow the recipe below for the full step by step process.
Banana Split Smoothie
- FOR THE BOTTOM LAYER
- vanilla yogurt
- cocoa powder
- FOR THE MIDDLE LAYER
- FOR THE TOP LAYER
- FOR THE TOPPING
- whipped cream