Legends! Today, we upgrade your breakfast, snack, or dessert game with healthy banana splits. Classic banana splits call for a banana, ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and Maraschino cherries. Even though it is tasty and creamy, it is also very high in sugar. In this version of the banana splits, we caramelize the banana, add fruits and nuts, and yogurt for creaminess.
What are the health benefits of eating bananas?
Bananas are nutrient powerhouses. I particularly like them as pre or post workouts snacks. They fill you up (around 30g of carbs per banana) without weighing you down. Besides, they are rich in vitamins B6 and C, potassium, magnesium, and fibers. They help you feel full, improve your digestion, and may help with blood pressure, as well as maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
What is the role of potassium?
Bananas are rich in potassium (10% of the recommended daily dose in a medium banana). Potassium is a mineral that helps maintain healthy fluid levels inside the cells. It also promotes good blood pressure. Potassium is an electrolyte as well. Electrolytes are minerals that carry small electrical charges that promote muscle and nerve contractions and fluid balance. They are essential, especially when working out. After a workout where you sweat a lot, make sure to replenish your body with electrolytes, and why not with that beautiful banana splits snack!
Now, let’s get cooking!
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes
- ⅓ cup greek yogurt
- 2 strawberries
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 4 Almonds
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp cacao nibs
- In a pan on medium-high heat, drizzle olive oil. Add maple syrup and coconut flakes.
- Cut the banana in half. Salt one side. Cook the banana on one side for 8 minutes until it caramelizes.
- In a mortar, crush almonds, sunflower seeds, and cacao nibs.
- On a plate, place a dollop of yogurt, and the caramelized bananas. Sprinkle nuts and seeds. Add fruits.
cals: 514.2 • fat: 25.9g • protein: 12.8g • carbs: 64.5g