Hi everyone! Happy Fourth of July! I hope your week is going well so far! I have been busy with work and school. I’m working part time this summer in my district’s extended school year (ESY) program and I’m also taking three graduate courses. In addition to that, I was in a wedding this weekend for one of my best friends, so last week and this week have been pretty chaotic so far. I did get the second recipe in my smoothie bowl series created and photographed last weekend, so I’m happy to share that with you today.
Here is the recipe for a Banana Split Smoothie Bowl! I am honestly in love with this bowl. It tastes so indulgent, but it’s made with ingredients that are wholesome and good for you. It starts out with a banana vanilla protein shake base and then it’s topped with fresh pineapple, fresh strawberries, walnuts, and cacao nibs. I finished it off with one fresh cherry so that it truly looks like a banana split.
Don’t be scared off by the amount of sugar in this bowl. It’s all natural and comes from the fruit. Don’t forget that not all sugar is bad for you! The next two bowls in my smoothie bowl series are frozen cauliflower (!!!) based, not banana-based, so if you’re concerned about sugar (or simply don’t like bananas), be on the lookout for those recipes.
If you make this Banana Split Smoothie Bowl, let me know in the comments! As always, follow Busy Girl Healthy World on Instagram for more healthy recipe inspiration.
Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes
For the Smoothie:
1 frozen banana
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
¼ cup chopped fresh pineapple
¼ cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
Combine frozen banana, almond milk, and protein powder in a high-powered blender and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with pineapple, strawberries, cacao nibs, and walnuts. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 317 Fat: 9g Carbs: 44g Protein: 19g Sodium: 381mg Sugar: 20g
*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.