Grilled Berry & Chia Banana Split

  June 25, 2015  |    Blog>Recipes

We’ve officially been obsessed with banana splits and sundaes since our 7th birthday party where it was a “Make-Your-Own Sundae or Banana Split” Party. Those were the days when birthday parties were simple—at your house or at a local pizza joint– long before the days of everyone splurging for kids’ birthday parties as if it’s a wedding. The party was just an awesome, old-fashioned party with potato sack races and three legged races… and then the sundae and banana split party which still makes our mouth water to this day when we think about it!

 

As you know, we’re always trying to relive our childhood by whipping up meals and desserts inspired from then, but made healthier—and friendlier for our waistlines! (Have you tried our Grilled Banana Split  or our Skinny Homemade Strawberry Mint Ice Cream or our Strawberry Milkshake, just to name a few? Well this recipe is no exception!

This banana split is vitamin and phytonutrient-packed, protein-rich and it curbs a sweet tooth craving—so it’s the perfect de”lite”ful dessert.

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This indulgent-feeling, guilt-free treat is made with all good-for-you ingredients! It’s hard to believe it’s healthy, but it really is! In fact, it’s so good for you that you can eat it all in one serving as a meal, or you could make it into two servings for a good-for-you dessert.   The Greek yogurt contains protein to keep you feeling satisfied, while the bananas are a good source of energy-revving, qualitycarbohydrates and heart-healthy potassium.

As for the decadent flavor that will tantalize your taste buds, you can thank the grilling of the banana for some of the sweetness as it caramelizes and makes the natural sugars in the banana even sweeter. And this is the perfect way to get the kids involved, too. They might not even know they’re eating fruit!

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Grilled Berry & Chia Banana Split 2 Servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 firm, medium banana (no browning)
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 strawberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ tbsp. agave nectar
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Mix yogurt, vanilla extract, and stevia until well combined. Freeze in freezer for 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Turn grill (or stove) on high heat.
  3. Slice bananas lengthwise, leaving the peel on.
  4. Brush bananas with agave nectar and place face down on hot grill. Cook uncovered for about 3 minutes, flip and cook peel side down for an additional minute.
  5. Blend dates with tbsp. of water to make a “syrup”.
  6. Remove yogurt mixture from freezer and blend to make a smooth consistency.
  7. Distribute yogurt between bananas, add berries, and top with a shake of cinnamon & chia seeds.

 

Nutritional Information:

Makes 2 servings:

Calories 172; Fat 6.5g; Saturated Fat 1g; Carbohydrates 28g; Protein 8.5g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 45mg; Fiber 3.5g

If you enjoy as an entire meal:

Per Banana Split

Calories 345; Fat 13g; Saturated Fat 2g; Carbohydrates 56g; Protein 17g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 90mg; Fiber 7g

Grilled Berry & Chia Banana Split
 
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 firm, medium banana (no browning)
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 strawberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ tbsp. agave nectar
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Mix yogurt, vanilla extract, and stevia until well combined. Freeze in freezer for 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Turn grill (or stove) on high heat.
  3. Slice bananas lengthwise, leaving the peel on.
  4. Brush bananas with agave nectar and place face down on hot grill. Cook uncovered for about 3 minutes, flip and cook peel side down for an additional minute.
  5. Blend dates with tbsp. of water to make a “syrup”.
  6. Remove yogurt mixture from freezer and blend to make a smooth consistency.
  7. Distribute yogurt between bananas, add berries, and top with a shake of cinnamon & chia seeds.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 172 Fat: 6.5 Saturated fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 28 Sodium: 45 Fiber: 3.5 Protein: 8.5 Cholesterol: 5

 

 

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