On occasion I indulge in a small serving of a rich dessert but most of the time I try to find a healthier sweet treat. This shake is an example of one of my creations.
Non Dairy Banana Split Shake Recipe
Serves 2 (makes about 2 cups)
- 1 peeled frozen banana cut into chunks
- ½ C frozen strawberries (about 5 medium strawberries)
- ½ C pineapple (can use frozen, fresh or canned)
- 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 T unsweetened raisins
- ½ C vanilla flavored almond milk
- ½ C water
- optional: top with shredded coconut (as seen in picture)
Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving (per cup)
- 128 calories
- 2.5 g protein
- 2 g fat
- 5 g fiber
I purposely used a frozen banana in this recipe because when blended, it gets very creamy and ice cream like. It is difficult to peel and cut a whole frozen banana. So to prepare the frozen banana, take a raw banana, peel it and cut it into chunks. Place it in a small baggy in the freezer overnight. You can also use a whole cup of almond milk in this recipe instead of a ½ cup of water. Alternately, if you don’t have almond milk, you can use all water. It may not be as creamy but will probably still be good.
You may be wondering about the raisins. I use a few raisins in my dessert smoothies to make them sweet. It is an alternative to using refined sugar. If you have a high powered blender, such as my Vitamix, you won’t even notice the raisins are there. If you want to learn more about a Vitamix blender, visit my resource page.
You can also use all fresh fruit for this recipe, you will just need to add some ice. Start with one cup and add more if needed.
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