Non-Dairy Banana Split Shake

by Natalie

If your anything like me, you get a sweet-tooth every now and then. Ok, for me it may be a little more than “every now and then”.

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)

Ingredients:

  •  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)

Directions:

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

Notes

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.

Let me know what you think! Leave a comments in the comment box below!

{ 5 comments }

Marilyn August 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Can’t wait to try this. I also have a sweet tooth!!

Morgan September 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

This looks amazing.

Natalie September 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

It tastes good too!

Hannah September 13, 2013 at 2:34 am

Hey, I have a question it may be completely stupid but I’ve been told there is a time a frame in which you have to drink a smoothie in order to get all the goodness. Is this true? And if so, what is that time frame? Me and my husband are enjoying a smoothie for breakfast and he is enjoying it by adding his protein the same as your husband (as you said in your video) but he sometimes doesn’t get to drink his for an hour. If you could shed any light on this that would be fab!

Thanks, Hannah x

Natalie September 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hannah – not a stupid question! Once fruits and vegetables are cut and exposed to air and light, some of the vitamins begin to degrade. However, I would not worry about this too much. I suspect any loss due to these factors would be small. There will still be a lot of available nutrients in your smoothie. You guys should be proud of yourselves for incorporating such a healthy habit into your daily routine!

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