The other day when I was driving Meghan to school, I said, “Brrrrr! Where did this cold weather come from?”
She replied, deadpan, “It is winter, you know.”
What would I do without the logic of my four-year-old? Thanks for the reality check, kid. I sure hope Mr. Groundhog was right and spring weather is on its way because I am so over winter.
This healthy smoothie is my way of bringing a little summer flavor to a cold and drab winter. In the town where I grew up, the thing to do in the summer after a soccer or baseball game was to head to Dairy Queen for a treat. The cool thing to get was a Blizzard, but I was all about the banana split. It had all of my favorite flavors together: banana, strawberry, chocolate, and peanut.
I can’t remember the last time I went to a Dairy Queen, but I’m glad I can easily recreate those flavors at home. Trust me, this smoothie is much healthier than DQ’s banana split, and you don’t have to wait until summer to get it.
As always, enjoy, my friends!
Healthy Banana Split Smoothie
1 banana, frozen*
4-6 strawberries, frozen*
1 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
2 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
1-2 tablespoons honey (I prefer 2)
*If you use fresh bananas and strawberries, add a few ice cubes. This will ensure the smoothie is cold and thick enough. To freeze bananas, simply peel the banana, cut into chunks or leave whole, and freeze in a zip-lock bag or freezer-safe container.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Not only does this smoothie give me some summer time flavor, it also satisfies my wicked chocolate cravings. Looking for a healthy dessert for your little ones? This is a perfect treat! I totally fed this to Meghan for breakfast the other day, too. This smoothie is delicious enough to be dessert, but healthy enough for breakfast. Win!
Maryea is a stay-at-home mom on a mission to feed her family wholesome, real foods and stay a sane, happy mama at the same time! Click here to get free email updates with her posts: