Banana Split Smoothie

March 2, 2014

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When was the last time you had a banana split?  I’ve been living dairy free for years now and a big scoop of ice-cream is a no-go. Booooo!

Ahhhhh, but hold up.  I’m the queen of smoothies (in my household at least) and look what I made – a Banana Split Smoothie complete with nuts, cherries, and chocolate.  And, it’s healthy.

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A couple of things with this recipe.  I ran out of  cacao nibs which really are the preferred choice here but I made my own chocolate with raw cacao, coconut oil and a little maple syrup and threw it in the freezer to set.

Also, I made a basic cashew milk which creates such a creamy non-dairy milk which is really key.  So, if you don’t have cashews and have to resort to store bought milk, choose an almond or cashew version.

Banana Split Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Smoothie
Serves: 2 small
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup of cashews (ideally soaked)
  • 1 cup of water (*or omit cashews and use 1 cup of non-dairy milk)
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ¾ cup of frozen cherries (in Canada, President's Choice is a great option)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao nibs (*or take 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, melt with 1 tablespoon of raw cacao and place in freezer until solid)
Instructions
  1. Blend, top with cacao and nuts and serve!