banana split

Today I felt like eating a banana split. I don't know where that craving was coming from since it is kind of cold outside, but that is what I wanted and I had to do something about it. Luckily for my health, I did not have the traditional ingredients required to make a banana split : chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, ice cream, Maraschino cherry, whip cream, etc. Instead I had fresh fruits, nuts, dark chocolate and coconut whip cream. I figured this would be a great opportunity to reno the traditional frozen dessert into a healthier one.  I now present to you The Reno Banana Split!

Tip: If you do not want to make your own coconut whip cream, you can buy the one in a can. It is made with real coconut cream (non dairy and lactose free), and only has 30 calories and 2 grams of sugar per 4 tbsp.

You can also make your own coconut milk based nice cream (dairy free ice cream) if you prefer to get closer to the ‘real' banana split.  I suggest you to make your nice cream instead of buying it since the store-bought one have a tendency to contain a fair amount of sugar.

I truly hope you enjoy this healthier version of the traditional banana split. Let us know in the comment box below. Don't forget to tag @vic.r_c when you share it on Instagram.

Thanks and Enjoy!

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The Reno Banana Split
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Servings Prep Time
1person 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
1person 5minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut whip cream
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp walnuts (pieces)
  • honey (optional)
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Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut whip cream
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp walnuts (pieces)
  • honey (optional)
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Instructions
  1. Peel and cut banana in half lengthwise.
  2. Add 3 scoops of whip cream between the 2 banana halves
  3. Garnish 1 of the whip cream scoop with pineapple and walnut, the other with pieces of dark chocolate, and the third with strawberries and honey
  4. Eat immediately.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
The Reno Banana Split
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 472mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 47g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 86%
Calcium 1%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.