Thursday, 17 July 2014

Banana Split Smoothie

bananas, strawberries, cherries, almond milk, smoothie


Yes, a Banana Split Smoothie, but we are not talking Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper or Snorky here!

courtesy of BBC
Remember the dessert based smoothies I made back at the start of the year? There was carrot cake, black forest, lemon meringue, apple pie and hummingbird.

These were all packed full of fruit, but gave a nod and a wink to the delicious cakes they were based on.
Well, I haven’t finished with smoothies yet.

Since getting my Optimum 9400 blender from Froothie, I am seriously becoming addicted to green smoothies, packed with fruit and spinach. But, I digress, I decided to try another dessert based one.

This Banana Split Smoothie contains bananas (obviously!), strawberries and cherries like you would find in a real Banana Split. I also added some almond milk to make it a little bit creamier.

bananas, strawberries, cherries, almond milk, smoothie


The cherries were frozen black cherries, which the blender whizzed up no problem. Whatever cherries you decide to use, remember to pit them. The Optimum 9400 would take care of the stones, but the smoothie might not be quite as tasty as you might have hoped.

I used cup measurements in this recipe. For smoothies, I find volume wins over weight. But if you don’t have cup measurement, pack a measuring jug full to the 250ml mark – that is one cup.

bananas, strawberries, cherries, almond milk, smoothie


To garnish the banana split smoothie, I frothed up some more almond milk and spooned this on top to ‘kinda’ look like cream. Not necessary, and neither are the sprinkles, but if making these for kids, always an option!



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Banana Split Smoothie
A rich fruity smoothie that tastes just like a Banana Split.
Ingredients
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup cherries
  • 1 cup almond milk
Instructions
Place all of the ingredients in the blender and whizz up until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 large glasses


24 comments:

  1. Love the sprinkles on top, essential for big kids too ;-)

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  2. I am loving the look of this! So simple yet I bet it's delicious. Will have to give it a go in my new toy :)

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    1. There are so many smoothie possibilities out there Kevin!

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  3. That Banana Split photo is a blast from the past--na na na, na na na na, na na na, na na na na! The sprinkles really make it. I've a cubpoard full of various ones waiting for a project ... Bet it tastes gorgeous too. Sweltering here and it looks so fresh ...

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    1. I loved watching the Banana Splits on a Saturday morning before Swap Shop Luca (showing my age there!) - hope you are having a blast in Italy

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  4. I love the sprinkles too. Love banana splits. My fave dish at the German eiscafe I used to go to when I lived in Cologne.

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  5. This looks gorgeous, perfect for satisfying my ridiculously sweet tooth without an actual banana split!

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    1. I love my smoothies that double as desserts Sarah!

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  6. This is outrageously fun looking!!!! I can still remember the theme tune to the Banana Splits... la la laaaaaaa, la la la laaaaaaaa, la la laaaaaaaaaaa, la la la laaaaaaaaa!!!!!

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    1. I seem to be getting everyone to reminisce with the Banana Splits Katie!

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  7. This sounds sooo good. I love the thought of cherries in there!

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    1. What's a banana split without a cherry or two?

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  8. Yep me too, loving how the sprinkles melt a bit and leach colour across the surface -- so pretty!

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  9. OMG - I'd forgotten all about the banana splits. Druper! Thanks for this ...and a very distant trip down memory lane. Off to youtube it now :)

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    1. How you enjoyed watching the Splits Sally lol!!

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  10. I am down with adding the sprinkles fro the kiddoes Stuart. The smoothie looks good.

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    1. Sprinkles go on anything Bintu - my motto!

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