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Healthy Recipe: A Fat-Free Banana Split Smoothie

Get the taste of the classic dessert without the extra calories and fat.

Local registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield’s banana split smoothie is rich in vitamin C, manganese, potassium, protein, and electrolytes. Photographs via Shutterstock.

We can’t say enough about our love of smoothies. They’re a great breakfast option when you’re in a pinch, and they’re an easy way to get in a serving of fruits and vegetables.

But while we all have our favorite smoothie formula, it’s always fun to add a new option to the arsenal. We asked local registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield for her all-time favorite smoothie recipe, and her response did not disappoint.

Scritchfield promises her banana split smoothie is a “balance of delicious and good-for-you.” It’s packed with immunity-boosting vitamin C, as well as potassium, electrolytes, and manganese from the banana and pineapple.

Check back next week for another expert-recommended smoothie recipe!

Serving size: 3 (1 cup) servings

Nutrition per serving: 235 calories, 43 grams carbohydrates, 32 grams sugar, 17 grams protein, 0 grams fat, 4 grams fiber, 1 milligram cholesterol, 260 milligrams calcium, 95 milligrams sodium.


½ cup pineapple (fresh, frozen, or canned)
½ cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 ripe banana, sliced (fresh or frozen)
1 cup plain Greek-style yogurt, fat-free or low-fat (or dairy alternative yogurt)
½ cup fat-free milk (or dairy alternative milk)
1 tablespoon chocolate sauce
1 cup ice
chopped peanuts


1) Place all ingredients in blender and mix well.

2) Garnish with 1 tablespoon of chopped peanuts.

  • April

    Peanuts have fat. Therefore, this is not a fat free smoothie. (Not that "fat free" should be an ideal eating plan, but someone very clearly did not calculate the nutrition facts correctly.)

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