Healthy Recipe: A Fat-Free Banana Split Smoothie

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

By: Melissa Romero

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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

1) Place all ingredients in blender and mix well.

2) Garnish with 1 tablespoon of chopped peanuts.