Healthy Banana Split

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My husband has been complaining about his eyes for a few days. He has to look at computer screen for long hours for work and most probably radiation is the cause of his eye pain. I read an article on reducing the effects of radiation spreading from computers yesterday. It advises those using computer for long hours to eat banana. It says that the potassium in banana is a great remedy for eye disorders. I told him about this magic of banana and we decided to eat banana more often. We love juicy fruits more and we find banana a bit dry, that’s why we either put it in cakes or mix it with milk and honey, which is not often enough. However, we changed our mind after this article and thought on different ways of using banana. As it’s summer here, can you think of a better way of eating banana than a yummy cold banana split?

We didn’t want to use whipped cream not to make it heavy. And you see there is little nigella sativa on it. It was a bright idea of my husband. He wanted to make it healthier by adding this miraculous spice. We’ve learnt that it has numerous benefits to our body as it is antioxidant and anticancer and as we love its bitter flavor, we use it in small amounts in several dishes. You can find more information about nigella sativa here.

As we were talking about these, I learnt that Foodbuzz is sponsoring a posting challenge and Top 9 takeover (The theme is Banana Split) to help raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. So I thought we shouldn’t wait any longer to make this awesome summer dessert. We will be so happy to be involved in such a great cause. If you also want to feel part of it, visit http://www.kelly-confidential.com/foodbuzz and create your own banana split to help Electrolux and Kelly Ripa raise money for this cause.

Mom II wanted to contribute to this post with a drawing. Look at this cool artist with his pipe! And who can show a more beautiful banana than the model here?

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Healthy Banana Split
 
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Banana split healthy way.
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce
  • 1 tsp pistachio
  • 1 tsp crumbled hazelnut
  • ½ tsp nigella sativa
  • 3 sour cherries (We took cherries from the cherry jam we made a while ago)
Instructions
  1. Place ice cream scoops next to each other in an oval dish.
  2. Peel the banana and cut it lengthwise. Put each half on each side of ice cream line.
  3. Drizzle honey and caramel sauce over ice cream and banana slices.
  4. Top each scoop first with pistachio then with cherries.
  5. Finally sprinkle crumbled nuts and nigella sativa randomly.
  6. You can wait it in freezer for 3 minutes before serving if you want your bananas as cold as ice cream.



Comments

  1. says

    I think the pistachios are a wonderful addition! I love that green color and of course the crunch!

  2. says

    This looks incredible! My hubby loves banana splits and this version with pistachios looks amazing!

  3. Ruthann says

    If you wanted to go a little heavier on the banana – and a little lighter on the far…. you could ‘free a couple bananas and then plop them (cutup of course) into the food processor with a wee bit of milk – and it comes out just like ice cream….

    this looks delisc!

  4. says

    I love the use of pistachios. So good!
    I had the same idea in mind when it came to the banana split. I’d love it if you checked it out.
    Although…I can’t take my eyes away from your delicious looking dessert. Great job! http://tinyurl.com/2ucha9z

  5. OysterCulture says

    You have my vote for the banana split. It looks and sounds amazing. I love the nuts and of course the nigella. What a yummy healthy dessert.

  6. says

    Bir dondurma düşkünü için mükemmel bir tarif. Bugün benim gençler (ilk defa ikisi birden) evde. Bu tatlıyı hazırlayıp öğleden sonra anne-oğul keyif yapalım…
    Bu sıcakta zaten başka birşey yemek istemiyor insan…
    Buralar acayip sıcak oldu. Eskişehir nasıl? Annene de selamlar…
    Sevgiler…

  7. says

    hahahahaha,..I always love your drawings,..the bananas are looking COOL!

    I love a good banana split & your version is looking so tasty!

  8. says

    Oh, it’s been so long since I’ve been here and look at the first treat that’s waiting – this absolutely delicious banana split! I will have to keep in mind the health information you’ve provided here about bananas so that I can encourage myself to eat more. I do like them but only every once in a while . . . All of the nuts, honey, spice and fruit make this a truly one-of-a-kind dessert. 8-)

  9. says

    This headline certainly caught my eye and what a wonderful cause! Once again, I learn so much when reading your blog.

  10. says

    Healthy, schmealthy! It’s bananas and ice cream… that’s all I need. They are perfect together. Made in heaven. Yummy in my tummy. The other stuff would just tease me to want more salty nuts or cream or cherries or chocolate or something naughty (as if ice cream is not naughty enough!)
    I have a few extra wireless minutes here while I wait for my husband in Bijeljina, Bosnia and just posted another lunch in Paris. I am so glad to start catching up on my reading… we just made Serbian Kubassa Sausage this morning with real pig intestines. It was an incredible experience and can’t wait to taste them! But, I could really go for bananas and ice cream right now… it is hot!
    :)
    Valerie

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