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?
Healthy Banana Split
Banana split healthy way.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1
- 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)
- Place ice cream scoops next to each other in an oval dish.
- Peel the banana and cut it lengthwise. Put each half on each side of ice cream line.
- Drizzle honey and caramel sauce over ice cream and banana slices.
- Top each scoop first with pistachio then with cherries.
- Finally sprinkle crumbled nuts and nigella sativa randomly.
- You can wait it in freezer for 3 minutes before serving if you want your bananas as cold as ice cream.