4 Ingredient Banana Split Smoothie Bowl

The taste of a banana split will always be nostalgic for me. While in high school I worked the counter of an ice cream stand (hey, Creamland!), and banana splits were a common order from customers. Some of my coworkers would groan when we got this request, but for whatever reason I really enjoyed the systematic procedure involved in assembling a perfect sundae. I always found the mingling myriad of flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) and textures (nuts, hot fudge, whipped cream) immensely satisfying.

I hope you enjoy this healthy twist on a classic banana split! It tastes indulgent but is healthy enough for any time of day. Serves 1 person generously.


  • 2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks before freezing
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • 3 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Toppings of choice (candy sprinkles, strawberries, bananas, nuts, chocolate chunks, etc.)FullSizeRender-9


  1. Blend 2 large frozen bananas in food processor (or blender) with 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (add ice cubes if desired for more volume).
  2. Pour out half of banana mixture and set aside. Blend 3 TBS cocoa powder and 1 tsp vanilla extract in remaining liquid.
  3. Combine two portions into one bowl. I used a toothpick to create the lines in the photo below.
  4. Top with chocolate chunks, sprinkles, fruits, or nuts!

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    How many times did I sing Gwen Stefani in my head while writing this post? TOO MANY TIMES.

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