My inner five year old is giddy with excitement over this. I spent a good 10 minutes rummaging through my pantry in search of colored sprinkles to really give this smoothie the full effect.
Because honestly, what is a banana split without sprinkles and a maraschino cherry? Well, apparently, this smoothie.
Oh well. I don’t even care because this smoothie is thick and it’s creamy and it’s a whole lot of other wonderful things that I love.
I made this yesterday and inhaled it in 3 seconds. Clearly this left me feeling like the whole *banana split experience* passed me by, so I made it again today. This time I really took my time sipping it and imagined I was enjoying a real banana split. Time check? 10 seconds.
Case in point – it’s THAT good. Even better? You only need 5 ingredients – milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk), vanilla Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, 1/2 of a frozen banana and chocolate protein powder.
As far as protein powders, my two absolute favorites are Sunwarrior and Perfect Fit. Both are clean, plant-based powders that blend well and taste fantastic. I can not recommend these two enough. They are only sold online, though well worth the investment!
I strongly recommend using frozen fruit in most smoothies, especially frozen banana. Blended frozen bananas add a decadently creamy consistency to smoothies – similar to ice cream. Since I used both frozen banana and frozen strawberries, no ice was even needed. This helped prevent the smoothie from tasting like it was watered down.
This smoothie is my version of a big hug to you. Give it a try and see if you can beat my 3 second inhalation without getting brain freeze. Woo!
Banana Split Protein Smoothie
- 1 serving chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 cup vanilla 0% fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 5 frozen strawberries
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a high power blender and blend until smooth.
Nutrition facts per smoothie (will vary depending on brand of protein powder)
Calories: 270; Total Fat: 0 gm; Saturated Fat: 0 gm; Cholesterol: 7 mg; Sodium: 245 mg; Carbohydrates: 37 gm; Fiber: 4 gm; Sugar: 21 gm; Protein: 26 gm