Sunday, January 15, 2012

Healthy Sundaes: Breakfast Banana Split


Julee and I have decided to start a new weekly series of healthy "sundae" recipes.  Each Sunday we'll have a new delicious recipe that won't reek havoc with your New Year's resolutions.  For this weeks installment I made one of my favorite recipes.  I have been making this "sundae" for years.  It's really versatile and you can change up the ingredients depending on what you have on hand.  This recipe has a few more Weight Watchers points than I usually eat for breakfast at 8 pts but it's super filling and packs a lot of nutritional value with 23 grams of protein from the nuts and yogurt.  When I have it I never feel the need for a mid morning snack.  You could also make it for a snack and share half with a friend.  We hope you enjoy our new feature and most of all eating some yummy healthy "sundaes"

Breakfast Banana Split
1 medium banana sliced length wise
1 container lowfat or nonfat Greek strawberry yogurt
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 c. frozen strawberries
1 packet stevia (optional)
8 to 10 nuts of your choice (I used walnuts and almonds)

In a bowl place 1/2 c. frozen strawberries (approx. 5) and microwave for 1.5 minutes.  Take a fork and smash them up until you have a slightly chunky puree.  This will be your strawberry sauce.  If your strawberries are a little on the tart side instead of being sweet, you can add some stevia or sweetener of your choice.

In a separate bowl place your banana cut side down.  Spread the peanut butter evenly over both halves.  Top with the Greek yogurt.  Pour the strawberry sauce over the top and add the nuts.  Enjoy as a healthy breakfast or split with a buddy for a filling snack.

Nutrition Facts

Calories- 466
Carbs-59
Fat-18 (all from nuts, so it's good for you)
Protein- 23

*Nutrition facts calculated using Sparkspeople

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